Gurdwara opened in Palm Springs & celebrate Vaisakhi Divas
Palm Springs, April 26, 2009
Swaran Dabgotra/Jasminder Singh Dhillon
Due to increasing population of Sikhs in the Palm Springs and
the nearby areas, the Sikh devotees, business owners and community
leaders felt that they need new gurdwara in this area because
they have to traveled to River side Gurdwara almost 60 miles (one
way) every Sunday.
With the Grace of God, this Sach Khand Guru Ghar “SIKH
TEMPLE PALM SPRINGS” was started on January 1, 2009. This
was the desire of some devotees of Guru ji who arranged and organized
with a lot of enthusiasm. They put a lot of time and effort to
make it happen. The members of NRIpress.com Congratulate and send
their Best Wishes to the Sadh Sangat and the Board members of
Sikh Temple Palm Springs on their achievement and success. May
Waheguru bless them and give them a lot of strength and support
to turn it into a land mark of Palm Spring in the near future.
The opening ceremonies were attended by many Sikh devotees, community
leaders from throughout California, and political personalities.
Celebrate Vaisakhi Divas on April 19, 2009:
The Sadh Sangat and the Board of Directors (Sewadars) of Gurdwara
Sahib “SIKH TEMPLE PALM SPRINGS” organized and celebrated
Vaisakhi Divas on April 19, 2009. Vaisakhi is the day when Guru
Gobind Sigh Ji baptized 5 men and awarded them the title Punj
Piaras and then these Punj Piaras baptized Guru Sahib and Khalsa
Panth was established. This is the Birthday of Sikhs. This was
on April 13, and it happened 310 years ago. Since then Sikhs all
over the world where ever they are, celebrate Vaisakhi during
the month of April every year.
The sadh sangat of Sikh Temple Palm Springs started the Akhand
Path Sahib on Friday April 17, 2009 at 10 AM and completed on
Sunday and the Bhog ceremony was at 10 AM April 19, 2009. Then
they installed Sri Nishaan Sahib. It was a breath taking ceremony.
It was a moment of pride for all the Sangat. Sat Sri Akal Jaikaras
were recited at the top of their voice. There were about 200 devotees.
Some of the sangat came from Riverside, Walnut and Buena Park.
After that Gurbani Keertan started at 11:30 AM by the ragi Jatha
of Bhai Jagtaar Singh JI and Bhai Balwinder Singh Ji. They performed
melodious keertan and katha for about an hour. Then Bibi Jaskaran
Kaur and Bibi Harleen Kaur Baath recited beautiful shabads. Also
Bibi Sonika Turna delivered a very compelling and passionate speech
regarding Khalsa and Vaisakhi. The last shabad was recited by
Gurbachan Singh ji.
The president announced that they have acquired 20 acres land
near freeway#10 at North India road, Palm Spring for the Gurdwara
Sahib and hoping with the blessings of Waheguru will start the
architectural drawings very soon.
After the Keerton Sohila path Ardas took place at 2 PM and then
after the Hukam Nama, parshaad was served. It followed by Guru
ka Langar. It was the blessing of the Guru that every one enjoyed
This was all done with the blessing of Waheguru that a few members
who spend their valuable time thoughts and funds and started all
this and accomplished the goal in such a short time. And celebrated
the first Vaisakhi Divas.
For more information, contact:
- Avtar Singh Gadria 760 217 6271
- Jasminder Singh Dhillon 760 217 0082
- Satbir Singh Tung 909 576 5799
- Nirmal Singh Thakedar 760 831 0727
- Lakhwinder Singh Turna 760 333 3351
- Ravinder Singh (Ravi) 760 218 6685