Giani Malkit Singh
Giani Niranjan Singh
Giani Sarbjit Singh
Giani Malkiat Singh
Giani Harvinder Singh
Giani Guriqbal Singh
Associate Granthi & Langri
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The following Gurdwara etiquette should be observed at the Gurdwara:
Before entering the hall:
- No drugs, or intoxicants of any nature, or cigarettes are allowed with in the Gurdwara premises.
- Take off your shoes
- Wash your hands
- Cover your head (head scarves are available near the entrance to the Gurdwara Hall)
- Please Turn Cell Phone to silent mode or just turn them off.
Upon entering the Diwan hall (where the Guru Granth Sahib is present):
- Fold both your hands and walk slowly.
- Bow humbly and touch your forehead to the ground out of respect for the Guru Granth Sahib.
- As you bow, place your offering respectfully before the Guru, it may be money, a flower, or a word of thanks
- Any sincere expression of gratitude is equally acceptable to the Guru
- After bowing and offering, sit in the Sangat (the congregation) quietly without disturbing others.
- Usually men sit on one side and women on the other side.
- Sit comfortably and peacefully, the cross-legged position is commonly used, but do not point your feet in the direction of the Guru Granth Sahib.
- Do not talk or chew gum.
The usual sequence of events (a service) in the Gurdwara are
- Kirtan: The singing of the Holy Hymns – Gurbani.
- Katha/GurbaniVichar: The reading of the Holy Hymns followed by explanation or a sermon or talk appropriate for the occasion.
- Recitation portions of a scripture the Anand Sahib.
- You will not be expected to say anything. You will have to join the Ardas (equivalent to Lord’s prayer). To join in the Ardas:
- Stand straight with folded hands and think of the Guru.
- Sing together Thoo Thakur Tum Peh Ardas
- After the Ardas, continue standing, and sing, Aageaa bhaee Akal kee, Tabhee Chalaio Panth.
- The Ardas concludes with the Jaikara. Boley So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal.
- Then sit quietly. The person sitting behind the Guru Granth Sahib will read the Hukam, the Guru’s message or Order to the Sangat (congregation).
- Upon completion of the Hukam, Karah Parsad is distributed to the Sangat. (This is a sweet pudding made of flour, sugar and clarified butter that is offered as ceremonial food.)
- Finally Langar (food from the Guru’s kitchen) will be served in a different hall. All are welcome to eat langar.
- 5:00AM – 6:30AM – Parkash and Japji Sahib
- 6:30AM – 7:30AM – Asa Di War
- 6:30AM – 7:30AM – Kirtan
- 6:30AM – 7:30AM – Ardas
- 6:30AM – 7:30AM – Hukamnama
- 6:30AM – 7:30AM – Parshad
- 6:00PM – 6:30PM – Rehras
- 6:30PM – 7:15PM – Kirtan
- 7:15PM – 7:45PM – Gurbani Vichar
- 6:45PM – 8:00PM – Hukamnama
- 6:45PM – 8:00PM – Sukhasan
- 11:00AM – 1:00PM – Kirtan
- 11:00AM – 1:00PM – Ardas
- 11:00AM – 1:00PM – Hukamnama
- 11:00AM – 1:00PM – Parshad
- 11:00AM – 1:00PM – Guru Ka Langar