We are delighted to announce our third Global Virtual Sahej Path!

This online Sahej Path will take place from July 22-25 in honor of the birthday of Guru Har Krishan Ji.

We invite all community members from around the globe to participate.  (No experience required!)

Connecting with the Guru and the Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji can provide much-needed upliftment and comfort during these unprecedented times. Our prayer is that this virtual Sahej Path will provide an opportunity for our global sangat to connect to the Guru within, to help guide them during these times of challenge around the world due to coronavirus and the battle for equality for all human beings.

A Sahej Path is a complete reading of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, but it is not done continuously, without stopping.  The intent of this Sahej Path is to basically be an Akhand Path, but since we are not all in one place and we are doing it virtually and cannot confirm that it is being done continuously, without pause, we are presenting it as a Sahej Path.  So, it will be completed in the same 3 day time frame as a regular Akhand Path which is read in English.  This will be done through the honor system, so please only sign up if you intend to truly read during the time you sign up for.

Times are provided in Mountain Daylight Time (GMT-6). Use this World Time Buddy tool find to your time zone!

Participants are encouraged to share videos and photos of themselves reading from the Guru, as well as written testimonials about their experience, and passages that inspired them while reading from the Guru – email them to info@sikhdharma.org or tag us on Facebook or Instagram!

 

Click Here to Sign Up for a Reading Slot

 

Download the Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Click Here to Access and Download the Complete Siri Guru Granth Sahib in PDF Form 

Alternately, you can view and download PDFs for each individual volume of the 5-volume set of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib in Gurmukhi and English:

 

Guidelines for Participation

  1. Maintain a clean and sacred space for the Guru when reading in your home.
  2. Remove your shoes, cover your head and wash your hands and feet before beginning to read.
  3. Download the PDF and have your area set up before your reading hour so you are ready to read on time.
  4. Write down your assigned page numbers and keep them next to you so you remember when to finish.
  5. Read aloud through the hour (or keep going until you have finished your assigned pages).
  6. Each time slot requires 52 pages of reading.

 

The Pages Required for Each Hour Slot are as Follows

The below graph indicates the schedule for the 5-volume set by Dr. Sant Singh Khalsa (with Gurmukhi and English translation), and requires 52 pages to be read in each hour slot.

**If you are reading from a full Bir of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, we’ve also included the standard “Ang” page numbers on the sign-up sheet, which is closer to 20 pages for each hour slot.

Download a PDF of this sheet here.

 

Listen to the bhog ceremony (end of the Sahej Path) here, which takes place at 6:00am MDT on Saturday, July 25th.

Note:  to the right of the main “play” button are small icons which allow you to choose the way to listen.

Mountain Daylight Time (GMT-6). Use this World Time Buddy tool to see your time zone.

 

Sign Up for Virtual Sahej Path Email Updates

Receive notifications about new Sahej Paths being planned, and any updates to the current Sahej Path schedule.

 

Read Testimonials from Our First and Second Virtual Sahej Paths

Community members from around the world shared their personal experiences participating in our first-ever Virtual Sahej Path, honoring the birth of Guru Arjan Dev Ji from April 29 – May 2, 2020 and our second Virtual Sahej Path from June 17-20, 2020.

   

 

Further Reading and Resources

Akhand Path Resources 

What is an Akhand Path? 

Organize an Akhand Path: A “How-To” Video 

Setting Up an Akhand Path: Guidelines, Checklist and Sign-Up Sheet

Preparing the Guru’s Space: How to Set Up a Gurdwara in Your Home 

Keshghar Sahib Akhand Paths: Request a Prayer Dedication and Read Weekly Hukams 

Merging with the Divine: Reading and Listening Resources