Category: Your Stories

Hola Mohalla

Hola Mohalla is the Sikh festival which falls in March (2013 is March 28th) and a national holiday in India. Together the words "Hola Mohalla" stand for "mock fight". During this festival, processions are organized and accompanied by large “nagara” drums and headed by Panj Pyaras, which proceed from one Gurdwara to another. The custom
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Serving Those Who Are Suffering in Brumadinho, Brazil

In late January, a devastating mud slide swallowed up the mining town of Brumadinho in Brazil.  The mud, sweeping down from a large and unstable mountain of tailings from the Vale mine, destroyed everything in its path.  With no warning and no time escape, as many as 500 human lives were buried under
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Trust the Guru and Excel

by SS Sangeet Kaur Khalsa, Phoenix AZ Originally published in the Winter 2018 SDI Ministry Newsletter The Guru has made my life richer, deeper and more valuable than anyone could ever have imagined possible. This spring, the Guru carried me through the end of my life-destiny and helped me to restart a new one.
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Part of the Guru’s Mission

by SS Sat Jagat Singh Khalsa, Brooklyn NY Originally posted in the Winter 2018 SDI Ministry Newsletter I have had two unique experiences while serving at the Golden Temple that have helped me to excel with the Guru. First, I took a rag and started polishing the walls in the stairways inside Harimandir
Indian Sikh devotees carry the Sikh holy book the Guru Granth Sahib during a procession from the Sri Akal Takhat to the Golden Temple in Amritsar on April 4, 2018.
The event marks the eve of the 397th birth anniversary of the ninth Sikh Guru, Teg Bahadur. Guru Tegh Bahadur, the youngest of five sons of Guru Hargobind, was born in Amritsar in 1621 and was executed on the orders of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in Delhi in 1675. / AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANU        (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

The Beauty of Shabad Guru

by SS Sat Purkh Kaur Khalsa, Belton TX Originally published in the Winter 2018 SDI Ministry Newsletter Of all the many tools the Siri Singh Sahib delivered to his students, perhaps the most subtle and most powerful was Shabad Guru. As we begin to vibrate these sounds, we refine our own minds, so that we
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