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  1. taken from sikh youth-projects facebook status

    Also a BENTI to ALL Singhs, today EVERYONE needs to ring each other and meet at their towns Main Gurdwara between 6:30 - 7pm and then mobilise into groups to ALL Gurdwara in affected areas..Hopefully the Police will prevent further rioting tonight, but if they don't we need to be prepared to protect our Guru Ghars from mindless vandalism!! LETS UNITE, lets put our differences to aside and come together!

    For Coventry Sikhs we would request to meet at GNP Gurdwara 7pm

    Ilford/East London - Meeting at Gurdwara Singh Sabha 7Kings Gym, High Road, 8pm

    All Southall Singhs meet at Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Park Avenue for 6pm!!

    All B'ham Singh's meet at Smethwick High Street Gurdwara for 6:30pm, and then we all split up to go to other Gurdwara in B'ham.

    spread the word

  2. vaheguroo je ka khalsa, vaheguroo je kee fateh (the khalsa belong to god, all victory, is gods victory)

    im sure some of my more knowledgeable posters will guide you in due time, but here are a few good websites to get you started :

    http://www.allaboutsikhs.com/ - a wealth of information about sikhism

    http://sikhitothemax.com/ - can read from sri guru granth sahibji online with english translation

    there is a lot of ebooks in english available online, here is one site that you can read from http://www.sikhroots.com/docman/cat_view/67-resources

    i would definitely recommend reading these ebooks



    theres lots of english katha (discussion/discourse) available on the internet where you can learn about the principles of sikhism. here is some to get you started, i would recommend bhai parminder singhs katha


    with regards to sikhs daily prayers, a practising sikh wakes up during amritvela (before sunrise) and firstly meditates on gods name (given by the guru when you take amrit (baptised)). At sunrise he then recites or listens to japji sahib, jaap sahib, tav prasad swaiyaea, chaupai sahib, anand sahib

    in the evening we recite rehraas sahib

    at night time we recite kirtan sohilla. throughout the day whatever we are doing, we try to remember god with every breath (difficulty but this is the stage we all aspire to reach)

    you can listen to the daily nitnem (prayers) from here with english translation. Try to focus on the sound and meditate on it even if you dont understand it

    japji sahib-

    (i would recommend searching for all the daily prayers form username rajkaregakhalsa on youtube)

    you can download the daily prayers from here


    hope this helps

    vaheguroo je ka khalsa, vaheguroo je kee fateh

  3. im not a bhramgyani by any means, but im pretty sure that it isnt gurmat to believe in these coincidences/messages. Im sure if you tried hard enough you could find a pattern/message/coincidence with most things. Just dont over analyse things too much and your lives will be a lot simpler and happier im sure, dont mean to offend anyone. fateh

  4. vjkk vjkf

    Daas is intending to start playing whole akhand paaths from an mp3 file at my house and was wondering if there is any maryada i should follow? The device will be a small hifi system playing mp3 recording of akandpaath i have downloaded.

    vjkk vjkf

  5. unfortunately i personally know of 2 people whom have had marriages to people in india and it didnt work out. This one person is a doctor, he has been married 3 times. His first 2 wives were from india. The first was a dentist, once she did her dentistry equivalent exams here she left him. The second left him to go back to india. The 3rd marriage is with someone from england and touchwood things are going ok so far. They make a good couple.

    The 2nd person i know married somebody about half his age from india. They even have 2 kids. A few days after she got her permanent residency, she left him. She also made claims of abuse at one point. She doesnt even care about her own kids and only see's them once a week.

    You've got married, and there are plenty of marriages from india that do work out. You have made the commitment so stick with it! theres no reason to think she isnt a nice girl. Ask maharaj for guidance and help and im sure ther marriage will be fine. All the best!

  6. i recieved a reply from the BBC

    Thanks for contacting us regarding ‘Have I Got A Bit More News For You’.

    We understand you were offended by a comment made on ‘Have I Got A Bit More News For You’ by host Chris Addison, as you felt it was offensive to Sikhs. This episode was a repeat of a show which originally aired in November 2010.

    ‘Have I Got News For You’ is a topical, satirical comedy quiz programme and we can assure you there was certainly no intention to offend.

    In this instance, the comments and satire were directed at the opponents of Nikki Hayley - who is of Sikh origin - who publicly stated “We’ve already got one rag head in the White House. We don’t want another one in the governor’s mansion.”

    Chris Addison replied “...it’s towel head, d***head”.

    His comments and satire were not directed to Sikhs, but to those who made the offensive comments in the first instance by correcting the use of offensive language by certain people and aiming offensive language at them.

    To that end, we’d like to assure you that we’ve registered your concerns on our audience log. This is a daily report of audience feedback that's made available to many BBC staff, including members of the BBC Executive Board, programme makers, channel controllers and other senior managers.

    The audience logs are seen as important documents that can help shape decisions about future programming and content.

    Thanks again for taking the time to contact us.

    Kind Regards

    BBC Audience Services

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  7. the fact is that this racist remark was made directly in relation to the sikh turban. just because they are joking makes it ok? If we sit back and let them joke about our religion like that then who will respect us? cant believe some sangat are defending these comments, what will they say next about sikhs on british tv if this is an acceptable comment? The dastaar is our crown which guruji blessed us with.


    everyone please make a complaint


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  8. There a very very simple solution to all of this. All we need is more Dastaar classes (and a Voluntary Dastaar services) in the Gurdware.

    Not only should Gurdwares make sure they sell ALL of the 5k's in every Gurdware. All Gurdwares should also sell Dastaara!!!

    I say this, because I only know how to tie one type of Dastaar, it's this one in the attached video (but I really want to know how to tie a round Dastaar, a Dumala, and the classic Punjabi Dastaar, like the one in the first of the two video posts above by Singh559). I can't copy the techniques from video.

    If you have a look at this video below, and the first one above, you will see that they are two different turbans, even though they both would be considered a nok dastaar. The one above takes more skill and know how, like the round Dastaar and Dumala:

    Have you asked your Dad to see if he can help:

    There is some comedy at the beginning of the video, but that's just Jus Reigns way, The preparation for the Dastaar starts at 5mins, and the Dastaar tying starts at 7mins:

    I remember teaching myself that style from a similar youtube video. I was in the same position as you. I actually went to a turban tying class on one occasion at my local gurdwara, unfortunately both of the sevadaars couldnt speak english and my punjabi skills are very limited. They ended up saying that the current style i was tying is fine and "modern" . they were going to teach the traditional triangle punjabi dastaar. The best solution is to ask local gursikhs you know for help with tying round/dummallaa. i certainly agree that all gurdwaras should have the 5ks available and dastaar material. Not having these things is just an extra hurdle monas from non amritdhari families have to cross to become practising gursikhs.

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