**ARDAAS FOR A WEDDING PARTY???**…what would happen if Guru Ji
really turned up at a venue to find Sikhs dancing, drinking
alcohol, eating meat and listening to vulgar music? |
ਅਰਦਾਸ ਤਾਂ ਕਰਲਈ ਪਰ ਜੇ ਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਸੱਚਮੁਚ ਆ ਗਏ ਫਿਰ ਕੀ ਬਣੂ ?
26.11.16, Ambala Diwaan | Dhadrianwale | MUST WATCH & READ…
The Anand Karaj (or ‘Ceremony of Bliss’) is the actual and only
matrimonial rite for the Sikhs. However, either out of ignorance
in thinking it is erroneously ‘Sabhyachar’ culture, or simply
due to influence in imitating the modern west, many misguided
Sikhs are more focussed on the so-called ‘after wedding’
parties. The majority of such parties go against Gurmat by their
very nature and activity, and set dangerous examples for
youngsters and future generations.
In India, the guests assemble from morning at the “wedding
palace” whilst only a handful of family members go to the
Gurdwara Sahib for the Anand Karaj. In other countries, for
example Canada/USA, they have the so-called “wedding reception”
on either the evening of or the day after the Anand Karaj. In
the UK, it is the afternoon party immediately following the
Anand Karaj in what they refer to as the “banqueting hall”…and
What’s concerning is the trend of the Granthi Singh doing an
Ardaas for the family after the Anand Karaj requesting Guru Ji
to give their blessings for the remaining activities to follow.
“Maharaj Ji the Anand
Karaj has taken place, please bless the newly married couple,
and now by being present with your Sevaks give your blessings
for the completion of the remaining activities” –
this is often heard during the Ardaas at the Gurdwara Sahib
after the Anand Karaj is complete.
These so-called “remaining activities” they often refer to are
the anti-Gurmat after-party functions. In fact, there are now
said to be many instances where before these so-called wedding
parties commence, they actually ask for blessings from the venue
stages before the dancing and partying gets going.
The question that needs to be asked from those who foolishly do
such an Ardaas is whether they want Guru Sahib Ji to actually
come and dance with them?? They ask for Guru Ji to be present
with them, but IF Guru Ji were to really be present with them at
these parties, what would Guru Ji think? What would our father
Guru Gobind Singh Ji think looking at a venue full of Sikhs
partaking in anti-Gurmat activities? Are the disgraceful
activities of dancing, eating meat, drinking alcohol, watching
singers and listening to vulgar music the actions of the Guru’s
Sikhs? Are such actions what the great revolutionary Guru Gobind
Singh Ji had taught?
The Guru’s teachings were for the betterment of society –
regardless of race, creed or religion. Sikhs were wise,
intellectuals and fighters for righteousness, but they were
certainly not Bhangra and Gidda dancers nor were they
alcoholics. Why are we joking with our Guru? We are we cheating
and practising hypocrisy. In effect, why are we doing Pakhand
The anti-Panthic agencies are undoubtedly at play in employing
their deep-rooted schemes to damage the nation. However, the
agencies are not the ones forcing us to go and book banqueting
hall palaces, dancers, singers or DJ’s. This part of our
spiritual and social downfall is a result of our own misguided
decisions and lack of intellect in accordance to Gurmat –
perhaps at least this much is something we as Sikhs need to
control ourselves. Let’s start bringing awareness to our own and
wider families and friends circles.
Karam Dhharam Paakha(n)dd Jo Dheesehi Thin Jam Jaagaathee
The religious rites, rituals and hypocrisies which are seen, are
plundered by the Messenger of Death, the ultimate tax collector.
The following clip of Bhai Ranjit Singh Khalsa Dhadrianwale is
taken from the 26 November 2016 Diwaan that took place in the
city of Ambala (Haryana).