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300th Anniversary of Guru Gaddi Yatra

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We are excited to share with you articles and images of the 300th Guru Gaddi Anniversary Yatra that several of our staff members made to India in October of this year.  Also enjoy a live audio journal that Ek Ong Kaar Kaur made during her paticipation in the celebrations here >


Kalgi PinHazur Sahib Yatra Video Journey
produced by SS Guru Kirn Kaur Khalsa, Espanola NM

This beautiful video takes us from the Taj Hotel in Aurangabad, with members from Khalsa Council and sangat from around the world, as they embarked on the 300th Guru Gaddee Yatra to Takhat Hazur Sahib in Nanded, India on October 28, 2008. During their Yatra they had the honor of presenting a special Kalgi pin, copies of the Spanish translation of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib (completed by Baba Singh), and a plaque honoring the Siri Singh Sahib here >


Kalgi PinSikhs Bring Crown Jewel to Takhat Hazur Sahib
In honor of the 300th celebration of Guru Gaddi and to commemorate the establishment of the Khalsa in the West, Sikh Dharma International presented a Kalgi crown jewel turban decoration called "The Spirit of the Khalsa" to Takhat Hazur Sahib in Nanded, India on October 28...more




Guru Amrit Kaur on 300th anniversary yatraIn The Master's Presence: On Hazur Sahib and the India Yatra
By MSS Guru Raj Kaur Khalsa

We often hear people say, “Oh, I felt his presence….” What does that actually MEAN, anyway? Yet we have all experienced it with individuals whom we love, respect, look to: the  saints, sages, heros and warriors, beyond Time and Space, we feel their presence. Well, in Hazur Sahib you FEEL Guru Gobind Singh; you are truly in the Master's Presence...more



300th anniversary yatraMemories of Hazur Sahib – Takhat Sach Khand
By SS Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa – for the SDI Minister’s Newsletter

Takhat Sach Khand in Nanded, India sits on the ashes of Guru Gobind Singh’s funeral pyre. There are many stories about the style and manner of Guru Gobind Singh’s passing. Some are fantastical...more


Ek Ong Kaar Kaur on 300th anniv yatraThey are Americans but Appear the Perfect Khalsa
By S. Harpal Singh

NANDED (MAHARASHTRA): The colour of their eyes and distinctive facial features gave a clue to their identity though the Americans looked the perfect Khalsa having attired the Sikh way. These American Sikhs have come to Nanded to participate in the tercentenary celebrations of Guru Gaddi of the Guru Granth Sahib...more



300th anniv yatra - ishnaanUnique Washing of Hazur Sahib
By Varinder Walia, Tribune News Service

NANDED (October 27, 2008):  It was a rare sight and a rare feeling when over 1 lakh devotees thronged the banks of the Godavri to bring holy water to wash the Takht Hazur Sahib shrine and “shastars”( weapons of the Guru’s period) here today...more


Guru Granth Sahib in SpanishNow, Guru Granth Sahib in Spanish

By Varinder Walia, Tribune News Service 

HAZUR SAHIB (October 26, 2008):  It was the last wish of Baba Jee Singh, a Spanish-converted Sikh, who suffered from cancer, to accomplish the sacred task of translation of Guru Granth Sahib in Spanish before his death...more

Read article by SatSundri Kaur and Guru Amrit Kaur on the Spanish translation of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib>



300th Anniverary Yatra - Nanded CollageSikh Guru De.  Shaan Guru Di
By Jagmohan Singh

Nanded is awash with Sangat from all over the world. To embrace the thousands with all its pristine glory, the Takht was given Takhtsnaan today.  Hundreds of devotees climbed the nook and corner of the Takht premises to bring sheen and shine to the historic building which is the centre of attraction of the Sikh world...more