Tag Archives: Guru Gobind Singh

Bradford Sikhs win fight over meat plant near Leeds Road temple

UK: A Sikh community in Bradford has won a legal battle to stop a meat processing plant being built next to their temple. Many Sikhs are strict vegetarians, and worshippers at the Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara building, which fronts on to Leeds Road, said they felt offended by the expansion bid by supermarket chain Pakeezah. They told planners that hearing ...

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Arrow In The Blue

Anandpur Sahib, Punjab: The little town in Roopnagar district of Punjab with the Sutlej a shimmering blue presence on its south-west border—is painted yellow-orange for Hola Mohalla, the spring festival of colours. The Nihangs (Sikh warrior-mendicants) with their distinctive electric-blue robes and quoits of steel tiered in their lofty turbans, are battle-ready. Mock fights with real weapons, swordplay (gatkas) and ...

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3,000 cops to be deployed for Shaheedi Jor Mela

Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab: The district police will deploy about 3,000 of its personnel at the historic Fatehgarh Sahib Gurdwara during Shaheedi Jor Mela, which will begin on December 25, for the smooth conduct of the annual fair. More than 10 lakh devotees are expected to pay obeisance during the three-day Shaheedi Jor Mela, which is observed as the martyrdom day of ...

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Panthic issues likely to dominate Shaheedi Jor Mela rallies

Patiala, Punjab: With parliamentary poll expected anytime in the first half of next year, various political parties in Punjab have been making all-out efforts to woo the electorate. The forthcoming Shaheedi Jor Mela at Fatehgarh Sahib, scheduled for December 25, 26 and 27, is likely to be a show of strength. Various political conferences are scheduled for the second day. Analysts ...

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DC orders ban on carrying weapons during Shaheedi Jor Mela

Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab: Shaheedi Jor Mela will commence from December 25 and last up to December 27. The fair, organised on an annual basis, is especially organised to commemorate the sacrifices made by Guru Gobind Singh. This was announced by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Arun Sekhri, while presiding over a meeting of the officials constituted to make provisions for the occasion, here ...

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