Vaisakhi and Navratri were celebrated this month at Gobind Sadan.
For Sikhs, Vaisakhi marks not only the traditional harvest festival, but the day Guru Gobind Singh ji, planted a new seed that grew into Khalsa, The Order of the Pure: those who would dedicate their lives to defending everyone’s rights to religious liberty and a just social order. The Guru marked the 5 Beloved (Panj Payare), who stepped forward, with the symbols which still distinguish a Sikh today (the 5 k’s) – unshorn hair, kirpan, steel bracelet, briefs, and a comb.
Vaisakhi at Gobind Sadan, was celebrated from 12 to 14 April with 5 Akhand Paths, kirtan, amrit ceremony, and special langars. Sangat members enthusiastically performed many kinds of seva.
Just before Vaisakhi, Gobind Sadan celebrated Navratri, the 9-days’ festival of the Goddess, was celebrated both in Mataji’s temple at Gobind Sadan and in the Peace Havan in Maharaj’s garden, ending on 8th April with a ceremony at Mataji’s temple and a special havan in the Peace Havan.