Shaheedi Dihada of Guru Arjun Dev Ji: Paath 16Jun – 18Jun, 2017

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Saadh Sangat Ji,

Please join us in remembering Shaheedi of Guru Arjun Dev Ji on Sunday, 18-June-2017. Also there will be Akhand Paath seva starting from 16-Jun-2017 and ending on 18-Jun-2017.

Guru Arjan Dev Ji was the first martyr of the Sikh faith and fifth of the ten Sikh Gurus, who compiled writings to create our holy book Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

One of the greatest contribution of Guru Arjan Dev Ji made to the Sikh faith was to compile all of the past Gurus’ writings, along with selected writings of other saints from different backgrounds which he considered consistent with the teachings of Sikhism into one book, now the holy scripture: the Guru Granth Sahib.

Guru Arjan was arrested under the orders of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir and asked to convert to Islam. In June 1606, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir ordered that Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the fifth Sikh Guru be tortured and sentenced to death after the Guru had refused to stop preaching his message of God as started by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The Guru was made to sit on a burning hot sheet while boiling hot sand was poured over his body. After enduring five days of unrelenting torture, Guru Arjan Dev Ji was taken for a bath in the river. As thousands watched he entered the river, never to be seen again.

Arjan Dev Ji Shaheedi

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                                            –       1:45 pm
NOTE: There is ample amount of parking in Gurdwara basement and also street parking is free on Sunday.

Director David Do(MOAPIA): Visit planned on 11June17

Saadh Sangat Ji,
 
We are pleased to announce that Director David Do of MOAPIA(Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs) has planned his visit to Sikh Gurdwara DC on 11June17. This will be a meet and greet visit by Director Do. His short address will be to introduce himself and the office and our services. He would be joining the community lunch after the service.
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

DC Gurmat Day Camp: 17July2017-21July2017

Saadh Sangat Ji,

DC Gurmat Day Camp is coming from 17July2017 – 21July2017. Special Diwan is on Sat, 22July2017.

Please register by clicking on the link shared below.

URL: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdf0ampwOJbZH6fYCuD4Nt3UcfjwXtjVoCaUrVu4W_O9lUWsQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

Registration ends on 05-July-2017.

Please find flyer for more details and invite your family and friends to participate in this great opportunity to teach them Gurbani and Sikhi basics in a creative way.

 

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The Fabulous Lipitones Play by Gurpreet (American Idol Participant)

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Saadh Sangat Ji,

Gurpreet Singh Sarin from our Sikh Sangat (participant of American Idol) is acting in this play that has direct relevance for all immigrants especially Sikh immigrants. This play is showing daily until May 13.

The Fabulous Lipitones.
Further information: http://www.thelittletheatre.com/
He is acting as a Sikh immigrant and the play depicts the challenges and hurdles that immigrants face and how the American community copes and comes together. I found it entertaining & hilarious, engaging and definitely relevant. I would highly recommend.
“The Fabulous Lipitones – The Fabulous Lipitones is a hilarious take on what happens when a barbershop quartet is forced to take on an unconventional replacement when one of their members suddenly dies. When they meet face to face with their replacement, he is definitely not what they expected. Will the four of them have perfect harmony or will the clash of cultures be too great? This comical and moving story about the power of song, prejudice, and friendship will fill the LTA auditorium with both laughs, tears, and the close harmonies of barbershop quartets.”

Sangat is requested to please support this and get benefit out of this as well because theme of this play is very good.

Press about The Fabulous Lipitones show!

http://connectionarchives.com/PDF/2017/042617/Alexandria.pdf (Page 16)

http://www.alexandrianews.org/2017/04/the-fabulous-lipitones/

http://thezebra.org/the-fabulous-lipitones-theyre-having-a-bollywood-time/

Vaisakhi Celebration In Sikh Gurdwara DC – 16Apr / Other Important Announcements

Saadh Sangat Ji,

This Vaisakhi festival is very special and important for the Sikh community as it marks the establishment of the Khalsa which is also termed Khalsa Sirjana Divas.

