Baisakhi 2023; Do you know the importance of Punjab's traditional attire?
The festival of Sikh grandeur is around the corner and the energy among the Punjabi's have already began anticipating the festivity with utmost eagerness. We are undoubtedly talking about Baisakhi that will be celebrated on April 14, 2023. Baisakhi also known as 'Vaisakhi' is an celebration that marks 'Vaisakh', the Punjabi New year and Solar New Year for the Hindu. The day is observed in various ways in different parts of the country where Punjabi people are seen wearing colorful ensembles that screams pure authenticity while celebrating the extravagant festival. But do we really know what is it's significance and what each pieces call?
Punjab's traditional attire
For a woman Kurta Pajama, matching dupatta, Paranda also known as 'Pranda' (A multicolored silk thread hair ornament made out with numerous designs and tessels), traditional jewelries sums up a female clothing. Meanwhile For the mens, kurta along with a 'Chadra'( a traditional piece of cloth tied on the lower half of the body) that also includes 'Ramal', Punjabi term of 'Rumaal' (Handkerchief) that is usually tied around the wrist along a neck jewelry called 'Kaintha' and 'Turle wali Pagg'(head gear) while doing 'Bhangra' as well as 'Gidda'. Meanwhile both man and woman wears 'Juttis' on their feet. The colorful ensemble opted by both the genders seems to be a treat for any beholders.
When things comes to celebrating the Punjabi festival you must look like a Punjabi too! The traditional wear of 'Sikhism' has been playing a great role in the religion from the early ages of the 'Gurus'. Meanwhile, the Punjabi's celebrate Vaisakhi in many ways, from commemorating The 10th Guru, Guru Gobind Singh to having a flamboyant feast, there's nothing the Sikh's lack off! Dancing 'Bhangra' and 'Gidda' is another way of expressing joy while celebrating the event.
- PTC PUNJABI