I did/do not want to "rise the "meat issue""You want to rise the "meat issue" ? There is always a thread labelld "Fools who wranlge over flesh", just search for it in the engine. This is a Nihang practice.
Lol Sikhs are already doing lot of meaningless rituals.E.G AKJ amritdharis don't eat food cooked by others in the name of rehat nobody question themTigerStyleZ ji and Prakash.s.Bagga ji, Thank you for replying.
As i am still studying sikhi, this practise and video was very new to me, i had just discovered this video today to be honest. By briefly explaing what the nihangs were doing i was able to do a lil reseach my self, so thank you.
However this practise does raise some question for me:
1) What is the purpose of doing "Jhatka for Thilak"?
2) In Sikhism we are told that rituals like these are useless, to me doing "Jhatka for Thilak" is like a useless ritual/practise. So why do nihangs do these rituals/practise?
I did/do not want to "rise the "meat issue""
I don't think this is sacrificial. The food will be consumed. Doing it the way these guys have organized the Jhatka probably keeps the crowd and others from being bothersome. The meat I am sure gets consumed and I am sure the arrows don't absorb any blood as they will be pretty fat by now :sippingcoffeemunda:.On some other thread people are questioning if Muslims should kill goats for Eid
I mean what respones would anyone make blaming the Dasam Granth? peacesignkaur[/FONT]I was just standing back to let everyone else respond first until someone tried to blame the Dasam granth!!!.
A lot of people in world may believe that sikhs are following meaningless rituals like wearing kirpan, wearing turban etc but the sikhs who keep them believe they are following hukam of Guru Gobind singh ji.Similarly hazoori sikhs also believe that they are following hukam of Guru ji.To preserve the unity in Sikhism all Sikhs should respect each others rituals even if they don't likekds1980, i know that some sikh practise certain ritual, like the fanning of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, but these "ritual" are more to show love and respect to the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, rather than doing it because some so called Gyiani tell us to do it. Most of these "ritual" are done from love, but doing Jhatka to me is just a stupid "ritual" (forgive me if i offend anyone), what i mean is that fine if Jhatka is something Nihangs do then fine, but why on Hazoor Sahib, such a holy place with a blood of an innocent animal, i mean not even muslims conduct Halal at a mosque, so why Hazoor sahib.:whatzpointkudi:
But that is the thing though it is the fact that they "believe" and not "know", now the fact is that i can not complain on what the nihangs are doing is right or wrong, however if they "believe" in what they are doing is right, why is it done on the ground of Hazoor Sahib. A sikh following the 5K's is not just your ordinary sikh like some that label sikhs themselves today, these sikhs are either Gursikh, or Amritdhari sikhs, and what they do is not on that they believe what they follow is a belife, but what they follow is the truth of sikhi.Similarly hazoori sikhs also believe that they are following hukam of Guru ji
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What is truth and what is false is very difficult to define.If you read more of sikh history you may start questioning that ,what people are doing is right? For example there is hardly any mention of 1 inch or 4 inch kirpan which sikh wear these days.Also the essence of being khalsa was to be martial and protect yourself and others.How many 5k wearing Sikhswhat they follow is the truth of sikhi.
So what if it was done before Sikhism? .Singh surname was used by Rajputs before Sikhi.Kirpan was worn by them.there are many other things which were done before Sikhi.Jhatka is something that has been done before sikhi, so it's not technically a "tradition" or "ritual" for sikhs/nihangs to do.