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Message by Guribadat Singh on FIBA Turban Ban 27 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
With the grace of God, I have been the youngest Sikh to climb Mt. Everest at the age of 17. I faced many challenges and due to frost stricken hair at the altitude of 29,000 ft at -39 degrees Celsius, I was asked to cut my hair to save myself. I refused to compromise on my Faith and God helped me turnaround my health complete my climb.
Sadly, on 12 July 2014,...
‘Akal Takht’s edicts not taken seriously’ 27 Aug 2014 | 12:17 am
Amritsar, Punjab: Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh’s issuance of edicts and even the excommunication of three Sikh leaders from Haryana drew criticism at a seminar on Sunday.
The Panthic Taal Mel Sangathan, headed by former Takht Damdama Sahib Jathedar Giani Kewal Singh, had organised the event. The group comprises several Sikh organisations besides some religious scholars. Giani Gurbachan Singh had also been invited, but he preferred to stay away.
Giani Kewal Singh said, “Recent developments have led to disillusionment among the Sikh masses. Even the edicts issued by the Akal Takht were not taken seriously and have been violated.”
Bhai Gurdassji Institutes of...
Plea challenging selection of SGPC auditor withdrawn 27 Aug 2014 | 12:14 am
Amritsar, Punjab: The petition challenging the appointment of high profile Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee (SGPC) auditor SS Kohli before the Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission was withdrawn here on Monday for lack of relevant documents.
When the petition came up for hearing before the commission, petitioner Baldev Singh Sirsa of the Akali Dal (Panj Pradhani) once again expressed his helplessness in procuring the relevant documents pertained to the appointment of Kohli as auditor in 2009, his dismissal by the SGPC executive on July 11 this year and subsequent reinstatement on July 17.
Also missing from the list of documents was the August 23 order...
A reader’s comments about ban on Punjabi Movie Kaum De Heere 26 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
Chandigarh: Recently the Govt. of India banned Punjabi movie Kaum De Heere. It was a big news in Indian newspapers. I’ll like to share some of the comments I wrote on Times of India website and some of my counter comments in reply to some of the other people making comments. I hope you’ll find them interesting.
It clearly proves that Indian Govt. doesn’t want public to know the facts about innocent killings and destruction of Darbar Sahib (Amritsar) complex. Indira Gandhi was punished for her misuse of army and killing of thousands of innocent persons. In Indian history and Hindu...
Haryana Committee issue: Hearing adjourned till October 25 after notice to HSGMC 26 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
New Delhi, India : Hearing the plea against formation of separate Gurdwara committee for Harayna the Supreme Court of India (SCI) yesterday (on August 25) accepted the application of Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) to make it a party to the hearing.
The present petition was filed by Harbhajan Singh, who is also a SGPC member from the state.The SCI has granted four weeks time to the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) HSGMC to file it’s reply on the petition moved by Harbhajan Singh. SCI has fixed 18 October, 2014 as next date of hearing.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court of India...
Memorial demanded to honour the services of Baba Jiwan Singh Ji. 26 Aug 2014 | 12:18 am
Amritsar, Punjab: According to media reports the descendants of Baba Jivan Singh have demanded a memorial for him at Gurdwara Sisganj Sahib in Delhi.
“We have been urging Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee for the past 15 years to erect a memorial or construct a gate in memory of Baba Jivan Singh, but nobody has heard us so far,” chairman, Shaheed Baba Jivan Singh Nishkam Sewa Society, Amrik Singh Shergill, reportedly told media at Amritsar on August 23.
Baba Jivan Singh was born as Jaita to father Sadanand and mother Premo in 1649. He had brought the head of ninth Sikh Guru,...
Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Wed 27 August, 2014
Without the Lord, my soul cannot survive, like an infant without milk. The inaccessible and incomprehensible Lord God is obtained by the Gurmukh; I am a sacrifice to my True Guru. || 1 || O my mind, the Kirtan of the Lords Praise is a boat to carry you across. The Gurmukhs obtain the Ambrosial Water of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. You bless them with Your Grace. || Pause || Sanak, Sanandan and Naarad the sage serve You; night and day, they continue to chant Your Name, O Lord of the jungle. Slave Prahlaad sought Your Sanctuary, and You saved his honor. || 2 || The One unseen immaculate Lord is pervading everywhere, as is the Light of the Lord. All are beggars, You alone are the Great Giver. Reaching out our hands, we beg from You. || 3 || The speech of the humble devotees is sublime; they sing continually the wondrous, Unspoken Speech of the Lord. Their lives become fruitful; they save themselves, and all their generations. || 4 || The self-willed manmukhs are engrossed in duality and evil-mindedness; within them is the darkness of attachment. They do not love the sermon of the humble Saints, and they are drowned along with their families. || 5 || By slandering, the slanderer washes the filth off others; he is an eater of filth, and a worshipper of Maya. He indulges in the slander of the humble Saints; he is neither on this shore, nor the shore beyond. || 6 || All this worldly drama is set in motion by the Creator Lord; He has infused His almighty strength into all. The thread of the One Lord runs through the world; when He pulls out this thread, the One Creator alone remains. || 7 || With their tongues, they sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and savor Them. They place the sublime essence of the Lord upon their tongues, and savor it. O Nanak, other than the Lord, I ask for nothing else; I am in love with the Love of the Lords sublime essence. || 8 || 1 || 7 ||