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  1. Was just watching a BOS video and bhai Jagraj Singh briefly narrated the story of how Sikhs during the time of Guru Arjan Dev Ji were digging at Amrtisar and as they kept on digging they discovered a meditating yogi underground. The Sikhs woke him up from his samadhi and he asked them if this is the age of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the Sikhs said yes its the age of Guru Nanak Dev ji but Guru Ji has left and that Guru Ram Das Ji is here now. The yogi then took amrit from Guru Ram Das ji and passed away, got mukti. So the yogi had been meditating on Waheguru ji and waiting for Guru Nanak Dev Ji for 1000s of years and when he took amrit from Guru sahib he got mukti and left his body. This is the first time i heard this sakhi It is a beautiful sakhi anyone know more about it? I read how when Baba Deep Singh Ji met Guru Gobind Singh Ji someone from sangat said something like how young Baba ji is, Guru Gobind Singh ji then said that Baba Deep Singh Ji is not young and that he is 1000s and 1000s of years old and has been gone through life after life searching for him and that he has finally met him.
  2. Some singhs "vandalized" the giddha bhangra statues at the amritsar heritage street leading to jallianwala Bagh and harmandir sahib. Those statues shouldn't be there in the first place. Every time I been there the statues really annoyed me and looked very out of place. They have a huge statue of maharaja ranjit singh which is fine. Its further down anyway. Sadly from what iv read the singhs have been arrested.
  3. The issue of images of buddhist deities and logos appearing on the walls of Gurdwara Patthar sahib , Leh hadn't cooled down yet, and a new , far more dangerous propaganda seem to be brewing again. This time its directed at the very religio-political nucleus of Sikhism, Sri Harmandar sahib, Amritsar. These look like images of hindu/buddhist deities . To blend in Harmandar sahib artwork , some images have 'satnam' written on them. Interesting point is SGPC chose to put this crrapp instead of repainting the old worn-out artwork. What a shame ! Sikhs are being taken for a ride like anything. The idea of the enemy is to sow seeds of non-sikh elements today that will serve as seeds for claiming Harmandar sahib at a point in future , as is the ultimate agenda of certain elements you know, I need not mention their names. To claim Harmandar sahib as a hindu temple and thereby destroy Sikhi forever. Future generations of Sikh will be psychologically forced to respect these new paintings since they're not part of harmandar sahib and thereby erasing or destroying them would be tantamount to desecrating harmandar sahib. But new generations of sikhs can also easily be lied to believe these paintings of deities were ALWAYS THERE , and thus sikhs were always hindu anyways . source : https://www.sikh24.com/2016/10/17/sgpc-remains-silent-over-questionable-artwork-at-sri-harmandir-sahib/#.XM0xjugzbIU PS : Just want to add to you, the Mahabodhi temple complex , one of the most sacred and historical places in Bihar , related directly to buddha is not being given to Buddhist community for maintenance despite their repeated requests and is being governed by hindu mahants. It should also not be forgotten Buddhism was driven forcefully out of india where it grew abundantly , but in its home country india it is regarded as a sect of hinduism. The idea of forces inimical to Sikhism could be to first convert harmandar sahib into a buddhist complex , hand it over to buddhist and then gradually the people pulling the strings secretly from the dark appear and actually claim it from the buddhists , as they have in the past
  4. Amritsar is now a major tourist attraction with 30,000 foreign visitors in 2017. The city has been beautifully renovated. The Amritsar Airport handles 150 flights per week.
  5. Can sangat please suggest hotels or nivas asthans near sri darbar sahib. They have to be a decent standard and no more than half an hour walk. I have heard about nishkam jatha niwas but when i phoned nobody picked up. Failing nivas, even hotels which are not too far would be great. I have stayed in hyatt before but as it is on gt road you always need to travel by car to reach darbar sahib. Id prefer a hotel i can get a motor rickshaw from or walk from. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  6. As if shiv sena punjab cant get any more laughable, then these muppets appear trying to provoke Sikhs.
