Thursday, March 02, 2006

Episode 8 of India Travels (Part 2): Arriving at Sri Hazoor Sahib


On Day 15th, we arrived at NandeR at 4.30pm. We caught the Gurdwara arranged bus to Baba Nidhan Singh Gurdwara Sahib. Arriving we booked a room and dropped our bags and luggage there. Waheguru! The room was spacious. Unfortunately we got an old room and the toilet was broken and not looking in a good shape. Sat Naam. Chalo, instead we used the public shower and public toilet, which was down the corridor. The sewadaars at Gurdwara Baba Nidhaan Singh were very helpful and had a lot of sewa-bhaav (sweet serving nature).

After settling in, we walked to Sachkhand Sri Hazoor Sahib to do Matha Tekh. I must say, Sri Hazoor Sahib had a very UNIQUE feel. Though many practices at Sri Hazoor Sahib are not in accordance to the Panthic Sikh Rehat Maryada (Sikh Code of Conduct) and there are many non-Sikh influences, but the atmosphere, vibrations and atmosphere there was a very AWE-INSPIRING.

We sat and listened to Sodar Rehraas Sahib. The Rehraas Sahib was beautifully read. Slow, steady and peaceful. Then during Ardaas, Singhs played the conch and blowed horns etc and the Nagara (war-drums) was drummed - it really felt like being in Guru Gobind Singh jee's Darbaar.
On the way back from the Darbaar Sahib we went to a juice bar and enjoyed some freshly squeezed juice (very tasty!). For some reason people in India love to put SALT in juice! Waheguru! I preferred to drink plain fresh juice. It's really refreshing to drink.

When we got back to Baba Nidhan Singh Gurdwara we ate Langar.

To be continued...

(Next part: Visiting the local Gurdwaras and chucked off the train by the conductor...)


Otpreka Singh said...

waheguru, your stories are always interesting

Singhstah said...

these india travel stories are bare funny!

Admirer said...

I feel happy this moment of feeling the presence of almighty came in your life..