Just south of the northern California city of Redding, Sikhs from the Sikh Centre of Anderson commemorated Vaisakhi on Saturday with an interfaith celebration during the fifth annual “Day of Non-Violence”. More photos are posted at Redding.com.
The Sikh community in the greater Seattle area will be holding a Nagar Kirtan in Renton, Washington in celebration of Vaisakhi this Saturday: The fifth annual parade in celebration of Khalsa Day or Visakhi, a Sikh religious festival, is at 11 a.m. Saturday. The celebration is marked with a colorful procession that starts at Gurdwara Singh Sabha of Washington, 5200 Talbot Road S. in Renton, and marches toward South 200th Street. The parade route then will proceed down 200th Street […]
Vaisakhi is traditionally celebrated in the middle of April, however the Sikhs in the Redding, California area are ready to celebrate for themselves this Saturday. The Sikh Center of Anderson, about ten miles south of the northern California city of Redding, will be celebrating their fifth annual Vaisakhi Festival and Day of Non-Violence this Saturday, May 5: The public is invited to attend the celebration that will include Punjabi food, displays, demonstrations and workshops reflecting aspects of Punjabi life in […]
This past weekend, the Sikh communities in several cities enjoyed Vaisakhi celebrations by holding annual Nagar Kirtans. I’ve enjoyed seeing Sikhs celebrate so openly in their cities. Below are photos from media reports about the Nagar Kirtans in Lansing, Michigan, New Orleans, Lousiana and New York, New York. Lansing, Michigan: New Orleans, Louisiana: New York, New York:
In a recent talk at the 2012 TED Conference, Dr. Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist (and an atheist with an appreciation for religion), talks about the evolution of the human capacity for self-transcendence: “But every known religion has some sort of rite or procedure for taking people out of their ordinary lives and opening them up to something larger than themselves.” His talk is timely, as it comes around the season of Vaisakhi when Sikhs celebrate the transformation of their […]
The Sikh community in New Orleans, Louisiana will celebrate Vaisakhi with their second annual Nagar Kirtan – organized by the Sikh Society of South – this Sunday: Beginning from their temple, or gurdwara, at 8433 Morrison Road, they will parade along Morrison Road in both directions, between Crowder Boulevard and Bundy Road, said Navdeep Singh, president of the local association of Sikhs, the Sikh Society of the South. The Sikh Society of South Gurdwara was rebuilt in 2007 after Hurricane […]
Thousands reportedly participated in yesterday’s Nagar Kirtan in Stockton, California to celebrate Vaisakhi. This procession included participation by the Sri Dasmesh Malaysian Sikh Band, who also participated in the Nagar Kirtan held Saturday in San Jose, California. In October, the Sikh community in Stockton will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of their Gurdwara – the first in America: “This Gurudwara holds historical significance, Gadri Baba (Gadri Baba Mangu Ram Muggowalia), who established the Gurdwara in 1912, he also fought […]
A Nagar Kirtan was held at the Sikh Gurdwara – San Jose in California yesterday in celebration of Vaisakhi, and included a band of Malaysian Sikhs. This band is reported to also be performing at the Gurdwara in Stockton, California tonight, and in Sacramento, California on Tuesday night. Additional pictures of the Nagar Kirtan in San Jose can be seen at the Sikh Gurdwara – San Jose Facebook page.
In celebration of Vaisakhi, Sikhs in New York City will be holding a Nagar Kirtan on Saturday, April 21: New York City will celebrate the occasion of Vaisakhi as part of the Sikh Day Parade on Saturday, April 21. The parade will begin at 1 p.m., leaving from 39th St and Madison Avenue, proceeding downtown to 24th St at Madison Square Park where there will be a langar with free food in keeping with the spirit of Sikh hospitality. Please […]