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Photo of the Week - Baisakhi Festival

By April 14, 2009

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Yesterday, the important Sikh festival of Baisakhi was celebrated in India. It's a harvest festival, a Punjabi new year festival, and commemoration of the founding of the Khalsa (Sikh religion brotherhood) all rolled into one occasion.

This eye catching photo shows Sikh pilgrims at the purifying sarovar (lake) of Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib. Located at Anandpur, which is considered to be the birthplace of the Khalsa, Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib is one of the five most important thrones of the Sikh religion.

The most sacred Sikh shrine is the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Photo courtesy of www.flickr.com user Sixtybolts

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