Monday, November 06, 2006

Gurpurb Weekend!


This weekend has been busy. On Saturday Daas was invited to Gravesend to do a Sikhi workshop with the local youngsters. It was a two and half train journey to Gravesend. On the train I was surprised to see that Gravesend is right next to the SEASIDE! (I've done AS Level Geography - however as you can imagine I didn't pursue it further!).

About 40 youngsters took part in the workshop. It started off with Keertan by Bhenji Jaskaran Kaur and Bhenji Ramandeep Kaur. Then there was an ICEBREAKER ACTIVITY that had a link to Japji Sahib and Simran. Everyone enjoyed the icebreaker and it was funny. Below are some photos of the small groups doing icebreaker activity:



Afterwards everyone broke up into small groups to have DISCUSSIONS and later on feedback with their thoughts and views. Here's some photos from the various discussions:



Daas then talked about ROOTS, HISTORY, BASICS OF SIKHI and KNOWING WHO YOU ARE.




Gurpurb day was Chardikalaa. Started off Amrit-vela programme at Uncle jee's house in Gravesend, then went to Park Avenue Gurdwara in Southall. Bibi Baljeet Kaur Khalsa did Chardikalaa keertan and sang the Shabads:
ਬਾਝ ਗੁਰੂ ਡੁੱਬਾ ਜਗ ਸਾਰਾ ॥29॥
baajh guroo ddubaa jag saaraa ||29||
Without Guru the world is getting drowned.
(Bhai Gurdaas jee - Vaar 1, PauRee 29)

and:
ਪ੍ਰਗਟ ਭਈ ਸਗਲੇ ਜੁਗ ਅੰਤਰਿ ਗੁਰ ਨਾਨਕ ਕੀ ਵਡਿਆਈ ॥੪॥੧੧॥
pragatt bhe-ee sagle jug antar, gur naanak kee vaddi-aa-ee. ||4||11||
The glorious greatness of Guru Nanak is manifest, throughout all the ages.
(Ang 611)

The Gurdwara is PACKED. The line to do Matha Tekh went all the way outside and the queue to for Langar stretch right out. It was great to see so much Sangat pay their respects to the Greatest of Great, Satguru Nanak Sahib jee.


-- HAPPY GURPURB TO EVERYONE --
Dhan Satguru Sri Guru Nanak Sahib jee, the Greatest of Great, who revealed the TRUTH to humanity and showed the world how to live, breathe and walk the Path of Truth!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sikh panth de modi, sare dharma de sanje, jagat taranhar dhan dhan Sri Guru Nanak Devi Ji de gurpurab di lakh lakh vadai!

te oh gurdwara sahib kafee sohna ban reha hai, khushi dee gall hoyee ke is prabandhak bachiyaa vaste sikhi de workshop launday han.

keep up the good work!

rsingh said...

The pics come out nice lol haha

Manvir Singh Khalsa said...

Bhai Sahib Ravjeet Singh - don't take too much pride in photos... I had to delete the dodgy pics which looked blurry! I posted the "few" decent ones left. lol. Sorry - thanks for doing photos seva, much appreciated :)