The Anand karaj is held in the presence of the GURU - Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji who gives advice in the form of Laavan and other shabads sung at this ceremony. As a Non-SIKH wouldnt have any FAITH in the Guru or what He says in the Hukmnamah, ardass etc..its hypocritical for a NON-SIKH to insist on standing before the GURU he doesnt beleive in. The Anand karaj is a RELIGIOUS function and shoudlnt be held for FUN. I have come across a couple having a Anand karaj in a Mandir (bride Hindu) and Anand karaj in a Gurdwara (Groom sikh) or one in a Church and later second one in a Gurdwara or mandir..This is called FUN. Would the GOVT allow one Civil marriage in front of say a ASian Registrar (groom Punjabi) and another in front of White Christian (Bride white christian )..or one civil ceremony by a West African Registrar and a second one in front of a Sikh Registrar because the Husband is West African and the Bride is Sikh. ??? CaN EITHER THE bRIDFE OR GROOM proclaim THAT i dont have faith IN THE uk registrar..or UK Laws on marriage..etc and the registrar still allows the registration ?? A NON-SIKH is actually making a statement.I am NOT a SIKH. Can NON BRITISH CITIZENS register in a Civil marriage in UK ?? if NOT why NOT ? Why the "requirements"...similar requirements exist for an ANAND KARAJ.
The TITLE is MISLEADING and PROVOCATIVE as Ususal...what is MILITANT about these Sikhs ??
BTW..the two in the photo at the gate DONT LOOK like SIKHS at all. IF Most of them are like that..the title of the article should be..a GANG DISRUPTS Gurdawra Programme...and the MAJORITY SIKHS should have stepped IN and ENDED such a sacrilege as its the cowardly way out to just keep quiet and ignore this. Next time the GANG will disrupt any programme it doenst agree with. SIKHS must Always have FULL Control of their Gurdwaras....not getting LOCKED OUT by Babas (Daljit of chaicago did that..or by Shady trustees ( NY Rochestor Gurdwara is like that ) or by Gangs of youngsters...its going on too long...
Vouthon Ji is Right about the similarities in the Sacramental and Nuptial mass as in Anand karaj.
No one except a Catholic gets to receive he blessed bread/wine too. Not every body who feels like it can go line up in front of the Catholic priest and demand the sacrament...( IN Malaysia we had a scandal some time ago when two Muslims supposedly underground detectives doing investigation work on Christians converting Muslims (which is a CRIME by law here) who went and had the Blessed sacrament placed on their tongues - pretending to be catholics...and then spat it out when outside the Church...they were observed and unmasked...hence the scandal..