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Amritsar, Punjab: MRITSAR: Despite being exhumed in February this year from a well in Ajnala, where they were dumped unceremoniously 157 years ago after being gunned down by the British during the Mutiny of 1857, a decent send off still seems to be a far cry for the skeletal remains of 282 martyrs of the Sepoy Mutiny, as the Defence Estate officials are allegedly creating hurdles in the way of their last rites scheduled for August 1.

The last rites have been scheduled for August 1 as 157 years ago these soldiers, who were a part of the Mutiny, were massacred...


Rohtak, Haryana Advocating peace to defuse tension over separate body for Haryana Sikhs, newlyelected president of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) president Jagdish Singh Jhinda said that he would visit the Golden Temple on Monday before participating in the oath taking ceremony.

Jinda was here on Sunday to attend a private function and interacted with the media.
Training guns at Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar, he said both the leaders should have played a constructive role in defusing the tension. “Badal has always played the politics of vote and note (money) by using...


Saharanpur: A day after communal violence left three dead and several injured, Saharanpur remained tense but calm under curfew Sunday. The police arrested 36 genocide and lodged over 50 cases against unidentified genocide.

Confirming the deaths, the district administration said 33 people had been injured. With curfew continuing in six police station areas, no fresh violence was reported. The police were using a camera-fitted drone to keep an eye on troublemakers. Large contingents of security personnel deployed after the violence continued to patrol the riot-hit areas.

Saturday’s Sikh-Muslim clash, triggered by construction on a disputed plot, had seen the two communities take to...


Amritsar, Punjab: A day after playing a peacemaker by directing the two warring sides to call off their conclaves, Akal Takht today said the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will continue to manage the affairs of Haryana gurdwaras till the row is resolved.

In a way, Akal Takht has restrained the new Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) team from assuming office.

In a brief statement released here this afternoon, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said: “I am satisfied that the two parties have cancelled their conclaves following my directions. To ensure that the efforts initiated by Akal Takht bear fruit, I...


Washington DC, USA: While the Obama administration and Indian Prime Minister office is preparing to forge a new era of Indo-US economic ties, Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) has initiated a social media campaign in support of its petition to cancel Modi’s invitation to the White House.

U.S. President Barack Obama has invited newly elected Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi for a meeting at the White House on September 30. While comparing Narendra Modi to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a Facebook advertisement “STOP OBAMA – Sign Petition” has been launched and funded by the Sikhs for Justice. In a press release,...


Jalandhar, Punjab: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) general secretary and Member of Parliament from Anandpur Sahib Prem Singh Chandumajra on Saturday advocated the need to implement the All India Gurdwara act, which proposes single governing body for all gurdwaras across the country and is a long-pending demand of various sections of the Sikh.

Addressing a press conference, Chandumajra said there was a need to implement the All India Gurdwara act to avoid any tussle or conflict over governing of gurdwaras across the country. “Today, Haryana has formed a separate committee to regulate gurdwaras, tomorrow some other state can come forward. I feel the...


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Hukumnama Darbar Sahib

Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Wed 30 July, 2014
O my mind, the world comes and goes in birth and death; only the True Name shall emancipate you in the end. When the True Lord Himself grants forgiveness, then one does not have to enter the cycle of reincarnation again. He does not have to enter the cycle of reincarnation again, and he is emancipated in the end; as Gurmukh, he obtains glorious greatness. Imbued with love for the True Lord, he is intoxicated with celestial bliss, and he remains absorbed in the Celestial Lord. The True Lord is pleasing to his mind; he enshrines the True Lord in his mind. Attuned to the Word of the Shabad, he is emancipated in the end. O Nanak, those who are attuned to the Naam, merge in the True Lord; they are not cast into the terrifying world-ocean again. || 1 || Emotional attachment to Maya is total madness; through the love of duality, one is ruined. Mother and father all are subject to this love; in this love, they are entangled. They are entangled in this love, on account of their past actions, which no one can erase. The One who created the Universe, beholds it; no other is as great as He. The blind, self-willed manmukh is consumed by his burning rage; without the Word of the Shabad, peace does not come. O Nanak, without the Name, everyone is deluded, ruined by emotional attachment to Maya. || 2 || Seeing this world on fire, I have hurried to the Sanctuary of the Lord. I offer my prayer to the Perfect Guru: please save me, and bless me with Your glorious greatness. Preserve me in Your Sanctuary, and bless me with the glorious greatness of the Lords Name; there is no other Giver as great as You. Those who are engaged in serving You are very fortunate; throughout the ages, they know the One Lord. You may practice celibacy, truth, austere self-discipline and rituals, but without the Guru, you shall not be emancipated. O Nanak, he alone understands the Word of the Shabad, who goes and seeks the Lords Sanctuary. || 3 || That understanding, imparted by the Lord, wells up; there is no other understanding. Deep within, and beyond as well, You alone exist, O Lord; You Yourself impart this understanding. One whom He Himself blesses with this understanding, does not love any other. As Gurmukh, he tastes the subtle essence of the Lord. In the True Court, he is forever True; with love, he chants the True Word of the Shabad. Within his home, he finds the home of his own inner being; the True Guru blesses him with greatness. O Nanak, those who are attuned to the Naam find the Mansion of the Lords Presence; their understanding is true and approved. || 4 || 6 ||
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