Raising the Nishan Sahib

Wrapping the flagpole. Lindsay Chung photo
Wrapping the flagpole. Lindsay Chung photos
The women prepared food for everyone to enjoy after the flag raising ceremony. Lindsay Chung photo
Playing music to accompany the flag raising ceremony. Lindsay Chung photo
Everyone watches as the flagpole is raised. Lindsay Chung photo
The flagpole is raised beside the temple. Lindsay Chung photo
The Nishan Sahib is the traditional signal of Khalsa, and it signifies that others are welcome to come pray at the temple. Lindsay Chung photo

As part of its Vaisakhi celebrations, the Cariboo Sikh Temple hosted a flag-raising ceremony on April 27 to replace the Nishan Sahib outside the temple.

Vaisakhi, which first began as a celebration in honour of the harvest, celebrates the birth of the Khalsa, the order of Sikh soldier-saints. The flag, the triangular Nishan Sahib, is the traditional signal of the Khalsa, and it signifies that others are welcome to come pray at the temple in West Quesnel. The flag is replaced each Vaisakhi.

In Quesnel, Vaisakhi celebrations took place over three days.

READ MORE: Quesnel temple welcomes community to annual celebration



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