Also, Vaisakhi is a Punjabi harvest festival for people of the Punjab region. This day is also observed as a thanksgiving day by farmers whereby farmers pay their tribute, thanking God for the abundant harvest and also praying for future prosperity.

NOTE: Khalsa School will remain closed on Sun, 16Apr2017.

Special Diwan on Friday: 07:30PM to 09:30PM

Saturday Homeless Langar Distribution (Need Volunteers): We need volunteers for distribution of langar for homeless on 15-Apr-2017. So, volunteers need to come DC Gurdwara between 09AM – 10AM because team will leave by 11AM and will return back between 01PM – 02PM. Also, if anyone wants to distribute something along with langar like water bottles/juice/bananas or so, then please feel free to bring in.

Vaisakhi 2017
Akhand Paath:
Paath Start Date:  14Apr2016
Paath End Date:   16Apr2016

Sangat is requested to come for paath seva. Langar would be available all the time.

Live Broadcast of Kirtan From Sikh Gurdwara DC

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

We have started this new initiative of Live Broadcasting of Kirtan from Sikh Gurdwara DC since last week and we will keep on doing this now for every week on Sunday.

Timings: 12 Noon – 2:00 PM
Youtube Channel to Subscribe: SGDC Sangat

How to subscribe this free subscription:

1) Open Youtube on any device
2) Search “SGDC Sangat”
3) Tap/Click on picture of Sikh Gurdwara DC
4) Hit Subscribe to start free subscription
5) Tap on bell icon next to Subscribe button to get notified about all new videos in real time
6) Sangat will get notification when live broadcast will start

Sangat is requested to please subscribe.

12Mar2017: Hola Mahalla and CNN coverage about attacks on Indians

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Saadh Sangat Ji, today we will celebrate Hola Mohalla (Holi) in Gurdwara and will discuss about the same. Also, one more important event is planned.

CNN will be coming to our Gurdwara aroud 12noon and they will interview people for their opinion about the current situation and shooting/attacks on Indians.

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 12:00 noon
Kirtan by Bhai Surinder Singh ji     –       12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
Langar                                            –       2:00 pm

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

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

 

21st Annual Akhand Keertan Samagam: GNFA, Silver Spring, MD

Saadh Sangat Ji,

The entire Sangat of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area invites you with folded hands to the Maryland Annual Akhand Keertan Samagam from March 10-12, 2017. The Samagam will be held at Gurdwara Guru Nanak Foundation of America (GNFA). Sangat and Keertaniyaas will be visiting from Canada, UK, India, and various states of USA.

Please refer flyer for complete details:

 

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Celebrating Janam Diwas Baba Deep Singh Ji – 29Jan2017

Saadh Sangat Ji,

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Please join us in celebrating janam diwas of Baba Deep Singh Ji on this Sunday 29-Jan-2017 at Gurudwara Sahib.

Baba Deep Singh (1682–1757) is revered among Sikhs as one of the most honored martyrs in Sikhism and as a highly religious person. He is remembered for his sacrifice and devotion to the teachings of the Sikh Gurus. Baba Deep Singh was the first head of Misl Shaheedan Tarna Dal – an order of the Khalsa military established by Nawab Kapur Singh, the then head of Sharomani Panth Akali Buddha Dal.

In 1757, he led an army to defend the Golden Temple from Afghans. On being mortally wounded with a severe gash to his head, a Sikh reminded Baba Deep Singh, “You had resolved to reach the periphery of the pool.” On hearing the talk of the Sikh, he supported his head with his left hand and removing the enemies from his way with the strokes of his double-edged sword with his right hand, reached the periphery of Harmandir Sahib where he breathed his last.

Baba Deep Singh’s 40 kg Khanda (double-edged sword), which he used in his final battle, is still preserved at Akaal Takhat Sahib.

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

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