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Second Annual Barsi Smagam

Let's celebrate the greatness of Sri Gobind Singh Sahib Ji and Mata Sahib Kaur Ji and honour the Gursikhi Jeevan of three of their children, Bhai Parminder Singh Ji, Bhai Charnjit Singh Ji, and Bibi Rena Kaur Ji, who graced the Sikh youth with their amazing presence, and by Akaal Purakh's hukam left this world stage at a very young age. Join the Sikh youth of BC in the 2nd Annual Barsi Smagam from May 5 to May 8, 2006 and join the Ottawa Sangat on May 13, 2006.
With upmost love and respect,
The sevadaars of Gurmat Studies Foundation, Guru Nanak Academy, Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Ji Gatka Akhara, and Kaurs United humbly request and invite the Gurmukh Pyari Khalsa Sadh Sangat to join BC Sikh Youth in Surrey, BC for a celebration of Gurmat, Gurbani, and Gursikhi:

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Second Annual Barsi Smagam in Honour and Memory of Three Beloved Chardee Kalaa Gursikhs
Bhai Parminder Singh Ji, Ustaad Bhai Charnjit Singh Ji, and Bibi Rena Kaur Ji
gurasikhaa man vaadhhaaeeaa jin maeraa sathiguroo ddit(h)aa raam raajae
The minds of the Gursikhs rejoice, because they have seen my True Guru, O Lord King.

koee kar gal sunaavai har naam kee so lagai gurasikhaa man mit(h)aa
If someone recites to them the reminder of the Lord's Name, it seems so sweet to the mind of those Gursikhs.

har dharageh gurasikh painaaeeahi jinhaa maeraa sathigur thut(h)aa
Those Gursikhs are robed in honour, hereafter in the Court of the Lord, as my True Guru is very pleased with them.

jan naanak har har hoeiaa har har man vut(h)aa
Servant Nanak has become the Lord, Har, Har; the Lord, Har, Har, abides within his mind.

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Surrey, British Columbia, Canada --MAY 5th through 8th, 2006
May 5th (Friday)
9:00 am - FIRST ARDAS for the Barsi Smagam
9:00 am - ARAMBH Sri Akhand Paath Sahib (Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar)
7:30 pm until late- Simran & Keertan Darbar (Gurdwara Sahib Amrit Parkash)

May 6th (Saturday)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Keertan Darbar (Gurdwara Sahib Amrit Parkash) *Tentative
6:00 pm - Keertan Darbar (Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar)
After Smampti of Keertan Darbar - Special Video Presentation

May 7th (Sunday)
9:00am until 1:00pm - SMAMPTI Sri Akhand Paath Sahib (Bhog) and Mahaan Keertan Darbar (Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar)
2:00pm - Shastar Vidya Demonstration by the Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Ji Gatka Akhara (Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar)
7:00pm - Special English Katha Program (Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar)

May 8th (Monday)
7:00pm - Naam Simran Program (Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar)
After Smampti of Naam Simran Program - FINAL ARDAS for the Barsi Smagam

Bhai Charnjit Singh Ji ascended to sachkhand on May 7, 2004
Bhai Parminder Singh Ji & Bibi Rena Kaur Ji ascended to sachkhand on May 8, 2004

*Any scheduled program may be subject to some changes.
Location Details:

- Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar is located on 85th Avenue at 128th Street
- Please note the Sri Akhand Paath Sahib will not take place in the same location as last year. For the Barsi Smagam this year, Guru Maharaj's Takhat Darbaar will be set up for the Sri Akhand Paath Sahib in the large room adjacent to the Langar Hall.
- The Shastar Vidya Demonstration will take place in the parking lot

- Gurdwara Sahib Amrit Parkash is located on 80th Avenue at 123A Street

For more information, please contact:
Ccall or e-mail Guru Nanak Aacademy or BC Sikh Youth about keertan seva, travel arrangements, staying arrangements, directions, schedules, or any other questions or concerns:
-Guru Nanak Academy sevadaars: academy@gurmatstudies.com or visit BC Sikh Youth Website for phone numbers: http://www.bcsikhyouth.com/

