ੴ ☬ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਦਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ, ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਦੀ ਫਤਿਹ ☬ ੴ

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh Sadh Sangat Ji


CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

We would like to give you a general update regarding our Gurdwara and its operations during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.

In line with the latest guidance from the Sikh Council UK, we will be reverting to an “individual prayer” only system, to help limit the acceleration of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We will suspend all programs at our Gurdwara Sahib Ji move to a “Strict Appointment Only System” from 6th November 2020. The appointment system will operate 7 days a week.

We would humbly request that all Sadh Sangat Ji to contact the resident Giani Ji and make an appointment, should they wish to do Darshan and Mata-Tek.

STRICT GUIDELINES
  • DO NOT ENTER INTO THE GURDWARA SAHIB WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT
  • YOU MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE RESIDENT GIANI JI PLEASE CONTACT VIA TELEPHONE CALL ON 0131 553 7207 GIANI INDERJEET SINGH 07438 326 642 / GUGANDEEP SINGH 07517 259 670
  • ENSURE YOU KEEP FACE/HANDS/HEAD COVERED AT ALL TIMES
  • MAINTAIN 2 METER SOCIAL DISTANCE & FOLLOW 1 WAY SYSTEM

These decisions are ultimately in place to keep our Sangat safe as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a deadly disease. We must protect our community and take responsibility for our own actions.

Please DO NOT ignore this update and attempt to gain access to the Gurdwara Sahib Ji. We hope everyone can respect the decisions that have been made and share this with all family members.

Contact Giani Ji. Make an Appointment. Do Darshan.

OUR PROGRAM

  • MORNING: - Parkash Sri Guru Granth Sahib followed by Nitnam dia bania 6.30am - 7.30am
  • EVENING: - Rehras Sahib ji paath followed by Kirtan Sohila & Sukhaasan Di Sewa 6.30pm - 7.00pm

SUNDAY PROGRAM

ALL PROGRAMS ON HOLD

PLEASE CONTACT RESIDENT GIANI JI

TO BOOK APPOINTMENT

FOR INDIVIDUAL PRAYER ONLY

  • Parkash & Nitname Dia Bania: 6.30am - 7.30am
  • Asa Di Waar: 09:30am - 10:00am
  • Paath (Japji / Sukhmani Sahib 4 astpadia): 10:00am - 10:30am
  • First Ardas & Hukamnama: 10:30am
  • Keertin by Sangat: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Giani Jee Keertin, Katha, Chaupai Sahib & Anand Sahib: 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Announcements & Smaptee: 12:30pm - 1:00pm
  • book langar

UPCOMING EVENTS

ALL PROGRAMS ON HOLD

PLEASE CONTACT RESIDENT GIANI JI

TO BOOK APPOINTMENT

FOR INDIVIDUAL PRAYER ONLY


6th
Dec, 2020
Sunday Program Sun
10:00AM to 01:30PM
11th
Dec, 2020
Special Evening Simran Keertan Fri
06:00PM to 08:00PM

OUR CLASSES

Punjabi class at the Gurdwara every Friday afternoon 1-30pm. verbal and written Gurmuhki taught by our Giani Ji.

For further information please contact the Gurdwara on 0131 553 7207.

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Tutors

Students

Gurmat Sikhi Camp Registration

GURU NANAK FREE KITCHEN

In Sikhism, only lacto-vegetarian food is served in the Gurdwara (Sikh temple) but Sikhs are not bound to be meat-free.[1][2] The general consensus is that Sikhs are free to choose whether to adopt a meat diet or not.[2][3] Sikhs, once they become Amritdhari (baptised) via the Amrit Sanskar (baptism ceremony), are forbidden from eating Kutha or ritually-slaughtered (Halal, Kosher)[2] meat.

Commentary from Sikh.Org

In the first stanza Guru Nanak establishes the fact that we are a creation of flesh, being composed of flesh and being born out of the flesh of our parents. At the beginning of the second stanza Guru Nanak decries the duality of vegetarians who expound against eating meat. Guru Nanak says that these people have their priorities mixed up, they fight about the virtues of not eating meat, yet they do not instead spend their time contemplating God. He says that everything is a living thing, whether one is killing an animal or a plant, he says that can the vegetarian please tell him where the sin lies? If he is killing living things whether they are plants or animals.

Langer

The Langar concept was an innovative charity and symbol of equality introduced by the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji in about 1481.  The purpose of this was to eliminate world poverty, uphold the principle of equality amongst all and encourage a sense of care in local communities. The principle was very simple a meal that would be open to all people of the world regardless of religion, caste, colour, creed, age, gender or social status. The tradition of Langer expresses ethics of sharing, community, inclusiveness and oneness of all humankind. The Guru Nanak Gurdwara Edinburgh is actively providing its local community with support and is promoting the message of Guru Nanak Dev Ji . They are preparing Langer that is served on the streets of Edinburgh, in an aid to help the local community. All our Sewadars (volunteers) take part in this process:
  • Purchasing local fresh produce
  • Prepare and cooking the Langer at our Gurdwara
  • Transport it to the town centre designated stalls
  • On street serving in the City of Edinburgh
The Sewadars diligently serve the meals every wednesday evening undeterred by the weather. All work is done by Sewadars (volunteers).  If you want to take part or donate for this noble cause please contact the Guru Nanak Gurdwara on 0131 553 7207
 

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