Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Happy New Year! ਨਵੇਂ ਸਾਲ ਦੀ ਵਧਾਈ!

Today on 1st Chet (Panjabi Month), 14 March, the Sikh Nation celebrates the Sikh New Year. On this day I would like to wish everyone a prosperous new year and may the year ahead help us to realise our divine potential.

You can download the Sikh Calendar for the new year on www.nanakshahi.org.

Guru jee's Hukam (instruction) to us on commencing of the month of Chet (mid March - mid April):
cyiq goivMdu ArwDIAY hovY Anµdu Gxw ] sMq jnw imil pweIAY rsnw nwmu Bxw ] ijin pwieAw pRBu Awpxw Awey iqsih gxw ] ieku iKnu iqsu ibnu jIvxw ibrQw jnmu jxw ] jil Qil mhIAil pUirAw rivAw ivic vxw ] so pRBu iciq n AwveI ikqVw duKu gxw ] ijnI rwivAw so pRBU iqMnw Bwgu mxw ] hir drsn kMau mnu locdw nwnk ipAws mnw ] cyiq imlwey so pRBU iqs kY pwie lgw ]2]
In the month of Chet (the Spring season arrives, the blossoming of flowers everywhere brings joy to the mind), meditate on Waheguru, the Lord of the Universe, (and through the blessings of doing Simran) a deep and profound spiritual joy can arise. However, meeting with the humble Saints, the gift of chanting Waheguru's Name with our tongue is obtained. Those who have found Waheguru (through the aid of Simran) are blessed in their coming into this world, (because) those who live without Him, for even an instant - their lives are rendered useless. That Lord who is totally pervading the water, the land, and all space, He is contained in the forests as well. Those who do not remember such a Lord (i.e. Waheguru) then that person's mental anguish and suffering cannot be explained. (However,) those who enshrine that (All-prevading) God in their hearts, have great good fortune. My mind yearns for the Blessed Vision of the Lord Waheguru’s Darshan. O Nanak! My mind is so thirsty to have Your Darshan! I will touch the feet of the one who unites me with Waheguru in the month of Chet. 2
(Ang 133)


rsingh said...

lol all day im thinking got to blog new year but didnt get time. oh well happy new year even if its a day late LOL.

Singhstah said...


Arshdeep said...

hehe i get a double celebration on the 14th March of every year lol
2) its my b-day :)


Otpreka Singh said...

nave saal di lakh lakh vadayeeean

Anonymous said...

was this hukam nama came from darbar sahib?