Walnut Gurdwara commemorates
402 Martyrdom Day
Shree Guru Arjan Dev Ji on July 4th
Walnut, California, July, 04, 2008
Los Angeles NRIs commemorates 402 Martyrdom
Day of Shree Guru Arjan Dev Ji on July 4th at Walnut Gurdwara, Walnut
, 2001 East Walnut Dr. from 7.30 to 4.00 pm. All surrounding Gurdwaras
also took participation in this great event. Sadh Sangat from near
and far congregated at Gurdwara Sahib with great pyar and sharda
to do seva and enjoy Guru ki Bani.
Tea, Snacks and Kachi Lassi were served from morning
to Noon and Guru Ka Langar was served all day. Langer Sewa was served
by Delhi Palace Restaurant.
Kirtan Jethas - Bhai Gurkirpal Singh and Amandeep
Singh from Gurdwar Mata Kaulan, Amritsar; Bhai Bhupinder Singh Anand,
Bhai Varender Singh (Delhi Wale); Bhai Chattar Singh (Jallandhar
Wale); Bhai Gurnam Singh- Kathawachak (Meerut Wale); Bibi Kulwant
Kaur (Bombay Wale); Bhai Paras Singh Paras; South California-Raagi
Tathas and Children Jathas, all participate in this event. The Divan
was blessed by Guru ji, with keertan in so much "Rang"
that the divan continued to 4pm.
The whole of the committee was also doing seva in
the langar with the sangat, either distributing it, or cleaning
dishes. The local sevadars had preplanned and spent a few days cleaning,
preparing and decorating the hall especially for the programme.
You could see Gurdwara leaders are themselves active
sevadars with humilty in the hearts.
Guru Arjan Dev ji, the Fifth Sikh Guru
was born on April 15, 1563 A.D. at Goindwal, a small town
on the bank of the river Beas in the district of Amritsar, in the
house of Guru Ram Das, the fourth Guru. He had destined to be the
first martyr to the Sikh cause and religious toleration, enjoyed
the distinction of being the grandson of Guru Amar Das.
Guru Arjan Dev ji stood steadfastly for the principles
he believed in, sacrificed his own life, and attained a unique and
unparalleled martyrdom in the history of mankind. He contributed
towards the welfare of the society, treasure of celestial knowledge
and spiritual excellence. ....Read