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    I had a chance to do a photo session with folk artists from Punjab on the eve of Visakhi festival in a Punjabi village where I captured this moment.

    They are standing right in the middle of a wheat farm as they were about to perform 'Bhangra', the famous folk dance from the state of Punjab.

    'Visakhi' is the festival of the first harvest of the year right after the winter season. It is widely celebrated as traditional harvest festival in many northern states of India, such as Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal.

    As a tradition and as a joyous relief from the hard work they put in for harvesting, farmers perform 'Bhangra' to celebrate the harvesting season. Farmers also visit 'Gurdwara' or Sikh place of worship to thank the Almighty on the 'Visakhi' day.

    'Visakhi' will be celebrated on 14 April in the state of Punjab.

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    1. gargaro 49 months ago | reply

      This photo really sparkles!

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    2. Money Sharma 49 months ago | reply

      beautiful shot....Wish u a very Happy Vaisakhi

    3. Captain Suresh Sharma 49 months ago | reply

      Brilliant, superb, excellent shot ! No words could describe its beauty. You have done very well. Thanks for sharing.

    4. Sandeep Singh (",) 49 months ago | reply

      nice shot Sir g!!

    5. shane5ab 49 months ago | reply

      Very well composed shot Bhaji. Happy Baisakhi to you and your family.

    6. shak.nasir 49 months ago | reply

      lovely colors

    7. gurbir singh brar 49 months ago | reply

      Wonderful image, Raminder.

    8. Rajeev Kashyap 49 months ago | reply

      Fabulous Capture Sir!

    9. sangampj09 49 months ago | reply

      1000 words.asli punjab.

    10. Chris Schneider Photos 49 months ago | reply

      Vishaki was celebrated here in Fresno, CA. yesterday. I was unable to make it this year as I was at the Cambodian New Year celebration also held yesterday. From the pictures I saw in the newspaper here, I see I missed some great photo ops.

    11. BINNY1983 49 months ago | reply

      nice location with nice theme...

    12. srinivasa krishna 49 months ago | reply

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    13. express your soul 49 months ago | reply

      This photo is really intresting!

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    14. Zana Khan 48 months ago | reply

      this is great :)

    15. BoazImages 48 months ago | reply

      I feel as I am watching a Bollywood film..

    16. K.G. Balu 48 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Frame from Life , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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