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  1. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Sangat Ji, I know there have been many similar posts on this topic (also by myself in the past) however, I had a question. Can Sukha be used in other forms like in hot drink instead of Degh? I know, Shaheedi Degh is Shaheedi Degh but I was having this discussion with someone and it made me think too. Would this method then make it against maryada as it's technically no longer Degh according to the recipe/ingredients and method used to make rugra. If someone with knowledge could reply it would be most appreciated. Akaal!
  2. VJKK VJKF! Sangat Ji, are there any Singh's (or Singhia) in the GTA area (Ontario, Canada) that do shooting (airguns or guns) or are members of gun clubs? I would love to meet fellow Gursikh's in the area that enjoy shooting and know of places (indoor or outdoor) where we could shoot for target practice etc. Perhaps there is someone here that has private land or knows someone that does where Sikh's could gather and practice target shooting or even archery etc. Even an old barn. If anyone knows then please comment. Thanks. Gurfateh Ji!
  3. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh... Sadh sangat ji, my fiance and I are both amritdhari and want a very very simple Anand karaj. There will be a very very small number of people attending according to our list as we want it to be very basic and according to Sikh marayada, as much as possible. We would day around 10 people tops (mainly just immediate family and crossing out the rishtedaar that we don't really interact with). We have searched online and most of what we are reading is about "Panjabi" weddings and nothing constructive in regards to a simple Gursikh Anand karaj. Has anyone had a very basic Sikh wedding at the Gurdwara Sahib only or been involved in this type of wedding that can list exactly what is needed? We will not being doing things like choora, gold Kara, maiyaan and all that stuff. We just want to know exactly what needs to take place for the Anand karaj to be in accordance to Sikhi without all the fuss and usual cultural stuff that takes place. Thank you in advance. Bhul chuk maafi. Vaheguru...
  4. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa! Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Sangat Ji, has anyone got a copy of the purataan rehat marayada where the panj pathay (5 leaves) of sukha is written? Or is it taken from Bhai Santokh Singh's Sri Gur Partap Suraj Parkash? Also, is shaheedi degh the only way of consumption? Meaning, can it be consumed as infused 'tea' with honey for example? Looking to get the health benefits from it but won't always be able to do the traditional ragra. Please don't make this post anti-sukha/shaheedi degh! Akaal!
  5. Vaheguru Ji... Don't worry, I wouldn't get married to a Canadian just to get a greencard. Dhan Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaaj's hukam to us is to earn an honest living and by this live honestly too, hence why I wouldn't do it for the sake of getting "pukka" in Canada. The work visa seems to be the stronger option. Thank you all. Akaal!
  6. Vaheguru... Thank you to all for your feedback, input and suggestions. Just to clarify, I am not completely illiterate lol - high school education only. Didn't really do well in my A-Levels and did not attend colleage or Uni. However, with Maharaaj's bayanth kirpa I have always managed to get really good jobs. Ones that I propbably don't deserve with the lack of education I have. Education was a concern for me about applyng for Canada residency due to the point system being 67 minimum. If it's meant to be it will happen - Maharaaj da bhana Akaal!.
  7. Yeah I assumed that too. Will look into work there a little more. Probably need to make another trip over there this year to find out the ins and outs. Haha...why do you say that? Are Canadians that bad? lol Yeah, a country really only want someone to enter that can benefit the place - I understand that. Thank you ji
  8. Thank you for your response. To be honest, I like a quite life hence. As long as there is a Gurdvara Sahib close by to were I'd move all is ok.
  9. Vaheguru... Progenitors - Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaaj and Mata Sahib Kaur Ji Apart from UK high school, I have no further education. The circumstances did not allow for this at the time and went straight into work as I was living alone. Thank you for the link. Akaal!
  10. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Sangat ji, I have been considering moving away from the UK. Mainly just had enough of the place. I am alone. No family at all nor am I married. I am not educated either. Has anyone got any experience on the emmigration process for someone in the UK wanting to move to Canada who may be or has been in a similar situation as myself? I was there this time last year and saw that there is a lot of Sangat there. It's clean, peaceful and generally seems like a great move especially for someone that just wants to get up and leave everything in the UK behind. I had the chance to speak to someone there who has moved from London and is working in banking/finance but he actually married a Canadian Singhni and was under 30 years of age when he applied for his PR (permanent residence) so it was a little easier for him. Any ideas, feedback, information or suggestions would be much appreciated. Akaal!
