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Posts posted by PranaamShaheedaNu

  1. 17 hours ago, MrDoaba said:

    I'm sure someone can give a better suggestion than I, but if all else fails, I know there are some ladies who sew suits that will know how to make one. Worth asking around.

    I'll ask around for ya too and if I get any results, I'll send you a PM.

    Thank you!

  2. 51 minutes ago, v.singh said:

    I went to Rome earlier on this month and you have to go through security checks when visiting the Vatican museum.  When we went through the metal detector it buzzed but the security guard was pretty relaxed and asked us if we had any metal object on us.  We pointed to our kara's but did not display our kirpans and he was happy for us to go through.

    There were also security checks to enter the roman forum and the guards here were also pretty relaxed.

    There were also security checks before entering the Colosseum.   The security guard here asked us to remove our kareh but we said that they don't come off.  They then got one of us to walk through the metal detector but keep the hand with the kara on out of it so that they can check if you have any metal on your body.  Luckily the first member of our group was only wearing a kara and no kirpan, so he went through without setting off the metal detector.  Because of this the security guard then let the rest of us with kirpans on through without searching us.

    Thank you! We’ve been before and done the sites (pre Amrit ) but this time round I think we’re going to take it more leisurely etc thank you for the feedback tho!

  3. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

    Looking for some advice Sangat Jee, I will be travelling to Rome, and was wondering whether anyone had been since the “Kirpan ban”, I understand the airport security piece and will be stowing mine in checked luggage, but how about in and around the actual city and sites?


    has anyone been recently?


    Any guidance will be appreciated!

  4. Bhai Sukha Singh Ji / Mehtab Singh Ji - Who killed Massa Rangar for the descreation of the Harimandir Sahib.

    Bhai Subeg Singh / Shabaz Singh - Attained Shaheedi on the Chakri

    Bhai Jai Singh Khalkhat - Who was tied upside down and skinned alive after refusing to carry the Hookah of a Muslim Governor.

    Bhai Taru Singh Ji - Who's scalp was removed for refusing to convert to Islam.

    Bhai Haquiquat Singh - Who refused to recongnise his mother after she tried to save him from Shaheedi claiming he was not a Singh.

    Baba Moti Ram Mehra & Family - Who were made Shaheed for serving milk to the Chotte Sahibzaade at Sirhind in the Thanda Burj.

    Diwan Todar Mal - Who bought the most expensive piece of land by stacking coins on their sides to carry out the Antim Sanskar of the Chotte Sahibzaade and Mata Gujri Ji.

    Bhai Mansha Singh Ji - Who was made shaheed within the Sarovar of Harimandir Sahib whilst trying to light Jot at Sri Darbar Sahib

    Bibi Rajni Ji - Who was married to a man suffering from Leprosy, and left him by the now Amrit Sarovar at Ramdaspur to find food, he saw black sparrows coming out of the sarovar as white doves. Dipped himself in with full sharda and left one finger out so that his wife Bibi Rajni would recognise him.

    Jathedar Akali Baba Hanuman Singh ji - Attained shaheedi whilst fighting against the british at a time when there were orders to shoot Nihangs on site.

    Baba Atal Rai Ji - Son of Sri Guru HarGobind Sahib Ji


    Just the few Gurmukhs from the top of my head :)

  5. 15 minutes ago, Singh1989 said:

    Ah! My Boss goes he wears a dastar. Zero problems encountered. Due to nature of work he has to go UK to Poland twice a year. Security have more awareness since a few years.

    Thank you! Do you know whether he has to remove his dastar during security?

  6. 1 minute ago, jkvlondon said:

    look unless you are at home I doubt seriously you would be able to wash and change . Practically speaking our underwear will get dirty , it is expected to,  that's why we wash and change everyday/when we have to do sewa . You are trying your best to get practice and that is good , just count this as a mistake , clean up as best as you can and resolve to change yourself as soon as you are able . I have never heard of having to change immediately , you need to use your common sense , keeping safai is very important but we are not stuck in pollution mentality  such as exists in other faiths.  However if you were to do sewa in Gurdwara yes you need extra suchumta  especially for direct sewa of Guru ji so then in that case you would have to bathe and change . Same is true of abhilakees taking Amrit keshi ishnaan .

    Thank you phenji, I kind of gathered that might be the case, but you don't know if you don't ask!

  7. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh,

    Before I write this benti to all Sangat - this is a post for advice, if you are going to come with a holier than thou attitude or ridicule then please do not bother replying!

    So I have just started wearing the Panj Kakkar, as practice before I take Amrit, and I have a question about the Kacchera.

    I work in in a professional role in central London, and today went to the bathroom to 'pee', I wiped my parts before re-tying my naala, when I looked down I noticed some residue on the kachera.

    Now I have been told before by family members that if this happens you need to do Ardaas and change your Kacchera immediately? Is this the case?

    I only ask because my family are kind of against me taking Amrit so not sure whether this is just hearsay or another way to deter me from taking Pahaul.

    I don't see anyway round this as there probably will always bee some kind of residue?

