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Sangrand and its position in Sikhi - An indepth study

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The article makes for a very interesting reading and raises two important questions for you to ponder upon... <br /><br />1. What is the position of Gurbanee and Gurmat on Sangrand? <br />2. What is the practice of our Gurdwaras in relation to Sangrand (and other moon and sun related occasions)? <br /><br /><i><strong>Snapshot</strong></i>:<br /><br /><strong>Sangrand and Sikhi, By Karminder Singh Dhillon Ph.D (Boston), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.</strong> <br />An increasing number of Gurdwara Parbhandaks and Sangats celebrate the occasion of Sangrand. These celebrations take the form of regular Kirtan, Katha and Barah Maha reading type Diwans, implying that Sangrand is a Sikhi related occasion. A number of justifications are put forth to prove that Sangrand is indeed a Sikh function. This article examines these justifications with particular attention to the Gurbanee portions that purportedly discuss and hence dictate Sangrand as a Sikh function.<br /><br />Sangrand originates from the Sanskrit word Sans-kranti (literally: sun-dependent change or sun-related actions). The sun and moon has both been a regular feature of Indian spirituality from the Vedic times. There are gods that correspond to both planets (Sus and Ruv) and many rituals such as baths, fasts, pilgrimages and distributions of charity are tied closely to the positions and movements of these two celestial bodies. The underlying principle of fixing rituals to days on the calendar is that certain days are auspicious, some are bad (therefore activity should be avoided on these days), and others – though inauspicious – can be salvaged by the interventions of spiritual persons or religious chants and rites to turn them into favorable days.<br /><br />By operational definition, Sangrand is the first day of the 12 months that make up the Indian solar calendar. The full moon day on this calendar is called puranmashi, and the moonless night is called masia.<br /><br />What is the position of Gurbanee and Gurmat on sangrand then? 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