Can women be part of panj pyare?

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Can women be part of panj pyare?

Postby 5AB84 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:26 am

A big debate we see till this day is whether women should be allowed to be part of the panj pyare. Personally I think women should be allowed to do anything men are allowed to do because Guru ji regarded everyone as equals. So if a man can have a kirpan so can a women, if a man can take be part of the panj pyare, a women should be able to do so as well. Even looking at hisory, when the panj pyare were choosen Guru ji asked for one head, he did not say that he needed a man's head. Meaning if Guru ji was open to the idea of women being part of the panj pyare, so should we. At the gurdwara we should leave it open for both genders to take part of the panj pyare, because that is what Guru ji did as well. The guru ji cannot be wrong, if we do what the guru ji did, we cannot be wrong. Besides look at all the warriors in sikh history were women.
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Re: Can women be part of panj pyare?

Postby JeejaJi » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:53 pm

5AB84 wrote:A big debate we see till this day is whether women should be allowed to be part of the panj pyare. Personally I think women should be allowed to do anything men are allowed to do because Guru ji regarded everyone as equals. So if a man can have a kirpan so can a women, if a man can take be part of the panj pyare, a women should be able to do so as well. Even looking at hisory, when the panj pyare were choosen Guru ji asked for one head, he did not say that he needed a man's head. Meaning if Guru ji was open to the idea of women being part of the panj pyare, so should we. At the gurdwara we should leave it open for both genders to take part of the panj pyare, because that is what Guru ji did as well. The guru ji cannot be wrong, if we do what the guru ji did, we cannot be wrong. Besides look at all the warriors in sikh history were women.


Who is debating that women should not be part of panj pyare? Any link or reference will be helpful.
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Re: Can women be part of panj pyare?

Postby Harbhajan S. Sangha » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:22 pm

Sikh Reht Maryada
Article XXIV - Ceremony of Baptism or Initiation


( b.) At the place where ambrosial baptism is to be administered, the holy Guru Granth Sahib should be installed and ceremonially opened. Also present should be six committed baptized Sikhs, one of whom should sit in attendance of the Guru Granth Sahib and the other five should be there to administer the ambrosial baptism. These six may even include Sikh women. All of them must have taken bath and washed their hair.

source: http://gurunanakdarbar.net/sikhrehatmaryada.pdf
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