|Poster advertising the distorted Sikh initiation ceremony.|
It has been widely reported on the Internet that Gurdwara Sikh Sangat of Virginia, USA, violated Amrit Sanchaar Maryada on April 15, 2016. In a mockery of the historic Amrit Sanchaar of 1699, the Gurdwara Sahib prepared the 'pahul' without reading the mandated Panj Banian (prayers), as stated in the Sikh Rehit Maryada and historical references, which has been accepted and observed the entire Panth since the revealing of the Khalsa.
|Internet news of the historic event attacking the fundamentals of Sikhi|
In the so-called Amrit Sanchaar, the first 13 Angs of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji were read to prepare the 'pahul', instead of the required Panj Banian, which includes Jaap Sahib, Tve Prasaad Svaye, and Chaupai Sahib. Furthermore, the following newly created guidelines were given:
- Daily Nitnem to be recited is the first 13 Angs of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (Jap Ji, Sodar, So Purkh, and Sohila Sahib)
- Ardaas to be started with “Pritham Akaal purkh simar ke” and concluded with “Tu samrath agam agochar jeo pind teri raas..”
- Amrit Sanchaar, Khande dee pahul, to be prepared with Banis of Jap, Sodar, So purakh, Sohila and Anand Sahib.
By this, the organiser of this stunt is trying to prove that real Amritdhari Sikhs are only created from 15th April 2016 onwards. Before that all are Patits because they have taken wrong Amrit, according to their controversial interpretation of Sikhi. There is no other conclusion that can be derived from this situation.
Questions for 'Giani' Kuldeep Singh, the creator of this new ceremony:
Q1. Are all Amritdhari Patits who took Amrit before April 15, 2016?
Q2. Before April 15, 2016, from where did he took Amrit that was prepared by reading 13 Angs?
Q3. This means he himself was Patit till April 15, 2016, because he had taken wrong Amrit?
Q4. Being Patit then who authorized him to do seva in Panj? He is Tankhahiya on this ground itself.
Q5. Till April 15, 2016, all have taken wrong Amrit and all are Tankhaiye. Then who are those Non-Tankhaiye Panj reading 13 Angs and creating Amrit? On what ground they are Non-Tankhaiye and are authorized to create Amrit?
Q6. On the basis that he doesn't accept any other Sikh scripture or religious text, other than Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as the basis for Sikh way of life and code of conduct, where in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji does it instruct to: (1) Say Fateh; (2) Wear a Kara, Kangha, Kirpaan and Kashhera; (3) To make Karhah Prashaad; and (4) To use a Sarbloh Baatta (unless they used a plastic bowl?)?
Q7. If there is no reference to Kakkaars, Sarbloh, saying Fateh or Karhah Prashaad in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, then who gave him authority to use or instruct such things, and according to his own definition is he not going against Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji?
Q8. When the so-called 'Pahul' was given, did the five people administrating it say, "Bol Vahiguru Jee Ka Khalsa, Vahiguru Jee Kee Fateh" to the person receiving the 'pahul', if so, then which Ang of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji does this line appear? If not, then why are you reciting non-Gurbani to administer Amrit, in accordance to your own rules?