Akhand Paath Starts Fri, 11/25 – Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji Jyoti Jot Diwas

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Please join us in commemorating the Shaheedi Gurpurab of Guru Tegh Bahadur ji. Guruji showed the world that being a Sikh meant more than defending the rights of other Sikhs, more than honoring and respecting other religions. It meant defending the rights of people of all faiths, even if that meant making the ultimate sacrifice.

Akhand Paath for the Gurpurab will commence on Friday, 25-Nov-2022 morning with Samapti on Sunday, 27-Nov-2022 morning. This will be followed by regular Sunday Diwan and kirtan by Bhai Surinder Singh Ji and jatha. So, please join for paath (prayer) sewa or listening sewa.

Akhand Paath:
Paath Start Date: 25-Nov-2022, Friday, 06:00 AM onwards
Paath End Date:  27-Nov-2022, Sunday around 07:30 AM

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

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

Warm Regards,

Sikh Gurdwara, DC

Sun, 13Nov: Celebrating Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Parkash Purab at Sikh Gurdwara, DC

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Whaeguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Saadh Sangat Ji, please join all of us at Sikh Gurdwara, DC to celebrate Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Gurupurab. Please find schedule and all details in the enclosed flyer.

Sunday, 13-Nov-2022:
Sukhmani Sahib Ji Paath: 
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Kirtan:
 11:30 AM – 01:45 PM followed by Ardaas and Samapti

Guru Nanak Gurpurab also known as Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Parkash Purab 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 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 weaknesses of the human personality.

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

Warm Regards,
Sikh Gurdwara, DC

[URGENT Message from Sewadars and Sikh Gurdwara, DC] Sun, 06-Nov-2022 – Filming Religious Freedom Documentary

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

We have an important update to share with our sangat.

Today America is home to a vast number of diverse and vibrant religious communities whose religious liberty the Constitution vigorously defends, but it wasn’t always this way. America’s path to religious liberty has been long, hard and often steeped in violence. ‘FREE EXERCISE: AMERICA’S STORY OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY’ is a new documentary film that explores the difficult path to freedom of religion and conscience, from colonial times into the present, by examining particular events and stories that encapsulate such a remarkable national journey.

On Sun, 06-Nov-2022, a documentary filming about “Religious Freedom” is happening at Sikh Gurdwara, DC through Paulson Productions, Inc. They will start it around 11:30 AM EST.

So, we would like to have maximum attendance and would like to request all of our sangat members to please come this Sun, 06th Nov, 2022 with family and friends for this great opportunity and share your valuable thoughts. 🙏

NOTE: Please let them know if you are not interested in appearing in the footage.

Here are further details shared by the production company along with their brochure for this event.

We hope to see you and family positively on Sun, 06th Nov, 2022 in Sikh Gurdwara, DC.

Warm Regards,

Sikh Gurdwara, DC

Mon, 24-Oct-2022 – Diwali (Bandi Chor Diwas) in Sikh Gurdwara, DC

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Bandi Chhor Diwas is a day on which Guru Hargobind Sahib was released with 52 Kings from Gwalior Prison. The word “Bandi” means “imprisoned”, “Chhor” means “release” and “Divas” means “day” and together “Bandi Chhor Divas” means Prisoner Release Day. It is celebrated with great joy as it was a time when “right” prevailed over “wrong”. The Mughals had held many hundreds of prisoners who were effectively “political prisoners” and were otherwise innocent leaders of their communities. They had been held without trial or any other legal process; jailed by brute force; held against their wishes. The lives of 52 local kings had been saved without a single shot and without a battle!

