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Storm damages “Darshal Sthal” at Dera Baba Nanak Indo-Pak border

A wind-storm reportedly damaged “Darshan Sthal” at Dera Baba Nanak Indo-Pak border. Darshan Sthal was a temporary structure formed at India-Pakistan border at Dera Baba Nanak to help Sikh devotees to see Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, which is located in Pakistan.

’17th century’ historic well found during digging in Anandpur Sahib

Digging being done around one of the oldest gurdwaras of Anandpur Sahib to expand it before the town's 350th foundation year celebrations has unearthed a centuries-old well, which is claimed as one of the four wells dug up by ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur.

Gurdwara Hemkunt Sahib Yatra to start on May 31

Yatra to Gurdwara Hemkunt Sahib will begin on May 31 this year. The Gurdwara Sahib located in snowy hills opens for limited period of time during summers. Uttrakhand Chief minister Harish Rawat will flag off the yatra from Gobind Ghat on May 31.

Jathedars prohibit use of Mobile phones during Paath/Kirtan by Granthis/Ragis

In an importance directive issued from Akal Takht, five Sikh Jathedars on Wednesday issued a directing prohibition on use of mobile phone during the Akhand Paath or recital of Kirtan by the Granthis (priests).

New Road to Hemkund Sahib, trek reduced by 4 KMs

A newly build motor road between Govindghat and Pulna, the 22-km trek to the Gurdwara Hemkund Sahib has been reduced by four km.

Waking Up to the Guru’s Words of Wisdom

A Word A Thought, or AWAT as it known, has become a part of my daily routine, as it has for the many thousands of subscribers across the world of the free email service that began in June 2014.

Nanakshahi Calendar Row: SGPC Jatha denied visas by Pakistan; PSGPC to mark Shaeedi Gurpurb on June 16

Nanakshahi Calendar row has clouded the aspirations of some of the Sikh devotees to observe martyrdom anniversary of Guru Arjan Ji at the place of his martyrdom in Lahore as the Pakistan High Commission has denied visas to SGPC Jatha.

Akal Takht Jathedar want people to abstain from holding Paath at “prohibited places”

Amritsar, Punjab: Akal Takhat Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh has asked Sikh sangat to abstain from holding Paath of Guru Granth Sahib at “prohibited places” like ‘Jatheras’, ...

Sikh sangat turns up in large numbers at Hassanpur to support Bapu Surat Singh

A large scale Panthic Diwaan by Sikh Parcharak Baba Ranjit Singh Dhadrian took place at village Hussanpur on Thursday 21 May 2015, where 82-year old Bapu Surat Singh is campaigning for the release of Sikh political prisoners by way of a peaceful indefinite-period hunger strike.

Sikh sangat marks Gurta Gaddi day of Guru Hargobind Ji

Thousands of Sikh devotees marked the 'Gurta Gadhi Diwas' of sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind ji at Darbar Sahib, Amritsar on May 11.

Yatra showcasing Historic relics of Sikh Gurus to begin today

A 33-feet long bus carrying the revered relics of three Gurus of Sikhism flagged will be off today from Gururdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib in Patiala.

Antim Sanskar of Ragi Bhai Malkiat Singh held in Batala

Batala based Ragi Bhai Malkiat Singh had passed away in a Gurudwara of Richmond Hill in New York on April 11. Hhis dead body arrived at Sri Guru Ram Dass Airport of Amritsar on April 18. Antim Sanskar (last rites) of Bhai Malkiat Singh were held at Batala. His wife Bibi Navneet Kaur and brother Amarjit Singh Bhola performed the funeral of Bhai Malkiat Singh’s dead body.

Dead Body of Bhai Malkiat Singh to arrive Amritsar on April 18

Dead body of Batala based Ragi Bhai Malkiat Singh will reach Guru Ram Dass Airport, Amritsar on 18th April.

Granthi who forgot to report on duty in Darbar Sahib resigns

Giani Jaswinder Singh, who was demoted to the post of Grathi from the Head Granthi of Sri Darbar Sahib about half and a year ago, has now resigned from the post of Granthi.

Pakistan Gurdwara committee to continue with original Nanakshahi calendar

Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee has expressed reservations on amended version of Nanakshahi Calendar recently released by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, Amritsar, India. The SGPC has released provisional calendar for the year 547 Nanakshahi (2015-16 AD).

SGPC decides to grant Rs 2 crore relief for flood hit J&K Sikh families

Amritsar, Punjab: The SGPC executive committee has decided to extend a financial aid of Rs 2 crore to the Sikh families affected by floods in Jammu and Kashmir.

Hemkunt Sahib closes for winter

Uttarakhand India: The portals of Gurdwara Hemkund Sahib have been closed for winter-break. Just before the doors were closed thousands of Sikh yatris braved chilly conditions to converge at Gurdwara Hemkund Sahib in Garhwal Himalayas on Friday, Oct 10.

Sikhs send aid to 2014 India and Pakistan flood victims – 10 trucks dispatched from Gurdwara Parmeshar Dwar

A press release by Parmeshar Dwar (PD) Network says: [i]n order to contribute in its own way to the global relief effort, The Parmeshar Dwar Trust, with the backing of the Sikh Sangat, arranged teams to be sent in aid to the affected region. Initially ten trucks were dispatched from Gurdwara Parmeshar Dwar Sahib with thousands of blankets, bedding, clothes, medicines, water and food packages for the affected victims.

Memorial demanded to honor the services of Baba Jiwan Singh Ji

Amritsar, Punjab (August 24, 2014): According to media reprots the descendants of Baba Jivan Singh have demanded a memorial for him at Gurdwara Sisganj Sahib in Delhi. "We have been urging Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee for the past 15 years to erect a memorial or construct a gate in memory of Baba Jivan Singh, but nobody has heard us so far," chairman, Shaheed Baba Jivan Singh Nishkam Sewa Society, Amrik Singh Shergill, reportedly told media at Amritsar on August 23.

Irom Sharmila arrested again: Police arrests Irom Sharmila from protest venue in Imphal

Imphal, Manipur (August 22, 2014): As per recent information the police has again arrested human rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila, who has been on fast seeking revocation of draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and was released from Jail just two days back after she was acquitted by a trial court.

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