Tag Archives: kirtan

DYE HAIR OR DO KIRTAN DUTY, SGPC ADAMANT

Amritsar, Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has defended its decision of barring women with dyed hair from performing ‘kirtan’ at historical gurdwaras in its jurisdiction. “Dyeing hair is against rehat maryada (the Sikh code of conduct) and sign of a ‘patit’ (apostate), who can’t be allowed to perform ‘kirtan’ or recite Gurbani in historical shrines,” Harmandir Sahib manager ...

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15,000 Sikhs Hold Rally in San Francisco Seeking Self-Determination in Punjab

San Francisco, California, USA: Sikhs from all over California and neighboring States held a massive rally at San Francisco’s Civic Center earlier today. Estimated 15,000 showed solidarity and demanded self-determination in Punjab, the Sikh homeland. Sikhs from cities as far as San Diego, Los Angeles, Reno, Redding and Yuba City were present. Attendance by such a large number from Sikhs ...

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Majithia performs ‘sewa’

Amritsar, Punjab: Four days after the Sikh clergy awarded him ‘tankhah’ (punishment) for his blasphemous speech while seeking votes for BJP’s Arun Jaitley, state Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia today performed ‘sewa’ at Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib in Anandpur Sahib. He removed dust off the devotees’ shoes, washed utensils and listened to kirtan. During a public rally here on April 25, ...

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Fateh Diwas to honour Baba Baghel Singh

New Delhi: The march celebrating the day will consist of Nihangs on horses and elephants In memory of Baba Baghel Singh who conquered Delhi during the reign of Mughal King Shah Alam in 1783 and unfurled a Nishan Sahib at Red Fort, Delhi Sikhs would celebrate Fateh Diwas on March 8 and March 9. Baba jee conquered Delhi on March 11, 1783-the ...

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Gurpurb celebrated with fervour in city

Jalandhar, Punjab: That the Gurus’ message still reverberates in homes and scriptures are read with respect by the big and small in many Sikh families – even in this age of technology invasion and myriad computer-borne distractions – brings a calming effect for those who know the importance of an existence rooted in faith. As the city sparkled with festivities and ...

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