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  1. 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!


  2. 37 minutes ago, Jacfsing2 said:

    If you ask me, him coming on a work visa seems much better than the marriage recommendation some people are mentioning.

    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.


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  3. 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


  4. 22 minutes ago, Jacfsing2 said:

    It's easier if you get a job before you land in the country, or if you can show the Canadian government that you can make jobs for local Canadians. (Though easier than even these options is marrying a Canadian citizen, but I wouldn't recommend this). Actually to immigrate anywhere, you should show you can benefit them in some way or another.

    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

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  5. 9 minutes ago, Dsinghdp said:

    There isn't much social life or community in Canada. Everything is like 2 hours away, which seems crazy in the UK. 

    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.

  6. 4 minutes ago, BhForce said:

    You have no progenitors?

    Well, that's certainly not good for trying to get into Canada.

    Go here and figure out how many points you have for immigration to Canada:




    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. 


  7. 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.



  8. Just now, jkvlondon said:

    yes I would do sanskar of them along with kes...simple enough, keeping suitcases full seems a bit much



    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 :grin).

    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...


  9. 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?




  10. 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




  11. 5 minutes ago, jkvlondon said:

    just read an older thread from gurmat bibek 


    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. 



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  12. 32 minutes ago, jkvlondon said:

    we always keep the superior person on whom we rely on to our right side e.g. english saying right hand man . That is why during Anand Karaj Guru ji is on both parties right hand side at equal distance .


    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



  13. 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




  14. On 08/04/2017 at 8:31 AM, jkvlondon said:

    No problems veer ji 

    another tip if you are washing more than one dastar at a time get some laundry mesh bags to keep them from wrapping and knotting around each other in the machine .

    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.


  15. 11 minutes ago, jkvlondon said:

    use the shortest wash cycle on your machine temp 30 or less if possible .I've been using persil purple for years in our home with no spoiling of colours , add the vinegar in with the detergent liquid. If you still have problems Mr Muscle SHOUT stain remover is the next step , this is my go to for all kinds of stains as it doesn't damage fabric or colours . I'm guessing your are talking about about salt tide marks on your dastar , my bro used to have the same problem when he was working in a hot environment .


    Thank you for the tips.

    I will put this into action on the next wash.



  16. 7 hours ago, jkvlondon said:

    non-bio usually has extra bleaching agents to tackle stains so will fade a dark dastar

    My suggestion is liquid colour-friendly biological /delicates detergent and half cup of white vinegar ,wash as per normal , the smells and stain should be released from the material (another plus is the vinegar will help colour retention) . use lukewarm (kosa) water temp. Don't use lemon juice as may bleach when drying if hit by sun .


    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.

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  17. Gurfateh Ji,

    Genuine question:

    How does one remove sweat stains from their dastaar material?

    I tie a dhumalla sahib (blue in colour) and the crossed larhs (over the ears) and the chand lahr (across the forehead) stain with sweat. (Please note, I don't have excessive sweat issues lol).

    I have tried hand washing and machine washing with different modes but they're still visible. 

    Anyone experience the same issues?

    Any solutions?

    Thank you.


  18. 1 hour ago, simran345 said:

    You could try asking relatives in India. After a google search it came up with this:


    This is in UK though:








    ( Sorry can't rate any of them, only did a search)  


    Thank you for the links and your search.

    I have no relatives in India unfortunately.

    I have been using Sikhistore for the past few years (great service) but there Royal Blue colour is not consistent. It also fades too much.

    Will check out the other links too.

    Also came across www.khalsastore.com in India.

    Might just make a trip to Punjab soon and make a contact to ship over when needed.

    Thank you.



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  19. Gurfateh Ji,


    Sangat ji, does anyone have a contact (shop or outlet) in India where I can order proper Khalsa Royal Blue F74 malmal dastaars? The really deep blue shade (almost purple looking) that doesnt fade? Nihung colour.


    Thank you.







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