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Gurudwara Shaib Walnut celebrate 541st Nanakshahi New Year.


Los Angeles, March, 13, 2009
Raj Grewal

On the Evening of March 13, 2009 Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Walnut has celebrated Nanakshahi New Year ( 1st Chatter) in the Diamond Bar City, California. Thousands of people gathered at the Shri Guru Singh Sabha, Walnut, to celebrate the 541th Nanakshahi Year. People from other Gurudwaras came to celebrate a new year and new start by taking part in joyous religious festivities.

There were over fifteen stalls serving different types of foods, snacks and sweets including Dahi Bhalla, Alloo Chat, Chat Papri, Ice cream, various Indian Sweets, Sambhar Vada, Chhole Puri, Cold Drinks, Tea, Maal Puras, Sandwiches, Corn Candy, Fresh Salty Corn, Samosa and Gol Gappa. The volunteers were taking part in serving the langar and other activities

The langar sewa was provided by Dr. Jagdish Singh and Bibi Palwinder Kaur family.


On this great occasion, inside the Gurudwara, various Ragi Jathas Sang Kirtan and created a welcoming atmosphere as not only Sikhs but also other Indian communities as well. Families and Friends Wished Happy New Year after Ardas Sikh Kaum Di Chardi Kala Lai and the langer was served from 7:30 onwards. The Children and the Sangat also enjoyed the fireworks display by the professionals at about 9:30 pm..

New Year’s Day falls annually on March 14. The Gurudwara , Walnut was very pleased by the support of the sangat of southern California. Gurudwara Walnut will continue to celebrate major Sikh events in order to spread the awareness about the Sikhism and Punjabi community in Southern California.

It is expected that the new standardized Sikh calendar will help Sikhs in making arrangements for celebrating upcoming events that related to Sikh history. This should lead to a better organization as well as more unified approach to community events of importance.



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