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A holy dip at the temple ahead of Baisakhi

The Baisakhi festival is an ancient harvest festival in the Punjab and Nepal, which also marks the beginning of a new solar year and a new harvest season.

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An Indian Sikh devotee takes a holy dip in the sarover (water tank) at the Sikh Shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar on April 12, on the eve of the Baisakhi festival.

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Indian Sikh devotees pay their respects as they take a holy dip in the sarover (water tank) at the Sikh Shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar on April 12.