  7. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/04/28/cabbies-car-boot-painting-sells-for-90-000/ This painting apparently purchased for £40 by a Sikhi cabbie at a car boot sale has sold for £92k
  8. WJKK WJKF ji I'm planning on visiting amritsar this summer, wondering if anyone has crossed the border by foot or bus/coach into lahore? I'd like to go for a couple days and then cross back over into amritsar. As a british national, should i apply for a PK visa whilst i'm here in uk, or india or is there a visa on arrival in pk? Once i've got my pk visa, whats the process? Any advise from those who have crossed the border would be appreciated. Thank you :)
  9. MR JASSI SINGH LOST HIS DAUGHTER IN AMRITSAR FROM YESTERDAY 6.00 P.M. (EVENING) PLEASE SHARE. https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1721636124733091&id=100006601599293&set=a.1700917463471624.1073741837.100006601599293
  10. News Alert: Gatka students attacked on Amritsar Gurdwara premises. Two held for hurting religious sentiments Amritsar: The city police have booked two people for entering a Gurdwara, located in the Cheel Mandi area, and assaulting several children, who were practising Gatka on Gurdwara premises. The police authorities said following the initial probe and medical examination of the suspects it was found that the accused were not drunk as claimed in the police complaint by Inderjit Singh of the Cheel Mandi area. Among those booked include Honey and his brother Money, both residents of the Cheel Mandi area. While Honey was arrested by the police, Money was still at large, said Randhir Singh, additional SHO of the Kotwali police. A case under Sections 452, 323, 295-A and 34, IPC, was registered against the duo. Inderjit had claimed that the accused were in inebriated condition and they were stopped from entering the Gurdwara complex. He stated to the police that a group of children were practising Gatka when the accused entered the Gurdwara. He alleged when children objected to it, the accused threw empty soda bottles at them, besides attacking them with iron rods. Sacrilege of the children's Dastars occurred during the incident. Randhir Money escaped to Himachal Pradesh. He said police teams had been sent to arrest him. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153105612157791&substory_index=0&id=240716567790
  11. Sikh Channel ਤਾਜ਼ਾ ਖ਼ਬਰ: ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ - ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ ਤਖ਼ਤ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਦੇ ਪੰਜ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਸਾਹਿਬਾਨ ਨੇ ਗੁਰਮਤਾ ਕਰ ਕੇ SGPC ਨੂੰ ਆਦੇਸ਼ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਕਿ ਪੰਜੇ ਜਥੇਦਾਰਾਂ ਨੂੰ ੳੁਹਨਾਂ ਦੇ ਅਹੁਦਿਅਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਹਟਾ ਕੇ, ੳੁਹਨਾਂ ਦੀਅਾਂ ਹੋਰ ਵੀ ਸੇਵਾਵਾਂ ਬੰਦ ਕੀਤੀਅਾਂ ਜਾਣ। ਪੰਜ ਪਿਆਰੇ ਸਾਹਿਬਾਨ ਨੇ ਜਥੇਦਾਰਾਂ ਦੀ 90 ਮਿੰਟ ਦੇ ਕਰੀਬ ੳੁਡੀਕ ਕੀਤੀ ਪਰ ੳੁਹ ਨਹੀਂ ਅਾੲੇ। https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153090312222791&substory_index=0&id=240716567790
  12. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3278071/Migrant-worker-strung-hands-feet-beaten-death-India-workers-look-nothing.html Migrant worker dies in India after being strung up by his hands and feet and beaten for 34 MINUTES by his boss while other workers filmed on mobiles... but did nothing Shocking video purports to show a migrant worker being beaten to death Filmed in northern India, he is seen hanging chained by his legs and arms A group of men stand around him, while one strikes him with a bat Police have confirmed they are investigating, and have identified suspects By Corey Charlton for MailOnline Published: 15:38, 18 October 2015 | Updated: 18:29, 18 October 2015 59 shares 6 View comments A shocking video has surfaced of a migrant worker being beaten to death in India following allegations of workplace theft. The film purports to show migrant worker Ram