40 Malaysian gurdwaras kick-start year-long Nanak 550 celebration

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Joginder Singh Vedanti receiving sirapao from MGC president Jagir Singh (right). Also present Gurdwara Sahib Subang president Amrick Singh (left). – Photo: Asia Samachar

Some 40 gurdwaras have indicated that they would conduct the congregational reading of Japji Sahib to kick start the year-long celebration of Guru Nanak’s 550 birth next year.

It is part of the run-up to the Grand Celebrations of 550th Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Parkash Purab next year led by the Malaysian Gurdwaras Council (MGC).

The official launch of the event was marked with a speech by former Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti at Gurdwara Sahib Subang Jaya today (23 Nov 2018). It was followed by kirtan and congregational reading of Japji Sahib at 11.30am.

Gurdwaras celebrating on the 25 November have been encouraged to recite the congregational Japji Sahib Ji.

“We have drawn up a year-long events to celebrate the 550th parkash dehara in a major way next way. One of the programmes lined-up is viakhiaa (discourse) of Japji Sahib by trained lecturer whom we will invite from Punjab,” Jagir told Asia Samachar. “The idea is to not merely read the bani to understand the gian that Guru Nanak bestowed upon us via this bani (scripture).”

The year-long programme is supported by Khalsa Diwan Malaysia (KDM), Tatt Khalsa Diwan Malaysia and Sant Sohan Singh Memorial Society Malaysia.

 

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Is Guru Nanak’s Parkash Day Different from Guru Nanak’s Birth Day? Yes, It Is. (Asia Samachar, 22 Nov 2018)

Grand Celebrations in connection with Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s 550 Years Avtar Dihara on 12 November 2019 (Nanakshahi Calendar) (Asia Samachar, 3 Aug 2018)

 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. So what do you suggest we give them when they visit oh great one?What else shall we change to satisfy
    Sant Baba Sri 108 Gursharan Singh?How many needy persons have you ‘assisted’ recently oh great one?

  2. May be it is time to review the custom of giving SIRAPAOs and offering of RUMALAS be reviewed as both may have lost their significance and money spent of them may be waste of funds which can be used more beneficial purposes or to assist some needy persons.
    I WONDER WHAT THE RECEPIENTS OF THE SIRAPAO DO WITH THEM AS SOME MAY HAVE RECEIVED HUNDREDS/THOUSANDS OF THEM.
    Hundreds of EXPENSIVE RUMALAS ARE KNOWN TO BE ROTTING IN THE CUPBOARDS OF THOUSANDS OF GURDWARAS WORLDWIDE AND SAME MAY BE TRUE ABOUT THE SIRAPAOS and both may be burnt later under the name of SASKAR as both may also not have alternative uses.
    NEED FOR CHANGE OF MINDSET.
    with the arrival of the former Akal Takht Jathedar MGC may take this opportunity to discuss these two customs.
    Apologies as no insult or malice intended.
    Gur Fateh

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