Welcome to SPN

Register and Join the most happening forum of Sikh community & intellectuals from around the world.

Sign Up Now!

Festivals Huge Baisakhi Celebrations Planned for April 4

Discussion in 'History of Sikhism' started by spnadmin, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. spnadmin

    spnadmin United States
    Expand Collapse
    1947-2014 (Archived)
    SPNer Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2004
    Messages:
    14,551
    Likes Received:
    19,200
    Huge Baisakhi Celebrations Planned for April 4

    India Journal - South Asian News for Southern California


    LOS ANGELES, CA - Baisakhi Day is celebrated each year in the Sikh Community of Southern California with an exquisite Kirtan Darbar and royal Nagar Kirtan. Baisakhi Day commemorates the day in 1699 when the 10th of the Sikh Gurus, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, established the Khalsa Panth.

    This year the Sikh Community of Southern California will host its annual Baisakhi Day Celebration at the Los Angeles Convention Center here, April 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This year’s theme, “Khalsa Mero Satigur Poor” is befitting the beginning of a new decade. The program is a collaborative effort of service and participation from many of the Gurdwaras from Southern California.

    The day’s events begin with a special Asa di Var Kirtan program, performed by Bhai Kultar Singh Jetha, beginning at 4:00 a.m. at Guru Ram Das Ashram in Los Angeles. It will be followed by a motorcycle Police escort of Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and a caravan of sangat-member cars to the Los Angeles Convention Center at 7:00 a.m. Children’s groups from various gurdwaras, kirtans inlcuding by guest kirtanee Bhai Kultar Singh and Jetha at 1:00 p.m. will be held through the day. Guru ka Langar will be served throughout the day.

    The Kirtan Darbar will be followed by a 2 mile Nagar Kirtan Parade beginning at 3:00 p.m. The parade will feature many decorative floats with special themes representing Sikh history, faith and culture.

    The Sikh Dharma Guru Ram Das Ashram Community will also be hosting an Amrit Sanchar ceremony for all individuals interested in renewing their Khalsa vows and commitment to live as Khalsa. This will be held on April 3.
     
  2. Loading...

    Similar Threads Forum Date
    India Search term India: Huge Market for Google Breaking News Mar 13, 2013
    SALDEF SALDEF: Sold-out Gala a Huge Success! Sikh Organisations Oct 15, 2011
    Nature Huge Hole Opens in Arctic Ozone Layer Breaking News Oct 3, 2011
    India Anna Hazare's fast against corruption strikes huge chord Breaking News Apr 6, 2011
    Christianity Man Accused of Nuisance After Erecting Huge Lighted Crosses To Deter Atheists Interfaith Dialogues Feb 11, 2011

  3. Tejwant Singh

    Tejwant Singh United States
    Expand Collapse
    Mentor Writer SPNer Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2004
    Messages:
    4,560
    Likes Received:
    6,989
    Nagar Keertan is being organised by my brother Gurdip Singh Malik of Khalsa Care Society as it has been done for many years.

    And this year all four us from my family will travel to Los Angeles and participate in this beautiful event which is held at the Convention center, and Staples Center, the home of my Lakers is next door. Normally when the Nagar Keertan is coming to an end, people are flocking in to the Staple Center to watch the Lakers play. It becomes an interesting site because they stop to see the beautiful floats and then some of them join in to have some free snacks offered by the organsiers and become curious about all this and many Lakers fans get to know what Sikhisim is on yearly basis.

    Looking forward to it.

    Tejwant Singh
     
    • Like Like x 4
  4. Gyani Jarnail Singh

    Gyani Jarnail Singh Malaysia
    Expand Collapse
    Sawa lakh se EK larraoan
    Mentor Writer SPNer Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2004
    Messages:
    7,623
    Likes Received:
    14,190
    Teji Ji...LUCKY YOU !! Have a Nice enjoyable Vasakhi Day !!:veryhappykaur::thumbsupp:
     
    • Like Like x 4

Share This Page