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Festivals Huge Baisakhi Celebrations Planned For April 4


1947-2014 (Archived)
Jun 17, 2004
Huge Baisakhi Celebrations Planned for April 4

India Journal - South Asian News for Southern California

LOS ANGELES, CA - Baisakhi Day is celebrated each year in the Sikh Community of Southern California with an exquisite Kirtan Darbar and royal Nagar Kirtan. Baisakhi Day commemorates the day in 1699 when the 10th of the Sikh Gurus, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, established the Khalsa Panth.

This year the Sikh Community of Southern California will host its annual Baisakhi Day Celebration at the Los Angeles Convention Center here, April 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This year’s theme, “Khalsa Mero Satigur Poor” is befitting the beginning of a new decade. The program is a collaborative effort of service and participation from many of the Gurdwaras from Southern California.

The day’s events begin with a special Asa di Var Kirtan program, performed by Bhai Kultar Singh Jetha, beginning at 4:00 a.m. at Guru Ram Das Ashram in Los Angeles. It will be followed by a motorcycle Police escort of Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and a caravan of sangat-member cars to the Los Angeles Convention Center at 7:00 a.m. Children’s groups from various gurdwaras, kirtans inlcuding by guest kirtanee Bhai Kultar Singh and Jetha at 1:00 p.m. will be held through the day. Guru ka Langar will be served throughout the day.

The Kirtan Darbar will be followed by a 2 mile Nagar Kirtan Parade beginning at 3:00 p.m. The parade will feature many decorative floats with special themes representing Sikh history, faith and culture.

The Sikh Dharma Guru Ram Das Ashram Community will also be hosting an Amrit Sanchar ceremony for all individuals interested in renewing their Khalsa vows and commitment to live as Khalsa. This will be held on April 3.

Tejwant Singh

Jun 30, 2004
Henderson, NV.
Nagar Keertan is being organised by my brother Gurdip Singh Malik of Khalsa Care Society as it has been done for many years.

And this year all four us from my family will travel to Los Angeles and participate in this beautiful event which is held at the Convention center, and Staples Center, the home of my Lakers is next door. Normally when the Nagar Keertan is coming to an end, people are flocking in to the Staple Center to watch the Lakers play. It becomes an interesting site because they stop to see the beautiful floats and then some of them join in to have some free snacks offered by the organsiers and become curious about all this and many Lakers fans get to know what Sikhisim is on yearly basis.

Looking forward to it.

Tejwant Singh