Gur Gur Gur the Middle East

Just to share experiences from Dubai :

Singhan nu guru sahib ne chardiyan kalan bakshiyaan ne , there are Some Gurdwaras in the UAE. (No nishan sahibs but.) The "chemical formula" that guru sahib has used to make sikhi is one which generates real love for sikhi under these circumstances.

Since I have come here I have had the privilege of getting the darshan many chardiyan kalan naam abhiyasi gursikhs , some of whom had landed in the UAE as clean shaven "heros" from Punjab .

One gursikh here drives his own trailer truck, and has kept a harmonium in the truck itself ... so that he can quench his thirst wherever required!

This weekend (Thursday night ) there was Amrit Sanchar at one of the hidden gurdwaras ... the scene was beautiful... all the would be singhs were ready with their kakars ...all the amrit abhilakhi bibis had dastars adorning them (and this was not AKJ !)... as the area around guru sahib was covered by a sheet and preparations were being made for the sanchar ... the abhilakhsi were sitting on the outside and the sangat started dong keertan ..." ਗੁਰਿ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤੁ ਹਰਿ ਮੁਖਿ ਚੋਇਆ ਮੇਰੀ ਜਿੰਦੁੜੀਏ ਫਿਰਿ ਮਰਦਾ ਬਹੁੜਿ ਜੀਵਾਇਆ ਰਾਮ gur amrit har mukh cho-i-aa mayree jindurhee-ay fir mardaa bahurh jeevaa-i-aa raam. "... after about an hour and half of keertan at about 10 pm the hukam came from "the panj" for all the abhilakhis (around 50 in no. ie. 50 x 12500 !) to enter and the keertan to stop.

After preparing the bata at aront 11pm in the night loud sounds of Vahe Guru VAhe Guru Vahe Guru ...started coming from inside the closed area ... the khanda of naam was being pumped into the abhilakhis... the sangat outside the enclosure also made full use of the time by joining in the Vahe Gurrrrr vahe gurrrrrrr.....naam abhiyaas continued in full volume bir rasss till 2:30 am in the morning. (this is one event which I will allways be residing in my heart) . After that the reahit maryada was told , hukamnama was taken and daeg was distributed. ( I was caught recording the maryada audio by the Pehiradr Singh ! so had to stop it !).

We also had the blessing of doing the darshan of the beautiful souls coming out just after the sanchar at around 3:30am.This was followed by langar and jalabies!

Ardas karo may Guru Granth Sahib ji continue to keep his blessing on these oasis of naam in middle of these barren deserts of sand and concrete.


Prabhu Singh said…
Sounds like a beautiful time. This post has surprised me. I didn't know Gurdwaray are not allowed in U.A.E. Also I didn't know there were so many committed Sikhs there and Kaurs with dastaars! 50 receiving Amrit that is awesome.
WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa, WaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh!
Niyara Khalsa said…
yes there are many kirti sikhs in here.
Most of them are simple people from rural punjab . The craze in punjab to work abrod landed them here . They work hard here make money and send it back to their villages.
Most of them dont bring their family here as it is costly. So their family is sangat ( whatevr they come to sadh sangat or sakat sangat depends on guru jis kirpa) .
But , yes away from home in a harsh environment , the seed of sikhi sprouts again...and again and again ...
It looks that is how guru ji destined it to be... that sikhi be always learnt and gained rather than by birth.
waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji kii fateh.
as the guru have promised that who ever are the abhilakhis of amrit amrit would derench them.
so it is true no matter what place difficulties ,but nanak naam chardi kala tere bhane sarbat da bhala.
i sometimes dout that people say that sikhi is going to the dust because of these days culture .
but i belive from the strongest of my heart that sikhi was never down and it will never be.
may be the %age would change but the khalsa enrgy average is a universal constant.
bole so nihaal,sar siri akaal
Sajan said…
khalsa ji, I am also working in middle east - abu dhabi and had been looking for a sadh sangat here but could not find it. Though I have brought the translation copies of Dhan Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji from India, when I went this time but really wanted to attend the Congregation if any available here. Please let me know, if there is anything in Abu Dhabi. Would appreciate it.
May Waheguru Ji bless us all with Chardi Kala.
WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa
WaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh