Vaisakhi Celebrations Bring East Reading Streets to Life

May 6, 2010

Author: Linda Fort

Source: Reading Post

The colourful procession normally has the streets lined with spectators – but the chilly weather and rain meant the crowds were not as big as usual.

However it did not stop up to 700 of the faithful turning out to take part in the procession called Nagar Kirtan.

The procession comes at the end of Vaisakhi which marks the beginning of the solar year and the new harvest season and falls on April 13.

Reading’s Sikh community accompanied by music and singing walked between the town’s two Sikh temples – the Siri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Cumberland Road and the Ramgarhia Sabha Gurdwara in London Road, Earley.