Akhand Paath Seva Starts on Fri, 11/15/2019 and Sun Program Schedule for Gurpurab Celebrations

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Whaeguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Saadh Sangat Ji, please join all of us to celebrate Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Gurupurab with Akhand Paath Seva starting from Fri, 15-Nov-2019 in Sikh Gurdwara DC. Please find schedule mentioned below.

Akhand Paath starts on Friday, 15-Nov-2019. So, please join for paath (prayer) sewa or listening sewa.

Akhand Paath:
Paath Start Date: 15-Nov-2019, Friday 05:00AM onwards
Paath End Date:  17-Nov-2019, Sunday around 07:00AM

NOTE:Bhai Niranjan Singh Ji is not able to come on Sunday due to some clash in schedule.

Program Schedule: Sun, Nov 17, 2019

Asa di vaar                                    –       8:00 am to 10:00 am
Sukhmani Sahib                            –       10:30 am to 11:30 am
Kirtan by Sangat                            –       11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Kirtan by Bhai Surinder Singh ji     –       12:30 pm to 01:00 pm
Councilmember Robert White will present the Gurdwara with a Ceremonial Recognition Resolution to celebrate Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birth.             –       01:00 pm to 01:30 pm
Khalsa school kids program                           –       01:30 pm to 01:45 pm
Kirtan by Bhai Surinder Singh ji and Jatha     –       01:45 pm to 02:30 pm
Langar                                                             –      01:45 pm

Guru Nanak Gurpurabalso known as Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsavand 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 Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, was born on April 15, 1469.

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 weaknessesof the human personality.

These five weakness are kaam(lust), krodh(rage), lobh(greed), moh(attachment) and ahankar(conceit).

 

NOTE: There is ample amount of free parking on Sunday in DC next to Gurdwara Sahib and also in parking lot in basement.