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waheguru jee ka khalsa wahegiri jee ki fateh!

I was talking to my cousin about sikhi and equality of women within sikhi...then he asked me this question

if men and woman are equals why does the man take parkarma around Guru Jee during the laavan?

i was not sure of the answer so i said that this may be cultural...does anybody know why??

thanks

waheguru jee ka khalsa waheguru jee ki fateh!

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waheguru jee ka khalsa wahegiri jee ki fateh!

I was talking to my cousin about sikhi and equality of women within sikhi...then he asked me this question

if men and woman are equals why does the man take parkarma around Guru Jee during the laavan?

i was not sure of the answer so i said that this may be cultural...does anybody know why??

thanks

waheguru jee ka khalsa waheguru jee ki fateh!

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I think you are looking at this the wrong way. This is just my personal opinion by the way...

Anand Karaj is more than just marrying your partner, read the Lavan and this is clear. The Singh and Singhni are present before Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee and undertaking this marriage between themselves but ultimately between their soul bride and the Husband Lord. The Lavan go through the stages of this marriage with Vaheguru and the couple then becoming as one soul aim to fulfill this marriage with Vaheguru and try to attain true union.

Therefore, as a couple with one soul in 2 bodies, your marriage with Vaheguru is the essence of the Anand Karaj. For each Lavan read, a parkarma is performed around Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee Maharaj. Now this is where equality comes in. It is all about Maharaj.

To show equality before Maharaj they both perform Parkarma not side by side where one is further away than the other to Maharaj but instead one in front of the other where they are both equal before Maharaj.

So why the Singh first and not the Singhni? I have no idea, however, this is how things were/are done and how it should remain - we should not be so quick to judge and question things but rather concentrate on the more important things in life.

Hope that helped - but again, just my personal opinion so take with a pinch of salt.

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