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by khak dware di
Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: Come to Gurdwara in shorts
Replies: 12
Views: 27395

Re: Come to Gurdwara in shorts

Shorts, kachera, are actually a requirement of the Khalsa. The Kachera are one of the 5 K's. There is no requierment of wearing anything over the Kachera. In your local Gurdwara, if you have seen any Nihangs, you will notice that they wear only a kachera under their shirt and not pajamas or a salwar.
by khak dware di
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: swimming by amitdhari
Replies: 16
Views: 6970

Re: swimming by amitdhari

This is a personal decision but it must be a practical one. Was the role of a kirpan one of practicality (to protect one's self and others) or a symbolic one (much like a jeanue)? If it is a practical one, there is no need to wear a small kirpan in a kanga; it will do nothing to protect yourself or ...
by khak dware di
Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: NRI Sarai
Replies: 11
Views: 9738

NRI Sarai

I just spoke to a friend who visited Amritsar from America for 10 days. He said the NRI sarai is absolutely beautiful IF you can get a room. To get a room he had to first get a safarish from an MLA, then he had to pay 2,000 rupees extra bride when checking in. While he was there he saw many NRIs bei...
by khak dware di
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: Hun Ki Kariye Ji?
Replies: 19
Views: 3772

Re: Hun Ki Kariye Ji?

Its interesting to see how different users' opions differ based on where they are living. We keep bring up the word "maryada" but what does that exactly mean in terms of the marriage ceremony? As Sardar Serjinder Singh Ji pointed out, the concept of Anand Karaj in the Gurudawara is a relatively rece...
by khak dware di
Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Gurbani Kirtan
Topic: Last of the Rababis
Replies: 6
Views: 9237

Re: Last of the Rababis

Does anyone have any information as to why Muslim Rababis are no longer allowed to perform in Darbar Sahib Amritsar?
by khak dware di
Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: jaykara at darbar sahib
Replies: 4
Views: 2176

Re: jaykara at darbar sahib

My understanding is that with the separation of Miri and Piri, the Darbar Sahib is strictly for spiritual affairs and the Akal Takht for political/temporal. The jaykara being a war cry, it is not allowed in the Darbar Sahib. I do not know if this is true or not but I heard that you can see the Darba...
by khak dware di
Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: English Clothes ???
Replies: 4
Views: 2828

Re: English Clothes ???

Maniii Let me be the first to share my first hand experiences with you; Sikhs (and Punjabis) can be perceived as hypocrites by many. Most people do look down upon females that do not wear a “suit” (Salwar/kameez) to the Gurdwara but it is completely accepted and expected for men to wear pants and sh...
by khak dware di
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: Health and Safety guidelines in Gurdwaras: A lesson to learn
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Re: Health and Safety guidelines in Gurdwaras: A lesson to l

Are you saying if everyone gets parshad out of the same serving utensil you are not treating everyone equally? I could understand your logic if some people would get parshad from hands and some from utensils, based on caste, color, or creed but, if everyone is getting parshad in the same way, I fail...
by khak dware di
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: Health and Safety guidelines in Gurdwaras: A lesson to learn
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Health and Safety guidelines in Gurdwaras: A lesson to learn

I think its absolutely wonderful that the Maritime Sikh Society, Halifax, Canada's all women executive committee submitted and approved Health and Safetly guidlines. I have had this discussion with other Sikhs before and most people share in this sentiment. A friend of mine took an American (caucasi...