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©RAMINDER PAL SINGH/EPA/MAXPPP - epa07505355 Baptised Sikh men with their ceremonial small swords called 'Kirpan', secured around their heads take a holy dip in the sacred pond of the Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh places on the occasion of the Visakhi festival in Amritsar, India, 14 April 2019. In 1699 AD, Guru Gobind Singh ji, the tenth Sikh Guru, or Master, organized the Sikhs under one order called the Khalsa Panth commemorated as the Visakhi Festival which also marks the beginning of the Sikh New Year. The day is celebrated with religious fervor and zeal by the people of Punjab. EPA-EFE/RAMINDER PAL SINGH