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That is all brahm, all superstitons, can u or someone answer,is there any place there where is not a trace of Wahiguru?

Any either way we may go,only Wahiguru will be met.

But we live in a society of rules and regulations, so in order not to crratr a scene, sometimes it is better to overlook it,as long as we know it is not going to harm anybody

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Why do we do parkarma clockwise and why is it considered taboo to go anti clockwise even at Darbar sahib if you go past a certain point you have to back all the way around.

Why do we follow traffic rules Left/Right hand drive, to avoid Chaos as well as Accidents.

Same logical principle applies to Darbar Sahib.

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its a puratan maryada to keep a person reciting bani on your right and always infront of you

our guru's followed it rigirously

same principal lies when doing parikrama

people use their manmat in dargahi maryada ,

same were the people present in guru sahibs time , same they are now

they who do will have to answer it later at dargah

follow maryada and leave everything else on guru sahib

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Why do we follow traffic rules Left/Right hand drive, to avoid Chaos as well as Accidents.

Same logical principle applies to Darbar Sahib.

lol must be one of a very few places in india where they follow rules or traffic rules. good question some people just dont know the reasons behind a particular rule/ tradition and so far no one has given a clear answer, i dont know why either.

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The right side is considered spiritual and more positive.

It's always west to east in terms of our human conduction in free will.

The right sided-ness is considered more positive and good action, although most people are quick to jump on mark of superstition. But all these superstitions originate from religions.

Even jesus says enter the temple from the right or eastern door !

Anhad shabads are or should be heard from the Right ear if they are the divine sounds.

Gurmukhi is written from West to east, or starting from left to right.

In english etiquette, the man always walks on the right side of woman, walks around dining table towards right, puts right foot first, right hand first..etc.....etc..

Going RIGHT is the RIGHT way....and that's all there is to it

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The RIght side is considered more positive and spiritual.and left is more ego and self.

We write gurmukhi from left to right, we read from left to right.or west to east.

All around the world the right side is considered GOOD and Positive action from our free will. Most people are quick to jump to the superstition wagon, but even these mostly originate from religion.

Even jesus said enter the temple from the right or eastern door.

The Anhad shabad are listened and heard from the RIGHT ear if they are divine.

In posh English etiquette a man walks on the RIGHT of woman, opens door with right hand, puts right foot and right hand first..etc..

On circular dining table he leaves by going clockwise. Puts right shoe on first, right glove...etc..

basically RIGHT is the right way.

This right handedness is popular throughout the world.

I also believe that the batta in amrit sanchar is stirred in right sided clockwise motion as well. and the kara is usually worn on right hand if posiible

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Right side is always more superior. Therefore, we walk from the left to the right. Nihangs argue their shastar should always be closer to guru sahib and thats why some walk the other way round.

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im sure there is a hadith saying a person should always dress from the right, and enter a house/building right foot first. maybe thats where all of this "right" stuff has come from.

the truth is it means nothing to go clockwise. it's just a tradition, nihangs walk anti because of their martial stance with kirpan.

When there was an open parikrama at Darbar Sahib, I'm not even sure that sangat walk the parikrama. Darbar Sahib layout back in the day was very different from today.

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Nihang Singh's go anti clockwize because they say that the human heart is on the left and that they want to keep the heart close to Guru Jee when they do parkarma. It really doesn't matter that much. Bhai Gurdas talks about benefits of parkarma, End of the day if you not following the teachings what use is parkaram. More important to rise at the early hours of the day and do simran and bani jaap for 20 hours with 4 hours sleep. Everything else is vanity

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The RIght side is considered more positive and spiritual.and left is more ego and self.

We write gurmukhi from left to right, we read from left to right.or west to east.

All around the world the right side is considered GOOD and Positive action from our free will. Most people are quick to jump to the superstition wagon, but even these mostly originate from religion.

Even jesus said enter the temple from the right or eastern door.

The Anhad shabad are listened and heard from the RIGHT ear if they are divine.

In posh English etiquette a man walks on the RIGHT of woman, opens door with right hand, puts right foot and right hand first..etc..

On circular dining table he leaves by going clockwise. Puts right shoe on first, right glove...etc..

basically RIGHT is the right way.

This right handedness is popular throughout the world.

I also believe that the batta in amrit sanchar is stirred in right sided clockwise motion as well. and the kara is usually worn on right hand if posiible

There are some very good points made above by Righteo, especially the right handed stuff and the right side of body.

I think there are probably quite a few reasons why parkhama and even lavah are done clockwise.

Firstly, I think that most of us are Right handed and when we need to use a little power to do or move something, then we use our DOMINANT side right arm, hand, leg or foot.

In my opinion, one of the ideas of parkhama is SACRIFICE your ego and self over Guruji.- and wouldn't we be better doing this if submitting our dominant side (right side), especially when it comes to self power and ego ?

Also, in lavanh, the doiminant male Singh sits on the right side of the woman. (Dominant- meaning that the woman marries into HIS house and family- I'm not talking about dominant/equal rights etc ) and the male singh also leads in this same dominance with the pallah over the RIGHT shoulder.

Circumambulation is the term for parkhama in all other faiths and they mostly go clockwise except for the muslims going anti- around the kabba !

In old vedic/hindu, the rishi munis used to believe the earth goes around the Sun clockwise, and they regarded the earth as us(people) and the sun as God. However, we know that the earth rotates anti-clockwise on its own axis but circles the Sun in clockwise manner overall and this is one of the reasons why hindus perform the arti or puja in front of the murti, doing the revolutions in anti-clockwise manner and then do parkhama around the same murti in a clockwise motion !

Also, as mentioned by Righteo above, the right side is the positive side in terms of energy and karmic imprints,...and also the spiritual gaining side. So the idea of getting the positive Grace of guruji, the blessings on positive karma to gain more posiitves to counteract our negatives, makes sense to submit this right side or ourselves.

The nihangs doing the opposite anti-clockwise also makes a little sense to me since they have already submitted their ego's and life force to their shastar.

To submit and have blessings for shastar only seems appropriate in their conduct.

It probably also makes sense that they offer their heart on the left side as their ego is more inclined into their shastar, unlike the rest of us who have our egos overruling our hearts and the whole show !

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i remember thakur singh ji

telling about an old nihang singh who used to do prakash at 1am

and ask for mata sahib kaur ji's darshan daily

one day

mata sahib kaur ji came with 5 singhs

talked to nihang baba

and did 5 parikrama of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji with mat tek

and left

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Guest Gurupehj singh

Vaheguru daas has a little input to add, I am a nina get singh in training and the reason I was told from a nihang baba was that we wear our Siri sahib that we carry daily with us on the right and as we see shasthar also as our guru, we also do park arms of our shasthar guru aswell as Guru Granth Sahib Ji maharaaj.

So technically all amrithdharis should do parikarma from right to left.

But at the end of the day the very most important thing is to sing Gurbani first most of all at amritvela before we practise sadhkaar of material objects.

Vaheguru Ji

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