Special Diwan: Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurab in DC Gurudwara – Sun, 05Nov2017
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Whaeguru Ji Ki Fateh!!
Saadh Sangat Ji, please join all of us to celebrate the Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Gurupurab on Sun, 05-Nov-2017 in DC Gurudwara. Professor Surinder Singh Ji from UK (Raj Academy) will be here with his kirtan jatha.
Guru Nanak Gurpurab also known as Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav and Guru Nanak Jayanti, celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Apart from Sikhs, Hindus and other followers of Guru Nanak’s philosophy also celebrate this festival. Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was born on April 15, 1469.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji travelled far and wide teaching people the message of one God who dwells in every one of His creations and constitutes the eternal Truth. He set up a unique spiritual, social, and political platform based on equality, fraternal love, goodness, and virtue.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s teaching is understood to be practiced in three ways:
- Vaṇḍ Chakko: Sharing with others, helping those with less who are in need
- Kirat Karo: Earning/making a living honestly, without exploitation or fraud
- Naam Japna: Meditating on God’s name to control the five weaknesses of the human personality.
These five weakness are kaam (lust), krodh (rage), lobh (greed), moh (attachment) and ahankar (conceit).
Guru Nanak Dev Ji widely acknowledged to have made four major journeys, spanning thousands of kilometres, the first tour being east towards Bengal ,Assam and Manipur, the second south towards Sri Lanka, the third north towards Kashmir, Ladakh, Tibet and Arunachal Pradesh and the final tour west towards Baghdad, Mecca and Medina on the Arabian Peninsula.
About Raj Khalsa Academy, UK: Raj Academy is the largest institution worldwide to deliver quality education and training at grass-roots level in the universal art known as Sikh music, Gurmat Sangeet and Naad Yoga. They offer concerts, workshops, outreach courses and opportunities to train as a teacher or therapist, harnessing musical composition for holistic healing and personal growth.
12:30PM – 01:30PM : Professor Surinder Singh Ji (Raj Academy, UK, pic shown below)
01:30PM – 02:15PM : Bhai Surinder Singh Ji