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  1. Ishna

    Sanctuary Of The Saints = Babas And Deras?

    I've been reading a lot of Gurbani lately (translations...) and I continue to get hung up on this issue. This was posted on another thread very recently: ਪਉ ਸੰਤ ਸਰਣੀ ਲਾਗੁ ਚਰਣੀ ਮਿਟੈ ਦੂਖੁ ਅੰਧਾਰੁ ॥੨॥ Po Santh Saranee Laag Charanee Mittai Dhookh Andhhaar ||2|| Seek the Sanctuary of the Saints...
  2. P

    Deras Are "Shops Misusing The Bani From Sri Guru Granth Sahib"

    Why are Deras of fake Sants prospering in Punjab where the influence of Gurbani should have been the most to not fall a prey into the traps of babas of these Deras. Every body knows that these Deras are not institutions preaching Sikhism or for that matter any religion or guiding people to live...
  3. Archived_Member16

    India Over 9,000 Deras In Punjab, Some As Old As Sikh Religion Itself

    Over 9,000 deras in Punjab, some as old as Sikh religion itself Amrita Chaudhry - Indian Express - Sat Jan 28 2012, 03:18 hrs Ludhiana : Deras or sects are not new either to Punjab or the Sikh religion. With eyes on the January 30 polls, leaders are making a beeline for the deras where a...
  4. Archived_Member16

    News SAD Vice-President Gurdev Singh Badal Endorses Visits To Offending Deras (ਪੰਜਾਬ ਸਪੈੱਕਟ੍ਰਮ)

    July 8, 2011 SAD Vice-President Gurdev Singh Badal endorses visits to offending Deras legitimate. Akal Takht & other Jathedars feign ignorance of the issue & maintain total silence! ਗੁਰਦੇਵ ਸਿੰਘ ਬਾਦਲ ਦੇ ਬਿਆਨ ਮਗਰੋ ਜਥੇਦਾਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਚੁੱਪ ਬਣੀ ਚਰਚਾ ਦਾ ਵਿਸ਼ਾ Friday, 08 July 2011 13:34 ਮੈਂ ਤਾਂ...
  5. spnadmin

    News Incorrect Translation Of Bhai Gurdas Gaining Ground In Deras (ਸਿੱਖ ਵੀਕਲੀ)

    Full story at this link http://www.sikhweekly.com/Page%208.htm
  6. Kanwaljit.Singh

    Deras And Guru

    I don't know why I am posting this. But I have this idea of how things were. I want this idea to remain, even though I know we will never be able to go back there again. Time and again we have come to know of news of Deras having Guru Granth Sahib like a book, no one following Maryada while...
  7. Admin

    Opinion Deras, Caste Conflicts And Recent Violence In Punjab

    The recent violence in Punjab has taken place as a repercussion of the shootings in a Ravidass temple in Vienna in which the Dera Sachkhand head, Saint Niranjan Dass, was injured and his second- in-command, Saint Ramanand, was killed. This hurt the feelings of the followers of the Dera all over...
  8. Admin

    Deras For Dummies

    Related links: Sectarian divide in Punjab At the root of the sudden violence in Punjab, following the attack on the leaders of the Dera Sachh Khand in Vienna, is a coalescence of the issues of basic social inequalities, the consequent attempt by the under-privileged communities to seek an...
  9. S

    Sikh News Akal Takht Rejects Dera's Apology (NDTV)

    Akal-Dera rift: Will it deepen political divide in Punjab? The Akal Takth, Sikhism's highest religious body, has rejected the Dera Sacha Sauda's second apology. More...
  10. Archived_Member16

    The Sikh Dilemma : Action Vs. Words

    http://www.tribuneindia.com/2007/20070608/punjab1.htm#2 Amrit Sanchar Samagam at Jammu Vedanti, SGPC chief endorse move Prabhjit Singh Tribune News Service Jammu, June 7 Rejecting the plea of a Sikh delegation from Jammu for boycott of Dera Nangali Sahib, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Joginder...
  11. S

    Sikh News Deras Must Vacate Punjab, Says SGPC (Express India)

    A day after the bandh called by Sikh activists, the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee said it's still demanding closure of all Dera ashrams in Punjab by May 27. More...
  12. K

    Sikh News Cults, Deras + Free Liquor = Votes : The Sad State Of Punjab Elections

    Cults, Deras + Free Liquor = Votes : The Sad State of Punjab Elections Wednesday 14th of February 2007 Panthic Weekly News Bureau Badal and son seek blessings (votes) from Sacha Sauda Leader in Jan...