Bani During Pregnancy

"One thing I have realized is when in doubt, when in desperation, especially after a horrible bout with nausea, Sim...

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Bani During Pregnancy

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh,

As all mothers know, pregnancy is unique to every woman as well as to each pregnancy experienced by that woman. You have your ups and downs, but one thing I have realized is when in doubt, when in desperation, especially after a horrible bout with nausea, Simran has been the balm that has soothed my fears and carried me through.

In the beginning, I was so afraid of approaching my daily nitnem with my Gutka in fear that I would get nauseous and make a mess, since symptoms can be unpredictable at times.

So lucky for us living in this century we have our technology to rely on. So my iPad became handy and Bhai Jarnail Singh ji's recitation helped me a lot not only because of his excellent diction, but of the pace it is recited which helped me focus and alay any woosiness, fears or insecurtieis, whether physical, mental or spiritual.

In addition to the required Nitnem banis I wanted to learn if there was any additional spiritual support through Gurbani that I could apply to my practice. After internet search and asking family and close friends, it was pretty much narrowed down to Japji Sahib, Sukhmani Sahib and Simran and lots of Kirtan in the background as you go about your day. Each offering balm to any anxieties one may encounter for the 40 weeks of carrying and supporting a little Khalsa in the hustle and bustle of 21st century life.

At times it was very challenging, with a 2 hour commute one way to work between buses and subway, but I quickly realized I had to take it with grace. Grateful for my smartphone and earphones, I was able to keep up with my banis, however, when I felt I could barely even walk to the bustop, Simran was the anchor that held me throughout, even up until now.

Less than a month to go before our little one is with us, hoping he or she has benefitted from paath, and praying that even though we expect to forget our connection to the Almighty once we enter this world, my prayer is that this little one does not and comes into this world attached to Guru ji's lotus feet.



Inderjot Kaur

Saturday, October 11, 2014:

Sikhi for Children: books, puzzles, songs...

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh,

Here I would like to share with you the growing resources for Sikhi books, games and songs to help our little Panth grow in spirit, mind and devotion in their own Sikhi.

If you have any more suggestions or have a project you have launched in this arena, please feel free to share and I will be more than happy to add to this list...




  • My Guru's Blessings by

  1. Bilingual (English & Punjabi)
  2. Beautiful Illustrations
  3. Devotional

  • Mighty Khalsa Books & Media

    1. Bilingual (English & Punjabi)
    2. Puzzles, Activities and Intro to Sikhi book "My First Step"

  • Sikh Stories for Children by Sikhnet

    1. English
    2. Online or CD
    3. Printouts or Coloring Books
    4. Free online or purchase the entire volumes directly from Sikhnet


    • The Gurus' Song by Basics of Sikhi

    Published on Jan 8, 2014

    The Gurus Song is a Sikh Nursery Rhyme in English about the Sikh Gurus. This is part of new KIDS playlist "Mighty Khalsa" is a children orientated education project by Everythings 13/ Basics of Sikhi, an educational charity dedicated to spreading the wisdom of the Sikh Gurus. Please support our work - - Whether its £5 a month or £50, all will go towards parchar and NOT building funds.

    Original composition and recording by Baljinder Singh Khalsa. Actions & narration by Bibi Sukhmani Kaur (, filming by Raj Hundal ( Many thanks to the children and parents of the Southall Branch of Kiddie Sangat (, the Sikh playgroup.

    Download the MP3 for free from *** Watch English Katha about the song and movements

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    Fun, contageous and a great way for children (and adults) to learn and memorize the names and contribution of our Guru's Sahibs.


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