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  1. Dr Karminder Singh

    Akhand Paath: Ritual Or Spiritual?

    Akhand Paath Ritual or Spiritual? Karminder Singh Dhillon, PhD (Boston), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia THE SIKH REHAT MARYADA (SRM) stipulation for the akhand paath begins as follows: (a) ਅਖੰਡ ਪਾਠ ਕਿਸੇ ਭੀੜ ਜਾਂ ਉਤਸ਼ਾਹ ਵੇਲੇ ਕੀਤਾ ਜਾਂਦਾਂ ਹੈ।[1] This stipulation provides the two conditions...
  2. J

    Movies Antim Ardas - A Short Film

    Hey Guys, This is the link to a short film I made in 2011. Hope you like it and any feedback is welcomed! :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnEehtpWpJI Jinder Perth WA
  3. findingmyway

    General Lessons On God From Oh My God!

    A recent Hindi Movie Oh My God! tries to get people thinking about the basics of religion and the hold of fake God-men on our psyche. These lessons were given to Sikhs over 500 years ago by our revolutionary Gurus!! However, I thought I would share. * Fake & wasteful rituals which harm the...
  4. findingmyway

    Pati Thore Malini | ਪਾਤੀ ਤੋਰੈ ਮਾਲਿਨੀ ਪਾਤੀ ਪਾਤੀ ਜੀਉ

    This is one of my favourite shabads. Very simple but truly packs a punch with its message. Unfortunately it is not widely known. As previously English literal meanings first, Rawel Singh's interpretation underneath (blue) each couplet followed by my personal interpretation (green). As always...
  5. TigerStyleZ

    Kara Parshad Prepared Is A Ritual?

    Recently I had a thought on Kara Parshad - and the preparing of it . Here is a short summarise: According to the religion, Karah Prasad should be prepared in the following method: Place for preparation must be swept and plastered. Cooking vessels must be scoured and...
  6. Gyani Jarnail Singh

    The Ritual Consumption Of Food And Sikhism

    Yes Jios..the Hallal method is prohibited due to its.. 1. Religious/ritaulised/and SACRIFICIAL Connotation. 2. Halla was ( still IS ) one way the Ruling/Majority MUSLIMS enforced their dieting and syariah Laws upon all subjugated/ruled peoples. Since a SIKH only bows to AKAL PURAKH...such...
  7. spnadmin

    India Thousands Attend Antim Ardas Of Tohra's Wife

    TOHRA/PATIALA: Cutting across party lines and political affiliations, thousands of people from different walks of life attended the 'antim ardas' of Joginder Kaur Tohra, wife of former SGPC president late Gurcharan Singh Tohra at his native village here on Friday. Punjab chief minister...
  8. Gyani Jarnail Singh

    Antim Ardass - Ritual Or Gurmatt

    There are some things that we do so routinely that they seem to be harmless or casue no discomfort to any but the most puritan viewpoints. The Antim Ardass is one such "ritual" with which we are all familiar. In fact the "ardasses" begin in earnest the moment a sikh dies...ardass at time of...
  9. Admin

    Judaism What Is The Biggest Divide In The Jewish Community?

    A recent article by preeminent Jewish historian Dr. Jonathan Sarna demonstrates how, contrary to predictions, rifts between American Jewish denominations have failed to tear our community asunder -- even between Orthodox and the more liberal streams -- and in fact, there's considerably more...
  10. P

    A Ritual Slowly Unravels In India

    A Ritual Slowly Unravels In India Alarm Grows as More Sikh Youths Give Up Turbans Amandeep Singh Saini, in white, cut his hair and discarded his turban, the most visible symbol of Sikh identity, at 14. (Rama Lakshmi - The Washington Post) By Rama Lakshmi Washington Post Foreign Service...
  11. K

    A Ritual Slowly Unravels In India

    CHANDIGARH, India -- Text messaging with one hand and holding a cup of milky tea in the other, spiky-haired Amandeep Singh Saini, 27, recalled the year-long battle he waged against his traditional Sikh parents to cut his hair. The act was blasphemous to his father, who tied his long hair in a...
  12. Islamfac

    Sikh Prayer

    Peace to yall! We have a question that rose about Sikh prayer. If someone who has an account with us (or who wishes to get one to answer this question) who can answer it, I'd be in your debt!!! I know some of the Sikh Philosophy mods already have access to our forum but anyone who has good...
  13. S

    Sikh News 'Antim Ardas' Campaign In Punjab Against Female Foeticide (Outlook India)

    Concerned over the state's skewed sex ratio, rights activists in Punjab have launched a campaign against female foeticide that includes inviting people for an 'antim ardas' or last rites. More...
  14. A

    Is This A Ritual?

    Satsriakal to all! I have a question. Sikhs bow down after Ardaas and touch the floor with their forehead or hands. After this act they keep standing and sing Guru's Hymns together. Can anybody please explain this ritual and its origin? I will be grateful. Balbir Singh
  15. Gyani Jarnail Singh

    Aartee - Ritual ?

    Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki fateh. I was asked if the" aartee" performed on Guru Granth ji is OK ? Isnt this a COPY CAT ritual of the aartee Hindus perform on their IDOLS in mandirs ?? The "collection" of various shabads containing the word 'aartee" has been put together and this...
  16. N

    Islam Introduction To Sufi Music And Ritual In Turkey

    Reprinted from the Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, December 1995 (with changes in orthography to HTML standards. NB: Turkish characters may not display on all Web Browsers.). Copyright 1995 by the Middle East Studies Association of North America Introduction to Sufi Music and Ritual...