Singh held captive and hanging chained by his hands and feet after he was accused of stealing. While most the people seen in the video stand by doing nothing, one man, armed with a bat, repeatedly strikes him while he cries out in pain. +3 The video purports to show Ram Singh being held captive during an in ordeal that ended in his death The unedited version of the video, filmed in the city of Amritsar and which lasts for 34 minutes, is too distressing to publish. It is not clear who filmed the brutal assault, but it was alleged to have been a punishment inflicted by an employer following an allegation of workplace theft. Share The country's north is home to a large population of migrant workers, where human rights abuses are often reported among workers. The Times of India reported the video was filmed in the factory where Ram Singh worked. His wife explained there was a theft at the factory and her husband was blamed, with a group of men turning up at the couple's home to threaten him. She said: 'On Thursday, a few people came to our house in Khankot village in a car and forcibly took away my husband. 'They beat him mercilessly and threw him on [the] road. Later his body was recovered.' Her account of the events matched that given by a nearby resident, who also described seeing him being bundled into a car. India Times reported bystanders can also be heard hurling abuse at him in Punjabi. A spokesperson at the nearby police office confirmed it had opened a case report against three people, who had not yet been found. The incident occurred at a factory in the city of Amritsar, northern India, which is famed for its Golden Temple (pictured) Read more:Hung upside down, migrant labourer mercilessly beaten to death - The Times of India Migrant Labourer Hung Upside Down And Beaten To Death In Punjab Factory, Video Of Murder Goes Viral
  13. ‪Pics‬ of Inauguration of New Toilet Complex at Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) Complex. Surprisingly, these are not some PVR or some five star hotel's washrooms but toilet block in your own Harmandir Sahib. https://www.facebook.com/BaruSahibHP/posts/943479792361864
  14. BHAI NIRMAL SINGH JI KHALSA (Hazoori Ragi Sri Darbar Sahib) UK TOUR 16th AUG to 28 Aug 2014 Details in poster Guru Nanak Darbar Gravesend Park Avenue Southall East london
  15. BHAI KAMALJIT SINGH JI (Hazoori Ragi Sri Darbar Sahib) UK TOUR 1st AUG to 7 SEP 2014 Details in poster Guru Nanak Darbar Gravesend 7th Septmeber Seven Kings Gurudwara 12th and 13th August
  16. BHAI KAMALJIT SINGH JI (Hazoori Ragi Sri Darbar Sahib) UK TOUR 1st AUG to 7 SEP 2014 Details in poster Guru Nanak Darbar Gravesend 7th Septmeber Seven Kings Gurudwara 12th and 13th August Thanks.
  17. Amritsar: Over 12 people were injured when two groups clashed inside the premises of the Golden Temple in Amritsar this morning. The clashes followed an altercation that reportedly happened between the two groups during a ceremony organised to mark the anniversary of Operation Bluestar. Sources say Simranjit Singh Mann of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) reportedly wanted to address the gathering but his demand was turned down by the Akal Takth Jathedar. This reportedly left his supporters angry who then clashed with the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee or SGPC task force members. Members of the two groups, seen brandishing swords and lathis, clashed for close to half an hour. The situation is calm now. Heavy security deployment is in place. Terming the clashes "unfortunate," SAD spokesperson Prem Singh Chandu Majra said the SGPC will take action against the culprits. http://www.ndtv.com/article/cities/over-12-injured-as-two-groups-clash-inside-golden-temple-premises-536943?curl=1402036516 This is very sad to see to happen in near Harmandir Sahib. I also saw a pic of some Singh getting evacuated by SGPC goons who tore his pagh off.....
