Special Diwan on New Year in DC Gurudwara: 31-Dec-2016

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Saadh Sangat Ji, please join us in celebrating the new year with your family/friends for shabad kirtan on 31-Dec-2016 from 07:30PM to 12AM.

Program Schedule

Raheras Sahib Paath                                     –       7:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Kirtan by:

Raag Ratan Jatha (Sarin family, MD)            –       08:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Bhai Sarabjeet Singh Ji (visiting Jatha)         –       08:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Sangat                                                            –       09:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Bhai Satpartap Singh ji                                  –       10:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Bhai Surinder Singh ji                                    –       10:30 pm onwards
Langar                                                            –       All time

NOTE: There is free parking in basement parking lot of Gurudwara.

We look forward to your visit along with friends and family.

Sikh Monologues in Washington D.C. on December 11th

The Sikh Monologues is debuting in Washington D.C. in less than 2 weeks, on December 11!
We have set aside tickets for advance reservation.

What is the Sikh Monologues Project?

In 2013, Jasleen Singh, Director of the Sikh Monologues, embarked on a journey to record the stories of Sikhs in America. After visiting 15 cities and interviewing over 150 people, she wrote 10 short stories based directly on the interviews. These stories were then turned into a stage performance to be shared live! The Monologues ask the audience to think about everything from judgement, discrimination, immigration, to domestic violence. After four successful performances in California and New York, the Sikh Monologues is excited to be premiering in Washington, D.C. this December! For more information, please check out sikhmonologues.com or like our Facebook page!

Please visit http://bit.ly/2eUYAlP to reserve your seat! Admission is free. Space is limited! This is a family-friendly event.


Bhagat Puran Singh Ji’s Janam Diwas in Sikh Gurdwara DC – 05Jun2015

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Please join all of us to celebrate the Birthday of Bhagat Puran Singh Ji on this Sunday, 05Jun2016 in Sikh Gurdwara DC. Also, we will remember and pay tribute to all martyrs of Chota Ghallughara (lesser holocaust).

Bhai Puran Singh Ji (June 4, 1904 – August 5, 1992) was born in Rajewal (Rohno) Ludhiana district, Punjab. Born into a Hindu family, he was given the name Ramjidas as a child. Later, while still a child, he chose to become a Sikh. He was greatly inspired by the teachings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and the Sikh Gurus. Though he never finished his basic schooling, he became a writer, a (self) publisher, an environmentalist, and a philanthropist. He is perhaps best remembered for the home he founded in Amritsar, India, named Pingalwara, a home which long after his death, is still tending to the castaways of society: the sick, disabled and abandoned forlorn people.

As a young man he decided to dedicate his life to the ‘selfless service of humanity‘. He founded Pingalwara in 1947 with only a few patients, the neglected and rejected of the streets of Amritsar. An early advocate of what we today refer to as the ‘Green Revolution’, Bhagat Puran Singh was spreading awareness about environmental pollution, and increasing soil erosion long before such ideas became popular. Pamphlets with his writings on various subjects, such as environmental awareness, were printed on re-used paper and freely distributed.

He was honored in 1979 by the Government of India with the Padma Shri award, given for exceptional and distinguished service in any field.


Remember martyrs of Chota Ghallughara:

In order to avenge the death of his brother, Diwan Lakhpat Rai had got all the Sikhs of Lahore executed by scavengers on the 10th March, 1746 AD after that he marched with an army of fifty thousand, including artillery, to wipe out the Sikhs. At that time, about Fifteen thousand Sikhs had taken shelter in the marshes of the river Ravi near the pool of Kahnuwan in Gurdaspur District about 20 kms North west of current day Gurdaspur. The forces of Lakhpat Rai besieged the marshes and began pounding the area with his cannons. Massively outgunned and with no artillery themselves, the Sikhs headed for the safety of the hills, as their attackers moved in pursuit. What rations, the Sikhs had, were soon finished, so whenever they found an opportunity, the Sikhs robbed the army of rations and weapons. In ‘guerilla’ style warfare they attacked and disappeared, keeping the royal army off balance.

Program Schedule

Asa di vaar                                    –       8:00 am to 10:00 am
Sukhmani Sahib                            –       10:00 am to 11:00 am
Kirtan by Sangat                            –       11:00 am to 11:45 am
Kirtan by Bhai Surinder Singh ji     –       11:45 am to 1:15 pm
Langar                                            –       1:30 pm

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

New Year Celebration in DC Gurudwara

Please join us in celebrating the new year with Saadh Sagat in DC Gurudwara on 31-Dec-2015.

Timings: 08PM – 12AM midnight
Kirtan:    Bhai Surinder Singh
Langar:  Full Time


Sikh Gurdwara, DC
3801 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

Local Interfaith Walk – September 27th 2015

On September 27, 2015, please join us for an interfaith event and be a part of wonderful mosaic of cultures. Show the strong support for your community and reunite with many different communities in order to promote the universal message:

      ਅਵਲਿ ਅਲਹ ਨੂਰੁ ਉਪਾਇਆ ਕੁਦਰਤਿ ਕੇ ਸਭ ਬੰਦੇ ॥

Aval Aleh Noor Upaya Koodrath Kay Sabh Bundhay ||

     ਏਕ ਨੂਰ ਤੇ ਸਭੁ ਜਗੁ ਉਪਜਿਆ ਕਉਨ ਭਲੇ ਕੋ ਮੰਦੇ ॥੧॥

Ek Noor Te Sabh Jug Oopajia Kaun Bhalay Ko Mundhay ||1||


   God created light of which all the beings were born

    And from this one light, the entire universe welled up; 

     so who is good and who is bad. 


   ਮਾਟੀ ਏਕ ਅਨੇਕ ਭਾਂਤਿ ਕਰਿ ਸਾਜੀ ਸਾਜਨਹਾਰੈ ॥

Maatee Ek Anaek Bhanth Kar Sajee Sajaneharai ||

  The clay is the same, but the Fashioner has fashioned it in various ways.

The Walk

For more information on the walk, please click on the link below:

Health Fair (Silver Spring, MD)

A Health Fair is being Organized by Guru Nanak Foundation of America in GNFA Premises.

LAB Tests : Sep 13th,  2015  8:00 am – 12:00 pm at GNFA

Health Fair : Sep 27th, 2015 , 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at GNFA

More details are available below.


Health Fair

Health Fair


Venue : GNFA, 12917 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904

Sikhs of America, July 4th 2015 America’s Independence Day Parade

Promote Sikh Identity and become part of history – walk with the “Sikhs of America” float in Washington DC on July 4th 2015. There are limited numbers and participants MUST register.


Send your full name and last four numbers of your social security

Email: sikhsofamerica@yahoo.com


SMS or Call Kanwaljit S. Soni (240-461-4671) or Manpreet Singh (301-675-9586)