    Any Singhs that can provide any advice on this, will be much appreciated.

    Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

  8. 19 minutes ago, mahandulai said:

    the point I am trying to make, none of can provide evidential proof, and our sikhi shouldn't be based on quoting words said 300 years ago. 

    You are of lower intelligence, for not understanding, this simple fact - if I disagree with something, I will MOST DEFINITELY tell everyone about it.

    LOL ok then - because you have full Gian of everything going on. Go troll on another site.

    Sorry but I don't need evidential proof of what my Guru said - if you don't believe it then fine - move on mate - you are actually getting boring now.

  9. 23 hours ago, mahandulai said:

    Guru taught us to be without pride, yet all I hear from Sikhs, are 'be a proud sikh'.

    Guru also taught us to have faith in the Guru Granth Sahib Ji, 10 Human Gurus, and Gurbani in general. However you seem hell bent not to follow that but question everything else. What is your actual issue? I have not seen you post anything positive on this site.

    You seem you need evidential proof of everything that makes us as Sikhs Unique and that enables us to stand out as a Nirmal / Anokha Panth.

    Be Proud

    Be Proud of our Gurus that stood up to the tyrannical rule of the time.

    Be Proud of the Shaheeds that didn't waiver from their faith even when faced with death.

    Be Proud of the Chaar Shaibzaade who attained Shaheedi at such a young age but again did not waiver.

    Be Proud of Our Sadhu Sant Mahatma's that have shown us the way to reach Waheguru through Guru Granth Sahib Ji and Simran.

    Be Proud of our Jarnail's like Sant Jarnail Singh Ji who took on the whole Indian Establishment.


    Ego / Pride in ones self is completely different to pride in the way out ancestors stood for justice, faith and honour. I would seriously suggest that you read Gurbani, do Vichaar on the word of the Guru:

    Bhul Chuk Maaf

    A Proud Learning and Mistake Making Sikh of the Guru

    Gur Fateh :waheguru:

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  10. Yet again @mahandulai do you have nothing better to do than point fingers at either our doctrine, our way of life or the Kakkars.

    If you do not have the faith that's fair enough but do not bring your negativity to a site which  :

    a) Is high spirited and proud of our History and achievements.

    b) Is here to support and Guide.

     I can understand if you has posed your question in a way in which others could maybve help you understand, however you submit point blank opinions with no evidence and expect a discussion!

    Pick up a history book - It'll do you wonders!

    Gur Fateh

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  11. You would think that...

    September 2017 my 3 month prgeant wife and I were in India. our hotel was close by to Sri Bangla Sahib so we went for the evening Katha and Kirtan. Being pregnant we were aware of our surroundings so we were trying to be careful, I kidn of whispered in her ear to move to the side to do Matha tekh - and was then slapped on the back by a sevadaar telling me to be quiet. Bearing in mind im a 6ft1 guy I was a little shocked of all things! We did Matha and I went back up the the sevaddar and asked her what the problem was. We were told that we were breaking gur Maryada by talking in the Darbaar - which in turn fair enough if we were wrong we were wrong but I drew her attention to the visitors (Tourists from India and Out) that had their backs to Maharaaj and taking lewd selfies for the gram and likes.


    There was no response - our own institutions are too scared to say anything to tourists and non Sikh visitors just in case the 'maya' stops coming in. As I think someone else has said - you wouldn't go and take selfies like people do at Darbaar Sahib inside a Mandir or Masjid. We visited a Mandir in Delhi as part of our tour and were told specifically that all cameras (including phones) had to be left outside to protect the sanctity of the Mandir.



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  12. So I was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2 back in March. Just kept being really thirsty and what not, diet has always been good - weight lifting and loads of cardio. So it came as a bit of a shock when my hbca was over 21 (for someone with controlled sugar it should be between 5.0 and 7.0).

    Best thing to do is cut all sugar drinks out - stick to Zero or Diet (again in proportion).

    The docs will say to cut yogurt, fried foods and ghee etc - its not about cutting it out completely its about controlling your intake.

    Best things to do as said above :

    1. Control Sugar Intake - do not cut completely

    2. Control carbohydrate intake (roti, chawl, potatoes etc) replace with alternatives such as cauliflower rice , Quinoa, brown rice - always try and go for the whole-wheat option.

    3. Physical exercise - I have a desk job so always try to get at least 10 - 15 k steps in a day. Weekends are easier as my little one is only 4 months so walking is always good.


    Diabetes is all about control - not cutting out! Hope this helps 0- drop me a message if you want any other info :)

    Daas Guru Sahib Ka


    Gurvinder Singh

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  13. VJKK VJKF Brother,


    To be honest with you - I hear what you are saying. I had the same issues although I didn't have a full grown beard. But when I did find the woman that I wanted to marry, not only did she encourage me to grow out my daari she has been ever more supportive of growing together in Sikhi. Since our Anand Karaaj we have only grown more in love with Sikhi.


    Trust me its hard but its worth it in the end when you find the right woman. Keep faith brother and do Ardas to Maharaaj

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