  18. Amritdhari Sikh attacked, brutally beaten up by miscreants in Amritsar, while police remained mute spectator Amritsar, Punjab (March 15, 2014): As per media reports a Sikh youth was brutally thrashed on Saturday (March 15) by demonstrators in Amritsar for no apparent reason after he asked for a way to reach to his shop near Bhandari Bridge. Activists of various Dalit organizations were protesting at Bhandari Bridge in support of their demands, including construction of a temple at Ram Teerath. Amritdhari Sikh beaten up badly at Amritsar As per media reports [t]he victim, Jasbir Singh, an Amritdhari Sikh youth, said that he had requested the protesters to let him go to his shop, and without any provocation, he was beaten by some of the Dalit youths. He alleged that they removed his turban off his head and fist cuffed him. They also pulled his hair in the presence of some senior police officials. He rued that none of the policemen came forward to rescue him. He said police should book the culprits and also demanded justice. Notably, police officials, who later reached the spot, misbehaved with the media. Meanwhile, Police Commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh said the incident was brought to his knowledge, and added that he is also aware of the reports of police officials misbehaving with the media. He said that he has instructed the DCP to look into the matter, and assured strict action against the culprits, who had thrashed Jasbir Singh, and the policemen for their negligence, if any. Credits: Sikhsiyasat.net Pictures of Attackers https://m.facebook.com/PunjabSpectrumCom/albums/835216873161574/?_e_pi_=7%2CPAGE_ID10%2C3264412382
  19. Gurfeteh Jee.im tryibg to work at the two taksali shops in amritsar. There is 1 up the stairs and another in the shopping mall. Which is the one they call shop 31 (cutti number) Waheguru
  20. The Tribune More lodging facility near Golden Temple on cards; SGPC constructing three sarais having around 500 rooms Perneet Singh, Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 29. Come New Year and the pilgrims visiting the holy city to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple will have more and better lodging facilities as the SGPC will be adding around 500 rooms in the form of three sarais (inns) to facilitate a comfortable stay of the devotees. Among these inns, the first is coming up on the premises of Gurdwara Saragarhi, which is at a walking distance from the Golden Temple. Coming up at a cost of Rs 25 crore, the Sargarhi Niwas will have 238 rooms, besides halls. Its construction work is nearing completion and it is likely to be thrown open to the pilgrims in March next year. The 10-storey building will have a capacity to accommodate 2,000 pilgrims. The inn would be equipped with amenities like basement parking, terrace garden, solar water heating system, VRV air-conditioning and rain water harvesting. It will have ultra-modern power supply system, which will save 40 per cent electricity. The SGPC also plans to come up with another inn on the same road after shifting Guru Nanak Girls Senior Secondary School to a different location. The work on the new four-storey school building has also entered its last phase and it is likely to be shifted soon. The design of the new inn over 1,000 sq yds has been prepared. The SGPC is also planning to construct another inn at Baba Sahib Chowk. At present, the SGPC has eight sarais (inns) in the holy city. These are Shri Guru Ram Das Niwas, Shri Guru Nanak Niwas, Shri Guru Arjan Dev Niwas, Shri Guru Hargobind Niwas, Mata Ganga Ji Niwas, Baba Deep Singh Ji Niwas, Mata Bhag Kaur Ji Niwas and NRI Niwas. These inns collectively have 800 rooms. But, not many pilgrims prefer to stay in Baba Deep Singh Ji Niwas and Mata Bhag Kaur Ji Niwas as these are a little far from the Golden Temple. Thousands of pilgrims visit the holy shrine daily and the number goes up substantially during winter and summer vacations. The problem of inadequate accommodation is all the more visible during special occasions like Diwali and Gurpurbs, as the devotees can be seen lying either in the waiting area of the inns or the parikarma of the Golden Temple. Source - http://maninblue1947.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/the-tribune-more-lodging-facility-near-golden-temple-on-cards-sgpc-constructing-three-sarais-having-around-500-rooms/
  21. Air control monitoring station being set up at Golden Temple By PTI - AMRITSAR Published: 27th November 2013 07:45 PM Last Updated: 27th November 2013 07:45 PM An air control monitoring station will be set up soon in the premises of the Golden Temple at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore to keep surrounding atmosphere hygienic and free from all kinds of pollutions. The system, being put in place by the Punjab Government, will help in protecting the gold plating of the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine, Deputy Commissioner Ravi Bhagat said here today. He said all commercial/private vehicles which were over 15 years old and three wheelers more than 10 years old would not be allowed to go inside the old walled city, particularly around the Golden Temple forthwith in order to save and ensure the old grandeur and pristine glory of the shrine. Battery operated vehicles would ferry pilgrims from outer city to walled city, he said, adding diesel operated electric generators too would not be allowed around the Golden Temple. Source - http://newindianexpress.com/nation/Air-control-monitoring-station-being-set-up-at-Golden-Temple/2013/11/27/article1914636.ece?
