Every year, Sikh believers from across the country and abroad make the pilgrimage to the Gurdwara Panja Sahib to celebrate the Baisakhi religious festival. This ancient place of worship for Sikhism is located in Hassanabdal, some 45 kilometres away from Islamabad.

Thousands of Sikhs from Pakistan and abroad gathered Punjab Sahib to celebrate Besakhi festival.
Thousands of Sikhs from Pakistan and abroad gathered Punjab Sahib to celebrate Besakhi festival.
Two sikh friends from peshawar reach punja sahib to participate in besakhi festival.
Two sikh friends from peshawar reach punja sahib to participate in besakhi festival.
Sikh pilgrims are eating 'langer'.
Sikh pilgrims are eating 'langer'.
An old lady is reading the holy book of Sikh religion 'Guru Granth Sahib'.
An old lady is reading the holy book of Sikh religion 'Guru Granth Sahib'.
Sikh pilgrims are taking bath in the holy water at Punja Sahib.
Sikh pilgrims are taking bath in the holy water at Punja Sahib.
Sikh boys are ready for the gathering of Nagar Kirtan which is a Sikh custom involving the processional singing of holy hymns on third day of besakhi.
Sikh boys are ready for the gathering of Nagar Kirtan which is a Sikh custom involving the processional singing of holy hymns on third day of besakhi.
An old sikh is distributing Parsad.
An old sikh is distributing Parsad.
Sikh pilgrims are viewing sign of Punja.
Sikh pilgrims are viewing sign of Punja.

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Karanveer Singh Bajwa
Apr 14, 2014 06:13pm
Thank you Dawn for these wonderful pictures!
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Tamilslevan
Apr 14, 2014 08:15pm
We hope Sikhs are treated as equals in Pakistan and these beautiful pictures are not a mere photo opportunity for Sikhs. Come see the real ones across the border. Best wishes to Sikhs all over the world on this Baisakhi day
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Sikandar Khan
Apr 15, 2014 02:08am
Very, very happy Baisakhi to our Sikh brothers all across the globe. We are all Punjabi brothers.
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deendayal lulla
Apr 15, 2014 11:00am
Feel like visiting this gurdwara. April is the month of festivals.
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