Special Diwan
Date: Mon, 24-Oct-2022 (In-Person and Live)
Time: 06:30 PM – 08:30 PM EST

Rawal Singh Kohli Ji – Sehaj Paath, Funeral and Antim Ardaas (Mon, 17Oct in Sikh Gurdwara DC)

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Saadh Sangat Ji,

With a heavy heart, we regret to inform you about the passing of Rawal Singh Kohli Ji, husband of Mrs. Mahinder Kaur Kohli Ji. He is survived by his daughter Inderjit K Sawhney, son-in-law Karamvir Sawhney, grandchildren Sunmeet Sawhney, Ena Sawhney and have a big family in India. He was a devoted Gursikh and a respected member of the Sikh community. As his soul is merged with that one power, one God, Waheguru ji, let’s pray to Waheguru Ji for giving strength to family during this tough time. 🙏

Mar, 1936 – 09 Oct, 2022

Sehaj paath is going on at his and Mrs. Mahinder Kaur Kohli Ji’s residence everyday till Sun, 10/16/2022 from 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM. Every member of sangat is welcome to come and listen paath or perform paath sewa. Please contact Inderjit Sawhney Ji at 443-786-4063 for paath sewa schedule.

Residence Address: 5609 Broadwater Lane, Clarksville, MD, 21029

Funeral on Monday, Oct 17, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home
1411 Annapolis Road
Odenton, Maryland 21113

Kirtan and Antim Ardaas at Sikh Gurdwara DC: Monday, Oct 17, 2022 (05:00 PM – 07:00 PM followed by Langar)
Sikh Gurdwara DC Address: 
3801 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20016
Sikh Gurdwara DC Contact: (202) 537-5110

Additional Parking NOTE: Additional parking available across the street at Annunciation Catholic Church
Additional Parking Address: 3810 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Regards,

Sikh Gurdwara, DC

09Oct, Sun (6 PM – 7 PM): Candlelight Vigil for Dheri Family at Sikh Gurdwara, DC

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Saadh Sangat Ji, with a heavy heart, we regret to inform you about the passing of Jasdeep Singh, Jasleen Kaur, Aroohi Dheri and Amandeep Singh. There is a Candlelight Vigil in loving memory of The Dheri Family at Sikh Gurdwara DC on Sun, 09-Oct-2022 from 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM. Please join all of us to pray to Waheguru Ji for giving strength to family during this tough time and pray for peace and wellness for all.

Please refer attached flyer for more details. 🙏

DC Khalsa School (In Person): Registration Open (School starts from 9-Oct-2022)

Saadh Sangat Ji,

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

We will start in person Khalsa School sessions from Sun, 10/09/2022. Please collect the form from the treasury desk in Sikh Gurdwara, DC. We will post the form online as well. Please refer details mentioned below.

Mode: In Person
Day: Sunday
Time: 12:00 noon – 02:00 PM
Start date: 10/9/2022

Admission for all levels is open. Levels offered are:

  1. Beginners 
  2. Intermediate 
  3. Advance 
  4. Adult

We are looking forward to an exciting learning year at Sikh Gurudwara, DC. 😊🙏

Antim Ardaas (Sat, 16July in Sikh Gurdwara DC), Sehaj Paath/Bhog Details for Dr. Pritam Singh Saini Ji

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Saadh Sangat Ji,

As shared earlier with heavy heart, Dr. Pritam Singh Saini Ji’s soul is merged with that one power, one God, Waheguru ji. Let’s pray to Waheguru Ji for giving strength to family during this tough time.

Sehaj paath is going on at his and Mrs. Manjit Kaur Saini Ji’s residence everyday from today, Sun, 07/10/2022 till Fri, 07/15/2022 from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM. Every member of sangat is welcome to come and listen paath or perform paath sewa. Please contact Inderjit Sawhney Ji at 443-786-4063 for paath sewa schedule.

