| Letter | Malaysia | 30 June 2017 | Asia Samachar |
Lately we have seen preachers in Sikhism, young and old, decrying age old
traditions linked to our rituals and wedding ceremonies. There are claims that these customs like Mayaa, Mehndi etc have been imported from other religions.
My point: these are traditions which make up the psyche of Sikhs nowadays. Import of ideas and customs from others, occurs in all communities and
religions. These enhance and bring colour and gaiety to our ever increasingly rat race lives.
As long as the core SIKH values are retained and religion is not harmed,
why not. Perhaps some of your enlightened lecturers could shed some light here.
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