Fiji Time: 3:25 AM on Tuesday 21 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Sikhs mark Vaisakhi

Shayal Devi
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

MORE than 200 members of the Sikh community in the greater Western Division gathered at Lautoka's Sikh Temple last weekend to mark Vaisakhi.

Also known as the Baisakhi Festival, Vaisakhi is a harvest festival that originated in Punjab, India. It also marks the Punjabi New Year and is especially important for the Sikh community as it marks the establishment of the Khalsa, which is also known as the Khalsa Sirjana Divas.

According to the Lautoka Gurudwara assistant priest, Bhai Nirmal Singh, this was a day of reflection for Sikhs.

"It's one of the most important events on our calendar and this is the day our Khalsa was established," he said.

He said it was also an occasion for people to get together and celebrate the day.

"This is a time for them to reflect and promise to become better people."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62690.6079
JPY 54.049151.0491
GBP 0.34840.3404
EUR 0.40380.3918
NZD 0.68660.6536
AUD 0.64580.6208
USD 0.50110.4841

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 18th, April, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. $75k 'historic' accident compensation
  2. Man swept away, ends up on tree
  3. Top two
  4. Sayed-Khaiyum rejects vote buying claim
  5. 11 deaths
  6. Air cleared on route
  7. Tribunal dismisses ATS essential services bid
  8. 78 registered nurses graduate
  9. National budget date set
  10. Coconut plants 'cyclone tolerant'

Top Stories this Week

  1. Origins of our Isa Lei Sunday (15 Apr)
  2. Man found dead on roof Thursday (12 Apr)
  3. Body seen afloat Thursday (12 Apr)
  4. Urgent call for help on island Thursday (12 Apr)
  5. $75k 'historic' accident compensation Wednesday (18 Apr)
  6. Wrath of nature Monday (16 Apr)
  7. Man swept away, ends up on tree Wednesday (18 Apr)
  8. Catanasiga appointed first woman executive director of FCOSS Tuesday (17 Apr)
  9. Team Fiji returns Monday (16 Apr)
  10. Woman hospitalised, man missing after boating accident Sunday (15 Apr)