Welcome to SPN

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

Sign Up Now!

Sikh News Hounslow Goes Orange For Sikh Celebration

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by Aman Singh, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Aman Singh

    Aman Singh
    Expand Collapse
    Admin SPNer

    Jun 1, 2004
    Likes Received:
    Hounslow goes orange for Sikh celebration

    A SEA of orange rolled through Hounslow as thousands of Sikhs took to the streets to celebrate Vaisakhi on Sunday (April 4).

    Worshippers from the Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, in Hanworth Road, Hounslow, and the Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha Gurdwara, in Martindale Road, Hounslow, joined the colourful parade.

    Second World War veterans mingled with young Sikhs currently serving in the British Army, among the throng, for the 12th annual Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan (procession) through Hounslow.

    The parade was led by a Nagara (large drum) on a pick-up truck, which announced the procession's arrival to the waiting faithful along the route.

    Closely following were 10 Nishanchi Singhnians (young ladies carrying khalsa flags), five young men also carrying khalsa flags and the Panj Pyaray (beloved five), all escorting the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh holy book).

    About 10,000 people lined the route, according to organisers' estimates, for the event.

    Vaisakhi is a traditional harvest festival and marks the beginning of the Sikh new year. It also commemorates the establishment in 1699 of the Khalsa at Anandpur Sahib, which was effectively the foundation of modern Sikhism.

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 2
  2. Loading...

    Similar Threads Forum Date
    UK Archbishop Of Canterbury Visits Hounslow Sikh Temple Breaking News Oct 19, 2011
    UK First Sikh Special Police Officer In Hounslow Dies Breaking News Dec 23, 2010
    Sikhi Why This Businessman Goes Daily To The Pipariya Railway Station? Sikh Sikhi Sikhism Jun 26, 2016
    The Fight Goes On Blogs Oct 17, 2015
    Welcome To The Pleasuredome-Frankie Goes To Hollywood Blogs Oct 17, 2015

  3. spnadmin

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

    Jun 17, 2004
    Likes Received:
    This is a really beautiful picture of beautiful kaurs.
    • Like Like x 2
  4. Tejwant Singh

    Tejwant Singh United States
    Expand Collapse
    Mentor Writer SPNer Thinker

    Jun 30, 2004
    Likes Received:
    I used to live in Osterley which is part of Hounslow on Great West Road. My Bhabi still lives in the same house. Good old nostalgic memories!
    • Like Like x 1
Since you're here... we have a small favor to ask...     Become a Supporter      ::     Make a Contribution     

Share This Page