  22. Sangat ji, I found this amazing veechar on the rich symbolism of sri harmindar sahib. Do you know that the two flag posts (nishan sahib) symbolizes miri and piri and the one facing the darbar is sahib is piri (pir-spirituality) and facing Akaal takht is miri (amir-temporal power). The piri one is taller by 4 feet than the miri. All the facts, about 40 of them are here. http://snd.sc/1g8Ul58 there are much more veechars in this soundcloud.. intresting.. https://soundcloud.com/gurbaninaad Gurfateh
  23. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-08-16/india/41416736_1_road-accidents-road-fatalities-road-ministry Roads in Punjab most fatal in India Dipak Kumar Dash, TNN Aug 16, 2013, 04.02AM IST NEW DELHI: Chances of getting killed in a road accident is the highest in Amritsar and in the country's Mercedes capital Ludhiana. Latest data on road fatalities shows that at least six people died in every 10 road crashes in these two cities in 2012 against only three in Delhi, which recorded maximum fatalities in 2012. Though Mumbai recorded the highest number of accidents among 50 million-plus cities, the fatality rate was only 2%. The 'Road Accidents in India' report prepared by the transport research wing of the road ministry also shows that roads in Punjab are proving to be fatal for commuters. The severity of accident - deaths per 100 mishaps - in the state has been increasing in the past four years. While it was 65.9% in 2009, this increased to 76% in 2012. "Ludhiana and Amritsar are the worst examples. But the state as a whole is also losing over 4,800 lives in road accidents. We have heterogeneous traffic, little enforcement of no-entry timings and huge problem of drink driving," said Dr Kamalzit Singh Soi, vice-chairman of Punjab Road Safety Council. The industrial city of Ludhiana has around 1.4 million vehicles for its 3.5 million people, of whom 20-30% are migrant labourers. Soi said traffic coming from six districts passed through the city and almost 23 km of the under-expansion Panipat-Jalandhar highway runs through the urban area. "On top of this, annually around 35 crore bottles of liquor are sold in the state that has a population of only 2.7 crore. Out of this, around 1.49 crore are women. So, we can make out how many times and how many people drive in a drunken state," he said. The ministry's data also exposes how over 80% of road fatalities are reported from smaller towns and rural areas where there is little or no traffic regulation. Out of the 1.38 lakh fatalities in road accidents last year, 1.21 lakh people died in these areas. States including Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Haryana have put a check on fatalities with Uttar Pradesh bringing it down from 21,512 in 2011 to 16,149 last year. Road safety expert Rohit Baluja said there was no traffic regulation or penalty on violations responsible for accidents on highways. "There are all kinds of violations including lane changing, speeding and drunk driving. We talk of traffic rule enforcement only in 12-13 cities, all important state capitals. In urban areas, where deaths have reduced, the main reason is increasing congestion. Focus of traffic police in cities has now shifted to dealing with congestion than managing traffic or enforcement," he said. Baluja also said the crackdown on drunk driving was only confined to private vehicles in cities. Cases of drunk driving accidents decline The continuous decline in accidents caused due to intake of alcohol/drugs in the past three years has come as a breather for the government. While in 2010 such violation caused 31,000 accidents, the number of such mishaps reduced to 23,979 last year. Even the fatalities have fallen from 9,976 in 2010 to 7,835 in 2012. Uttar Pradesh reported maximum fall in fatalities in this category from 4,635 in 2011 to 2,400 last year. Other states that have reported decline include Andhra Pradesh (by 50% in past three years), Maharashtra, Odisha and Rajasthan. However, there was increase in such deaths in states including Bihar, Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu for the past three years. To put a check on drunk driving, some state governments have decided not to give fresh licences for liquor shops along National Highways. Some of the cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Jalandhar have intensified crack down on such offenders.
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