Category: Around the World

The Beauty of Song of the Khalsa

This article was originally published in the November, 1995 issue of Prosperity Paths.  It is a beautiful description by S.S. Shanti Kaur Khalsa of Song of the Khalsa being sung at the first World Sikh Conference in Amritsar in 1995.  It is very vivid description and worth republishing..... The heat swirled around the people as the fans
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According to Plan

    “You’re late. The rumalas have already been brought to the Harimandir Sahib.” “We were told to be here at ten.” With a wag of his chin, he indicated that, according to him, we were incorrect. It was hot and we were all dripping with sweat. He held up a
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Holy Holla!

The dusty roads between Garhshankar and Jalandar teemed with life. Surrounded by serene wheat fields lined with wispy trees, thousands of people motored up and down the cramped highway.  They dodged affable but incessant sevaks demanding them to receive Guru’s langar. Their heads adorned with orange turbans in celebration of Holla Mohalla (Holla), the Sikh
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Paradise Found (Part 1)

What often happens, I think, to people born into a unique community with specific lifestyle, is that we do not feel we have chosen the life for ourselves. I think we also see a lot of hypocrisy. What is wrong with my parents’ marriage if they meditate all the time and bow before the Guru?
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Sikhs in Paris

To be honest, I was not at ease. I felt that everyone stared in Har Rai's direction and mine and that we were outsiders to the whole. Through the fray walked a tall Sikh in a pale blue kurta, black dastaar, and a wavy black beard....He was eight. I had a spiritual experience as I
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My Diwali Started Early

But our mission that night was to see a more somber vision. The only twinkle in this sea was the blade of a spear catching light. A sea of blue appeared before the Akal Takhat. Heads bowed, listening to Rahiras Sahib, sat 500 weapon clad Nihang Singhs. Representing the various armies, they were present to