To learn more about the three Chardee Kalaa Gursikhs,
Bhai Parminder Singh Ji, Ustaad Bhai Charnjit Singh Ji, and Bibi Rena Kaur Ji,
and the organizations they inspired and founded with Guru ji's kirpa, please visit:
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada --MAY 13, 2006
Ottawa Sangat humbly and lovingly requests Sangat's presence at the Annual Keertan Darbar in memory of Bhai Parminder Singh Ji, Bhai Charnjit Singh Ji, Bibi Rena Kaur Ji. Last year, this Darbar took place in Toronto, and this year it will take place in Ottawa.
Directions To Ottawa Gurughar
From Toronto

401 East -- to -- 416 North
Take Exit (Hwy 16), and proceed for 0.6 km
Turn right at Bankfield Road, proceed 1.7 km
Turn Left at Prince of Wales Drive, proceed for 13 (thirteen) km
Turn Left at Hunt Club Rd (this is a big intersection). proceed 0.5 km on Hunt Club
Turn Right onto Laser Road.
Turn left at Stop Sign onto Gurdwara Rd.
Gurdwara Sahib is on the right hand side.

From Montreal
Take Autoroute 40 to HWY 417 West
Take Exit, Walkley Road, and turn left onto Walkley Road. Proceed 1.5 km
Turn Left at Russell Road, go 0.5 km
Russel Becomes Hawthorne. Continue on Hawthorne Rd.
Turn right at Hunt Club Rd. go 9 km
Turn right at Laser Rd.
At stop sign, turn left onto Gurdwara Rd.
Gurdwara Sahib is on right hand side

PROGRAMME:
4:00 SIMRAN
4:30/4:45 – REHRAAS
THEN PARMINDER SINGH KATHA AND TRIBUTE VIDEO
THEN KEERTAN!
To get the latest updates for the Barsi Smagams, please continue to visit:
SikhSangat
Waheguroo Network

Sikh Youth of British Columbia

by FaujKaur @ Sunday, April 30, 2006
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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh

Daughters of the Khalsa will not blog articles for a period of time. However, Thanks to the cooperation of Kaurs United and Daughters of the Khalsa Blog, both will team up to present Kaur Singhnee Gataka Project. This includes articles of Bibian Shaheeds who used Gataka in battle and Modern Day Singhian who practice Gataka on a daily basis. The project is still under construction, so please continue to visit the Daughters of the Khalsa Blog for updates.

Thus, while Kaurs United and Daughters of the Khalsa Blog complete the project visit Kaursunited.org or read previous posts on Daughters of the Khalsa.

Kaurs United is a non-profitable organization run by Sikh women to strengthen the spiritual lives of Sikh women around the globe in a challenging, motivating, and exciting environment. Kaurs United aims to provide long-term support for Sikh women to improve their lives by increasing their faith, self-esteem, and willpower.
Daughters of the Khalsa Blog is dedicated to the sacred, gracious and benevolent memory of fearless SIKH WOMEN of the KHALSA PANTH who suffered in-humane tortures for freedom and faith and are an inspiration to us all. As well, Daughters of the Khalsa Blog is determined to develop spirtitual lives of sikh women around the world by illustrating the lives of our Khalsa mothers, sisters, and daughters.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh

by FaujKaur @ Monday, April 17, 2006
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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa!
Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh!!
May All the World Rejoice in the Praise and Glory of Almighty Akaal Purakh Vaheguru and celebrate the Revelation of the Khalsa Akaal Purakh Ki Fauj.

Dhan Dhan Bhai Daya Singh Ji !
Dhan Dhan Bhai Dharam Singh Ji !
Dhan Dhan Bhai Himmat Singh Ji !
Dhan Dhan Bhai Mohkam Singh Ji !
Dhan Dhan Bhai Sahib Singh Ji !
Dhan Dhan Sri Mata Sahib Kaur Ji !
Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji !

DEG TEG FATHEH! PANTH KEE JEETH !
Your Spiritual Father is Sahib Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji
Your Spiritual Mother is Mata Sahib Kaur Ji
Your Place of Birth is Takhat Sri Kesgarh Sahib
Your Place of Birth is of Sri Anandpur Sahib
Your Maternal home (Nanakee) is Guru Ka Lahore
Your Obedience is to the One Timeless Lord
Your only Guru is Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
You are not to bow to any person as being your Guru, not even by mistake
Your examination is only via the Shabad and Gurbani
Your Nation is Khalsa

by FaujKaur @ Thursday, April 13, 2006
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MOTHER OF KHALSA
MATA SAHIB KAUR JI

In Sikh history Mata Sahib Kaur is known as the Mother of the Khalsa. This honour was bestowed upon her by the Tenth Nanak, Guru Gobind Singh Ji. When a Sikh receives the gift of Khande Dee Pauhul (Amrit), he/she is told that from today onward your father is Guru Gobind Singh Ji and you mother is Mata Sahib Kaur Ji.

Mata Sahib Kaur Ji, whose name before taking Amrit was Mata Sahib Devan Ji, was born on the 1st November 1681 in a village called Rohtas, District Jehlum, in West Panjab, (now in Pakistan). Her mother’s name was Mata Jasdevi Ji and father’s name was Bhai Rama Ji. Her father, who was an ardent sewak (devotee) of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, influenced her to the extent that she wanted to devote her whole life in the service of the Guru Sahib. From her childhood, Mata Sahib Kaur Ji was a sweet and quiet natured girl. Because of the religious atmosphere at home, she was deeply influenced by Gurbaani during her formative years. It is possible that in her childhood she might have seen Guru Gobind Singh Ji at Sri Anandpur Sahib during the visit of her family.

"...She had inherited humility, love and sacrifice to humanity and devotion to Waheguru..."
Birth house of Mata Sahib Devan at Rohtas, Jhelum
When she came of age, her father and other devotees of village Rohtas, took her to Sri Anandpur Sahib and requested Guru Gobind Singh Ji to take her as his bride. Guru Ji told the Sangat that he was already married and could not marry again. However, Mata Sahib Kaur Ji's father had pledged his daughter to Guru Sahib and no-one else would marry her now. Therefore, Guru Sahib agreed that Mata Sahib Kaur Ji could stay with the Guru's family, however, they could not marry or ever have children.
Guru Sahib instead promised Mata Sahib Kaur Ji, that you will become a great Mother to thousands. Mata Sahib Kaur Ji lived in the Guru's household and served Guru Ji and the Sangat with full shardaa (devotion).
Mata Sahib Kaur Ji accompanied Guru Sahib throughout his life, even during battles, serving him in every possible way. On Vaisakhi 1699, in the first Amrit-Sanchaar, Mata Sahib Kaur Ji participated in the sewa of the Amrit-Sanchaar by adding Pataasey (sugar wafers) to the Amrit, and was bestowed the honour of eternal motherhood of Khalsa Panth.

Mata Ji guided the Khalsa Panth through period of crisis many times and issued eight decrees in the name of Khalsa.

When Guru Gobind Singh reached Abchal Nagar (Sri Hazoor Sahib), he sent Mata Sahib Kaur Ji to Delhi and gave her five weapons of the Sixth Nanak, Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, for safekeeping. These weapons are today displayed at Gurdwara Rakabganj in Delhi. Mata Sahib Kaur Ji, passed away before Mata Sundri Ji. She left for heavenly abode at the age of sixty six in 1747 and her last rites were performed in Bala Sahib, Delhi.

Gurdwara Bala Sahib, Delhi

Father of Khalsa
Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

You are wrong if you think I had only four sons, I have thousands of sons and daughters and in them I see the four I sacrificed. Those four sons were four virtues from Waheguru Ji, their body pots were to be smashed so that those virtues could be poured into the Khalsa.

Ajit means unconquerable, my Khalsa would rather die fighting than run like a coward.
Jujhar means warrior, my Khalsa is powerful and strong.
Zorawar means Power, as long as my Khalsa is distinct I will give them all of my power.
Fateh is victory, my Khalsa will fight for Waheguru's victory.
O Mata Jee, when I see one Khalsa with these 4 qualities I see all four sons.

Source: Manvir Singh Khalsa's Blog

by FaujKaur @ Tuesday, April 11, 2006
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