Residence Address:12887 Folly Quarter Rd, Ellicott City, MD, 21042

Bhog, Kirtan and Antim Ardaas: Saturday, July 16, 2022 (03:00 PM – 05:00 PM followed by Langar)
Sikh Gurdwara DC Address: 
3801 Massachusetts Ave NW,Washington, DC, 20016
Sikh Gurdwara DC Contact: (202) 537-5110

Additional Parking at Annunciation Catholic Church:
3810 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
Additional Parking NOTE: Additional parking available across the street at Annunciation Catholic Church

Imp Updates – Sikh Gurdwara DC Opening Plan

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Saadh Sangat Ji,

Sikh Gurdwara DC is being planned to open again in-person from Sun, 02/13/2022. As of now this date is final but might change in case any new guidelines or rules are announced by the DC government, especially for unvaccinated people. We will keep sangat posted in case any changes are done in this plan. We pray to Waheguru ji for everyone’s sound health and safety. 🙏

There are a few important points we would like to highlight:

  1. All sangat members who are vaccinated (with boosters) are more than welcome. We trust sangat and have full faith that they will abide by this mandatory rule.
  2. We would like to humbly request unvaccinated sangat (seniors/adults/kids) to stay home for their safety and for safety of all other sangat members
  3. We would like to request sangat to please get vaccinated (if eligible)
  4. Social distance will be maintained in all parts of the Gurdwara Sahib (including langar sewa)
  5. Masks are mandatory for everyone including kids
  6. Bhai Sahib ji is doing kirtan from Gurdwara itself since last week and will keep doing the same.

Schedule: 11:00 AM EST – 01:00 PM EST (Kirtan, Ardaas and Samapti followed by Langar)

Stay healthy, Stay safe!

URGENT (Imp Updates) – Sikh Gurdwara DC Events Cancellation/Closure due to COVID-19

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Saadh Sangat Ji,

As COVID-19 cases are rising again, Sikh Gurdwara DC is COMPLETELY CLOSED NOW and all Sikh Gurdwara DC events/regular diwan/khalsa school/any other activities are CANCELLED starting today Friday Dec 24, 2021 until further notice. This step is very important for safety of our sangat members, especially seniors and kids.

If langar is booked, then please contact sevadars for further information. Please mark such events cancelled as of now till further notice.

NOTE: Regular in-person Diwan on Sunday’s are cancelled in Gurdwara Sahib but sangat can view the same virtually from 12:00 Noon EST – 01:30 PM EST on Sunday for Kirtan, Ardaas and SamaptiWe pray to Waheguru ji for everyone’s sound health and safety. 🙏

Request to Sangat: Sangat is requested to please DON’T come to Gurdwara sahib (even for Mattha Tek) till further notice as it’s best for sangat and all sevadars as per current scenarios due to rising COVID-19 cases.

Program Updates:
Special Diwan on Sun, 12/26/2021: Chaar Sahibzaade Shaheedi
New Year Program: CANCELLED, no New Year eve program 
Regular Diwan: Sun, 01/02/2022

Virtual Diwan:
Sikh Gurdwara DC Youtube Channel for Viewing Online Diwan: SGDC Sangat
OR
Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/pg/kirtansinghlive/videos/

NOTE: Sangat can send NO EXTRA COST Online donations via Check by Bank for Sikh Gurdwara DC. Banks generally don’t charge any cost for this GREAT SERVICE and send checks to the address mentioned in the Bill Pay section as a Person. Please confirm from your bank for all details about fees and service.

Another Option is to mail check:
1. Write Check Payable to “Sikh Gurdwara DC”
2. Send Check to this address with details mentioned below on mail:

Sikh Gurdwara DC
C/o: Manjit Kaur Saini
12887 Folly Quarter Road
Ellicott City
MD 21042

As per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, we encourage all sangat members and family to follow these guidelines and other details shared on CDC website.

CDC Steps to Prevent Illness:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/index.html

  • Wash their hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds; use hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol when hand washing is not an option
  • Avoid touching their face with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick and reduce interactions, such as handshakes, with others
  • Stay home if they are sick or presenting symptoms like those of COVID-19.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Stay Informed

Symptoms:

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

More details of Symptomshttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

Stay healthy as health is wealth!