A Brief History of Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib

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According to historians almost two thousand years after the Buddha, Guru Nanak visited Patliputra during his first journey to the East in the beginning of 16th century. There were 64 gates and 670 towers protected by moat and wooden walls. Guru Nanak entered Patna through the western gate and stayed at Bhagat Jaitamal's House which Read more ›

Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan’s Words on Jaap Sahib

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"Jaap Sahib is Guru Gobind Singh's bani. Guru Gobind Singh became one with God and recited Jaap Sahib. You have to understand: the Sikhs of Guru Gobind Singh were in a position to run at the speed of a horse. What was the miracle that gave them such power? Jaap Sahib.  Read more ›

Bowing Jaap Sahib Instructions

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BOWING JAAP SAHIB GURBANI OF GURU GOBIND SINGH POSTURE: Sit on the heels in Rock Pose, with hands on thighs. MANTRA: Recitation of Guru Gobind Singh's Jaap Sahib. MOVEMENT: Begin bowing the forehead to the floor to the Namastang rhythm: With the recitation: Bowing 4 counts, resting 1 with the music. (Consider one cycle Read more ›

Bowing Jaap Sahib – Karam Naam Barnat Sumat

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"Khalsa Women’s Training Camp in the summer of 1983 was a revolutionary time for women in Sikh Dharma.  For the first time, SSS Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji set the roots of the Khalsa women of the west deep into the identity of Guru Gobind Singh and the path of the spiritual warrior.   What we discovered Read more ›

The Lotus Temple

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As part of the Raj Khalsa Yatra, we will have the opportunity to visit this exquisite Bahá'í  place of worship.  Here is some information about it. About the Lotus Temple The Lotus Temple, located in New Delhi, India, is a Bahá'í House of Worship completed in 1986. Notable for its flowerl-ike shape, it serves as the Read more ›

Shopping in Delhi

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Of course, one of the delights of travelling to India is SHOPPING!  No trip to India would be complete without it, so we will balance our spiritual journey by doing a little of this "down-to-earth" activity. The vibrant and exotic atmosphere of Delhi markets can make shopping lots of fun. In fact, Delhi has Read more ›

The Beauty and Experiences at the Golden Temple

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It is a must for not only for Sikhs but others to visit The Golden Temple and pay your homage. Not only the experience will be blissful but it also has a healing effect both on their mind and physical body. It is difficult to quantify the blessings and what one takes with them after Read more ›

An Experience of Seva at the Darbar Sahib

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Written by HarKiren Kaur, Courtesy of Sikhnet The below text is a funny and illustrated description shared by Harkiren Kaur from Malaysia about some of her experiences doing seva at Harimandir Sahib and being a Sikh woman.  It is from 2006. "I think I’ve mentioned that I have joined the school (Miri Piri Academy) in Amritsar Read more ›