Twenty five million Sikhs around the world,
including about half a million in the US, are celebrating
the declaration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib - the Sikh Holy Scripture
- as the Eternal Guru (spiritual guide) of the Sikhs by the
10th and the last Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, on October
20 in 1708 at Nanded in Maharashtra.
Sikh Pilgrims leave for Guru Granth celebrations
Granth Sahib-the Guru eternal’ book released on tercentenary
- Parkash Singh Badal
has appealed to his countrymen to participate in the tercentenary
celebrations of Guru-Ta-Gaddi of Sri Guru Granth Sahib to
strengthen the bonds of brotherhood among various communities.
- Punjab CM releases pictorial album on 300th years
of Gurta Gaddi diwas celeberations. He released a pictorial
album 'Beksan-Ra-Yaar – Guru Gobind Singh' on
the life and philosophy of the tenth master of Sikhs
Gandhi: Nanded (Maharashtra), Oct 7 United
Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson and Congress party
leader Sonia Gandhi
was addressing a public meeting after visiting Guru-Da-Gaddi
celebrations at Huzoorsaheb gurudwara, where she described
Guru Govind Singh as a true nationalist.
- Barack Obama:
WASHINGTON: Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama
has extended his greetings to the Sikh community in America
on the tercentenary celebration
s of consecration of the Guru Granth Sahib.
In a letter addressed to the American Gurudwara Parbandhak
Committee, Obama also thanked the Sikhs for their efforts
to promote cultural diversity.
"Throughout the world, Sikh communities are celebrating
the tercentenary of the Guruship of Sri Guru Granth Sahib,"
Senator Obama said. The message has been posted in media
- Nanded readies to welcome
2.5 million Sikhs: The celebrations will
mark the remembrance of the 300th year of the consecration
of Guru Granth Sahib as the last guru of the Sikhs
- Sacramento Sikhs to hold
World Interfaith Peace March-As part of
the Tercentenary celebrations of Guruship of Guru Granth
Sahib, the Sikh Community of Sacramento, in collaboration
with the Interfaith Service Bureau, is holding a World Interfaith
Peace March on October 11, 2008 in downtown Sacramen
Sikhs to celebrate
Gurta- Gaddi Divas on Oct 30 at Nanded Sahib
Patiala, Oct 20: Sikhs all over north India
have celebrated 300th anniversary of Gurta-Gaddi celebrations
of Guru Granth Sahib on Monday as per the Nanakshahi Calendar.
The Governments of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and the administration
of Union Territory Chandigarh have declared October 20th as
Despite all three Takhts of Punjab, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara
Management Committee (DSGMC), Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandhak
Committee (SGPC) and many Sikh organisations have celebrated
the event of the tercentenary celebrations of Gurta Gaddi
Diwas today as per Nanakshahi Calendar.
The Takht Hazur Sahib, Takht Patna Sahib and many Panthic
organisations would celebrate the mega event at Abchal Nagar,
Hazur Sahib (Maharashtra), as per traditional Bikrami Calendar
on October 30.
While the main function in Punjab has organised by SGPC at
Takht Damdama Sahib (Talwandi Sabo) on Monday, Takhat Hazoor
Sahib Nanded will be witnessing the devotion of millions celebrating
'300 Saal Guru de Naal' for a week beginning October 27 to
The celebrations there will begin with 'Takhat Snan' of Sachkhand,
Nanded, on October 27. After that, a series of events will
take place during the Shatabdi Samagam from October 29 to
Granth Sahib will be taken out in processions throughout the
Sikhs in over 100 gurudwaras of the
city are to join the processions.
Sikhs ready for tercentenary celebrations
Friday, October 17, 2008 03:41 IST
The mood is of celebration and people are diligently working
towards it to make it a grand success. While some work to
erect a decorative tent that will provide shade for hundreds
of devotees, others work towards putting up colourful curtains
along the steps of the Gurudwara Dashmesh Darbar (GDD) at
Inside the Gurudwara, women folks sit in a circle segregating
petals of different flowers to shower them on the ‘Golden
Palkhi’ that came to the city on Thursday from Amritsar.
The place for a week will be the talking point among the Sikhs
as it will house the ‘Golden Palkhi’ which will
be given the Guru Granth Sahib from the Gurudwara. Then it
will travel to Nanded as part of the tercentenary celebrations
of the Guru Granth Sahib.
Nanded is the place where the last Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind
Singh, gave the Granth Sahib the Guru Gaddi. The ‘Golden
Palkhi’ will be taking a Guru Granth Sahib in a procession
to Nanded that will leave on October 23 after participating
in a few processions in the city.
Bhai Ranjit Singh, the second in command priest of the 49-year-old
GDD, said, “The Palkhi will stay here for a week and
leave on October 23 early morning. The Palkhi will be involved
in three processions in the city.”
Sikhs in over 100 gurudwaras of the city are to join the
processions. Balbir Singh,
committee member of Gurudwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha in Dadar
that forms the central body of all the Gurudwaras in the city
said, “Around 20,000 Sikhs
from are expected to reach Nanded in different ways on different
dates. They will select the mode of transport they prefer.”