Sunday, May 07, 2006

Photos of Sikh Inter-Faith Smaagam in Scotland

I have kindly been sent some photos by bhaji Hari Singh of a four day Inter-Faith Smaagam (event) in Scotland organised by the Nishkam Sevak Jatha (Birmingham, UK). The event was held at Strathclyde Police Recreational ground at Pollok Park from 27th - 30th April 2006.

Representatives from different religions such as Muslim, Jewish, Catholic and Protestant attended the Inter-faith Smaagam where there were talks, seminars, exhibitions, and a Diwaan with Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.


Marquees being assembled for the Smagam.


Sevadaars having Langar during constructing Marquees.


Guru Sahib's Diwaan.


Bhai Mohinder Singh Ji (of Guru Nanak Nishkam Sevak Jatha) giving a talk.


Kirtan by Bhai Gursharan Singh Ji from London.


Exhibition area - a small replica model of Sri Darbaar Sahib, Amritsar.


Exhibition area - small replica of Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib.


Bhai Sahib talking to guests.


Glasglow students being given a talk on Sikhi by Bhai Sahib.


ਸਰਬ ਧਰਮ ਮਹਿ ਸ੍ਰੇਸਟ ਧਰਮੁ ॥ ਹਰਿ ਕੋ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਿ ਨਿਰਮਲ ਕਰਮੁ ॥
sarab Dharam mehi srestt Dharam.
har ko naam jap nirmal karam.

Of all religions, the best religion is to chant the Name of Waheguru and maintain pure conduct.

ਸਗਲ ਕ੍ਰਿਆ ਮਹਿ ਊਤਮ ਕਿਰਿਆ ॥ ਸਾਧਸੰਗਿ ਦੁਰਮਤਿ ਮਲੁ ਹਿਰਿਆ ॥
sagal kir-aa mehi ootam kiri-aa.
saaDhsang durmat mal hiri-aa.

Of all religious rituals, the most sublime ritual is to erase the filth of the dirty mind in the Saadh Sangat, the Company of the Holy.

ਸਗਲ ਉਦਮ ਮਹਿ ਉਦਮੁ ਭਲਾ ॥ ਹਰਿ ਕਾ ਨਾਮੁ ਜਪਹੁ ਜੀਅ ਸਦਾ ॥
sagal udam mehi udam bhalaa.
har kaa naam japhu jee-a sadaa.

Of all efforts, the best effort is to chant the Name of Waheguru in the heart, forever.

ਸਗਲ ਬਾਨੀ ਮਹਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ ਬਾਨੀ ॥ ਹਰਿ ਕੋ ਜਸੁ ਸੁਨਿ ਰਸਨ ਬਖਾਨੀ ॥
sagal baanee mehi amrit baanee.
har ko jas sun rasan bakhaanee.

Of all speech, the most spiritual-life giving speech is to hear Waheguru's Praise and chant it with the tongue.

ਸਗਲ ਥਾਨ ਤੇ ਓਹੁ ਊਤਮ ਥਾਨੁ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਜਿਹ ਘਟਿ ਵਸੈ ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ॥੮॥੩॥
sagal thaan te ohu ootam thaan.
naanak jih ghat vasai har naam. ||8||3||

O Nanak! Of all places, the most sublime place is that heart in which the Name of Waheguru abides. ||8||3||
(Sukhmani Sahib, Ang 266)



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for Audios from the Smaagam

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

the kirtanis name is Bhai Gursharan Singh Ji

Manvir Singh Khalsa said...

Thanks for the info. I will add it into the post.

Confused Khalsa said...

did anyone record Bhai Gurpreet Singh Ji's Kirtan? Please forward any info to
undone@hotmail.co.uk

thanks brother