  11. Hanji... Thanks. The reason for the suitcases was because I live alone and tend to move every few years as I rent out. Hence why it's easier to store them in suitcases and put them aside (usually under the bed ). But moving again and need to dispose of things not needed due to lack of space and just generally have a clear out. Thank you Ji... Akaal!
  12. Vaheguru... Sangat Ji, how do you dispose of your old Dastaars? I tend to use some old Dastaars as keski's to wear when at home, doing sports (which I rarely do), going to sleep or on that occasional lazy cant be bother day however, I have built up a massive collection of old Dastaars now (all in suitcases) which need to be disposed of. I wouldn't bin them as I feel this would be disrespect. How do you dispose of them? Burn them the same as with fallen Kes? Any suggestions of the best method with full respect would be much appreciated? Akaaaaaaaal!
  13. Vaheguru... Read the Karni Nama then the Raj Nama - Maharaaj Ji's bachan are atul Akaal!
  14. Vaheguru... The place is a cesspit now. Gants Hill was once a great area full of hardworking and respected Panjabi Sikh and Hindu's, Jews, Gujarati's, South Indians who all get on well. It was always seen as one of the upper areas in the Redbrigde borough. Now it is full of Musilman. They have totally taken over. Bengali, Mirpuri and the odd Pataans. Ilford Lane is just a mini Karachi or Lahore. Seven Kings (once known as Seven Singh's) is now Islamabad. They have even gone out further a field these days and taken over Goodmayes, Dagenham, Barking and parts of Romford. On the North side of Ilford, Barkingside, Cranbrook, Redbridge, Fairlop, Newbury Park and Hainault are pretty much in the process of being transformed into Pakistan. You used to be able to walk about freely and get respected by locals when they saw a Sikh with his/her Dhumalla but now the locals are the type where they will deliberately shout "oh paaji/sardaar ji/balle balle". They gather in small groups like sheep. Too afraid to say something on their own. They have really put the EAST in East London. Akaal
  15. Thank you all... I order Royal Bluebut there's always a difference. Maybe a trip to Anandpur Sahib is due to get some
  16. Gurfateh ji, I am looking for the really deep blue that Nihung Singh's wear. I buy dastaars online (UK) but the colour fades quick and two dastaars are never the same shade when newly ordered. I came across an online store in Panjab with the colour 'tohra'. The pic is a deep blue but pics are pics. Has anyone heard of this shade of blue? I was gifted the blue I want/talking about (really deep blue almost purple tint) years ago and use it as a keski. The colour hasn't faded in 7 years of use and washing (f74 malmal). Anyone help? Thank you ji Akaal!
  17. Gurfateh... Does anyone know the true marayada of taking bhang? I have heard panj puthay is the parataan marayada. Also what are the valid methods of consumption (barring smoking it)? Akaal!
  18. Thank you for sharing the link. Interesting post. Not too sure about the Shaster being sanmukh to Guru Sahib as a valid reason though for the anti-clockers. Maharaaj ang sang in all directions but again this comes down to ones shardha pavnah. I also used to think that we go left to right - the same direction Gurbani (and English etc) is written. Thanks, Akaal
  19. Hanji, That is what my thinking has always been too. Just thought I'd ask to find out if anyone had a different reason as to why some go in the opposite direction so to speak. I thought that they may have some sort of marayada they follow. Thank you ji Akaal
  20. VJKK VJKF! Quick question Sangat Ji, I have being doing parkamaya from left to right (Maharaaj Ji's Saroop being on my right side) most of my life when doing Guru Sahibs darshan. I have noticed that some do it from right to left (opposite direction). Mainly noticed that it is usually Nihung Singhs/Singhniya. What is the correct marayada if any? I ask because someone I have known for years recently changed the direction they do it in and it got me thinking. Thank you ji Akaal
  21. Gurfateh Penji, I thought I would let you know (credit where it's due etc) that your tip with the Persil colour and vinegar has worked very well. Thakn you. It's much appreciated. Akaal!!
  22. Vaheguru! Thank you for the tips. I will put this into action on the next wash. Vaheguru!
  23. Vaheguru! Thank you for this. I use the liquid non-bio Persil. I will try the colour friendly biological one with vinegar as per your suggestion. A quick question though, when adding the white vinegar, do you add it into the actual machine (where the clothes go) or where the liquid goes? Much appreciated.
  24. No. I am talking just general day to day. Thank you. Vaheguru!
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