Last week Bhaji Dharamveer Singh from Edinburgh invited Daas to Edinburgh Gurdwara. On Saturday evening there was a Diwaan aimed at the young English speaking Sangat, and on Sunday afternoon there was a programme aimed at non-Sikh visitors who had come to the Gurdwara Sahib as part of the Edinburgh "Festival of Spirituality & Peace".
It was very inspiring to meet the Singhs from Edinburgh. A lot of people have taking steps towards Guru jee and made big changes in their Jeevans. It's amazing to see how Guru Sahib's Kirpaa manifests. In place where you wouldn't think there would be little or no Sikhs you find Chardi Kalaa Guru ke Pyaare.
Here are some photos:
This is Bhaji Dharmveer Singh with his nephew Sooraj Singh. Both of them always wear Baana (the Khalsa attire) to the Gurdwara Sahib and both very Chardi Kalaa.
Young Sooraj Singh only turned 10 years old in August. His parents asked him what present or gift he would like for his birthday. He could've asked for a computer console, games, trip to a theme park or something else. But, instead he asked, "For my birthday I would like to have a Rainsbayee Keertan." I was taken aback by the pyaar this child has for Sikhi. May Waheguru continue to keep him in Chardi Kalaa and bless him with Gursikhi Jeevan.
This is Bhaji Siddharat Singh who is from Delhi but studies in Aberdeen University. It took him 3 hours to come to the Edinburgh Gurdwara. He has no Sangat where he lives. It's makes one appreciate the Sangat and nearby Keertan programmes and events that Guru Sahib has blessed us with.
Saturday afternoon trip to the Edinburgh sea-side:
Saturday evening Keertan and a talk in English:
Sunday Edinburgh Peace Festival Sikh talk:
I thought I was bad when travelling and do everything last minute. However, I found somewhere who is even more "LastMinute.com" than me - Bhaji Siddharat Singh! Poor Bhaji missed his bus firstly. He thought it was 6.30pm when it was 5.30pm. Then he couldn't find his ticket. He needed to print off an e-ticket, so he used the Internet at the bus station. But he forgot his email password so he couldn't access his emails! Waheguru. (It was like something in a film! lol). To top it off there were no more free buses going to Aberdeen at that time. Waheguru. Irrespective of all the drama of the day Bhaji was still in Chardi Kalaa and smiling :)