Ex-Ragi Darshan Singh declared Guilty of Misconduct (Tankhayia)

akal-takht-hukamnamaAmritsar, Punjab: Highest spiritual and temporal seat of the Sikhs, Sri Akal Takht Sahib, today declared its former Jathedar Professor Darshan Singh as ‘Tankhaiya’ (guilty of religious misconduct). The Sikh clergy, after a marathon meeting, issued an edict awarding the religious punishment to Darshan Singh who previously had been warned several times by Sri Akal Takht Sahib.

During meeting of Sikh Clergy, Jathedar Akal Takht Gyani Gurbachan Singh, Jathedar  Takht Damdama Sahib Gyani Balwant Singh Nandgarh, Jathedar Takht Kesgarh Sahib Gyani Tarlochan Singh, Jathedar  Takht Patna Sahib Gyani Iqbal Singh and Head Priest Sachkhand Takht Hazoor Singh Sahib Gyani Partap Singh were present at Akal Takht.

On November 17, Akal Takht had asked Darshan Singh to appear before Singh Sahibans for clarifications pertaining to his blasphemous remarks against Dasam Patshah Guru Gobind Singh in the United States.

Earlier in the morning Darshan Singh had come before Akal Takht but did not go inside to meet  Sikh clergy.

ragi-darshan-akal-takhtWhen Darshan Singh was sitting outside the Akal Takht, secretary SGPC told him to go inside before the Sikh clergy but Darshan Singh vehemently denied to go inside. First he gave the reason that he cannot walk but then he changed his statement and demanded that Sikh clergy should come out to listen to him. He was violating Sikh traditions and making his own traditions putting his ego on top. Dalmegh singh, Secretary SGPC, tried to perusade Ragi to go inside as a humble sikh. It had no effect.

Darshan Singh came along with DGMC president Sarna, Tarsem Singh missionary and 25 supporters. Four Hundred Nihangs especially  from Gurdaspur and Amritsar and equal number of SGPC Task Force were present outside of Akal Takht Sahib during the whole episode. Darshan Singh, being guilty was afraid to go inside in front of Jathedars and face the consequences. He sat in front of Akal Takht Sahib for nearly two hours and then fled the venue by not appearing in front of Jathedars.

Whereas, Sikh clergy in an edict said that Darshan Singh had arrived at Akal Takht carrying ego in his head, since he had violated all the norms of Sikh religion during his appearance at sacred Akal Takht.

In an edict Sikh clergy described Darshan Singh as so called professor who did not bother about the respect of highest Sikh temporal seat Akal Takht, so that is why he was declared tankhaiya.

Edict further stated that Darshan Singh is given time to appear in person before the Akal Takht before January 7.

Edict also asked the Sikh community not to sponsor, fund or support Ragi Darshan. Akal Takht also directed ragi not to give any discourse nor use any panthic stage until he appears before Akal Takht Sahib within allotted time. Ragi has been given final warning and asked to appear before Jan. 7,2010, and if he fails, severe action will be taken against him.




  1. Jaitnder singh

    The autenticity of dasam granth was discuused thredabare vby Sodhak committee in 1897.They gave decision that Dasam granth is entirely written by tenth master.

    In Dasam granth it is repeatedly writtent that akal purakh is beyond birth and death.Persons who propagate aginst Dasam granthn have not raed it. Drashan singh also does not know anything bout Dasam granth.Their aim is propaganda and their attack is on Guru gobind singh ji in person.

    Chatriopakhayan are secular tales and are aimed at raising the moral character of khalsa.

    Singh sabha never repeat never doubted Dasam granth.Giani ditt singh ji wrote Durga parbodh and quoted from dasam granth repeatedly.

  2. Rajinder Singh

    There must be vide debate on this issue. If Dasam Granth is right we must give it due respect but if some portion is against the teaching of Guru Nanak, Sri Guru Granth Saheb or Dasam Guru then some proper action must be taken.

    As per Mool Mantra Waheguru is AJOONI ie he never takes birth nor does he die.

    The language in Charitropakhyany is such that you can never recit in front of your family. Can we?

    Please go through history of SINGH SABHA movement.

  3. Rajinder Singh

    Waheguruji ka Khalsa Waheguruji ki Fateh,

    Sadh Sangatji, Prof Darshan Singh should hace gone inside and follow the protocol.

    But a major portion of Dasam Granth does not seem to be Baani of Dasam Grnth. For example Charitropakhyay and stories about avtars.

    please reade Charitropakhyay.Guru Gobind Singhji could never say deregatory language about wemwe.

    Please read about birth of various avatar. As per our Moolmantra, waheguru is AJOONI, that he never comes in any jooni either he never takes a birth nor does he die. In avat

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  5. Akal takhat has certain protocols and guidelines. One of those is to conduct such proceedings in camera.

    They cann’t change those to accommodate ego of one person who himself was on that post and was conducting such proceedings in similar way. He was even tying a person to a pillar with a board around his neck.

    Why a special change of convention to accommodate him. Mind it he has bad mouthed our Guru sahib.

  6. Amarjeet Singh

    Our jathedars are full of ego as well. Why can’t they discuss matter in front of sadh sangat?

  7. Tarlochan Mudhar

    In India any one who teaches at an establishment is given the title of a professor depite having no formal qualifications. This chap is Darshan Singh is beginning to declare himself above someone who is above all comparisons and educational requirements. There is no one here who has the educational background or qualifications to translate something which is so sacred. Hands off our sacred holy book. Keep this person off our streets. This is what happens when Hankar takes over.

  8. Unread followers neeed to know that issue was false story uttered by Ragi against tenth master. Do not get carried away by crook ragi’s propaganda tactics.

    He advertises in paper that he is wheel chair ridden and next day he gives interview strolling in a garden. He is hypcrit and a liar. Has he any shame.

    He does not have any shame. had he one he would have gone to akal takhat for clarification. But he was scared. This thug who ate from panth is showing eyes to panth. Shame Oh liar.

  9. Ragi Darshan displayed a very shameful behaviour at akal takhat. He showed that he was like a child devoid of any maturity. This is a typical behaviour of low life people.

    His ego was so high that he thought it was an insult for him to present himself before jathedars.He never gave a thought that sikh history is replete with highest respect for akal takhat that even a monarch like Ranjit singh presented himself in front of jathedar of akal takhat.

    Such immaturity on his part does not even make him a sikh leave aside jathedar of akal takhat.Money looted from sangat has gone to his head. let us pray that sikhism get rid of such divisive people.His silly followers need to think that humans are mortals and vanish with time. Our love is towards our Guru whoom he has salndered in a very bad language.

  10. Akal purkah devises his own ways to punish slanderers of Guru sahiban. It takes time but truth manifests finally.

    Guru nindak Ragi has been brought to justice.

    ਟੋਡੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੫ ॥ ਨਿੰਦਕੁ ਗੁਰ ਕਿਰਪਾ ਤੇ ਹਾਟਿਓ ॥
    nindak gur kirpaa tay haati-o.
    The slanderer, by Guru’s Grace, has been turned away.

    ਪਾਰਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਭਏ ਦਇਆਲਾ ਸਿਵ ਕੈ ਬਾਣਿ ਸਿਰੁ ਕਾਟਿਓ ॥
    paarbarahm parabh bha-ay da-i-aalaa siv kai baan sir kaati-o. ||1|| rahaa-o.
    The Supreme Lord God has become merciful; with Shiva’s arrow, He shot his head off. ||1||Pause||

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