Remembering 40 Mukte and Mai Bhago

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

This Friday will mark the 40th Day of Simran at the Guelph Gurdwara in Remembrance of the 40 Mukte. We are grateful to the Sangat who have attended the Simran and participated in the Langar sewa.

A special evening Simran Diwan will be held on Saturday Feb 23rd to remember Mai Bhago for her pivotal role in bringing together the 40 Mukte. Sunday Diwan on Feb 24th, will be in remembrance of Guru Gobind Singh Ji who blessed the 40 Mukte and allowed them to fight along with him. See Program details below:

Gurdwara Programs:

40th Evening Diwan
Friday, Feb 22nd, 2019
From 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Mai Bhago Evening Diwan
Saturday, Feb 23rd, 2019
From 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Sunday Diwan: Feb 24th, 2019
From 10:00 AM to 1:00PM

Sewa by Sangat

410 Clair Road Construction Fundraising:  
Please note: Committee members are going door to door in your neighborhood to ask for your support. Please open your home and hearts to help us raise immediate funds to pay for the ongoing construction costs. The costs for heating, flooring etc. are in progress.
This is the Guru’s project and your contributions will bring this project to a success!

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Antim Ardaas for Mohinder Singh Furmah – February 3rd 2019

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Sangat Ji,

It is with a heavy heart that we share the loss of Sardar Mohinder Singh Ji Furmah. We offer our heartfelt sympathies to Sardarni Ravinder Kaur Ji, son Richie, and the entire Furmah family for this difficult loss.

Mohinder Singh arrived in Canada in 1972, and he, along with his family, have been active sewadars in the Guelph gurdwara and local community for over 45 years. They were amongst the first handful of Sikh families to arrive in Guelph. Mr. Furmah also recently served as a committee member on the Guelph Sikh Society board. We will miss his support and positive demeanor.

Funeral and Antim Ardaas will be held on Sunday, February 3rd in Brampton. Please read below for further details to join with the family to pay final respects.

Visitation and Funeral Service:
Sunday February 3rd 2019 – Time 2:30PM to 4:30PM
Location: Brampton Crematorium and Visitation Centre, Suite D&E
Address: 30 Bramwin Court, Brampton, ON L6T 5G2

Obituary Link: https://memorials.bcvc.info/mohinder-furmah/3708480/service-details.php

Antim Ardaas: Sunday February 3rd Time 5:00PM-6:00PM
Location: Gurdwara – 99 Glidden Road, Brampton, ON L6T 2H8

Once again, we offer our deepest condolences to the Furmah family for their loss. May Waheguru give peace to the departed souls, Karnail Singh and Mohinder Singh, and provide fortitude to the families in dealing with their loss.

Antim Ardaas for Karnail Singh Furmah – February 2nd 2019

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Sangat Ji,
At this time, we share our sincerest condolences with Amarjit Singh Furmah and family on the passing of his dear father Sardar Karnail Singh Ji. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the entire family, and all relatives and friends.
The Furmah family has been residents of Guelph for over 40 years and have been active participants in our gurdwara community.   Please join with the family to pay respects, and to share in their loss. Funeral and Antim Ardaas will be held on Saturday February 2nd in Brampton. Please click this link (Karnail Singh Furmah) or read below for further details.

Visitation and Funeral Service:
Date/Time: Saturday February 2nd 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Location: Brampton Crematorium and Visitation Centre
Address: 30 Bramwin Court, Brampton, ON L6T 5G2
Obituary Link: https://memorials.bcvc.info/karnail-singh-furmah/3704338/service-details.php

Akhand Path & Antim Ardaas:
Bhog/Antim Ardaas: Saturday February 2nd 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Location: Gurdwara Jot Parkash Sahib (Main Hall)
Address: 135 Sunpac Blvd., Brampton ON L6S 5Z6

Once again, our sincerest condolences to the family and may Waheguru give peace to the departed soul, and guidance and strength to the family to deal with their loss.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

In Memory of 40 Mukte

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Sangat Ji,
In memory of the 40 Mukte – The 40 Liberated Ones, Guelph Gurdwara will be hosting evening Naam Simran for 40 days, starting tomorrow. Each day will be dedicated to honor the sacrifice made by the Mukte while defending Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

Tomorrow also marks the beginning of month of Magh which is considered sacred and fortunate. During this month, all Sikhs are reminded to be humble, forgiving and kind to all beings. This is the time to take advantage of the benefits of meditation and Naam Simran, and also to pay homage to the sacrifice of the 40 Mukte.

Gurdwara Programs
Every Evening from Jan 14th to Feb 23rd, 2019
Rehraas Sahib: 5:30PM to 6:00PM
Naam Simran: 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Langar will be served. Call the Gurdwara if you would like to book Sewa.

Sunday Diwan – Jan 20th, 2019
Sukhmani Sahib and Kirtan
Time: 8:30 to 1:00 PM
Sewa by Manjit Singh Sidhu and family

Every Saturday
Asa Di Vaar: 6:00AM to 8:00AM

Kirit Karo Naam Japo Vand Chhako.
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

January 3rd to January 6th 2019 Programs

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Sangat Ji,
This Saturday, January 5th we celebrate the Gurpurab of Dhan Dhan Guru Gobind Singh Ji – Sahib-E-Kamaal!

Guru Gobind Singh Ji: the 10th Jot of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the distinguished poet and saint-soldier, the creator of Khalsa, the Sarbans Dani! You created the Panth and forwarded us the Guru Granth Sahib!

Please join in remembering the remarkable legacy of our great Guru Gobind Singh Ji by listening to gurbani, remembering the history and taking part in service this weekend. We are a sacrifice to our Guru who sacrificed everything for us to live. We are blessed.

Vaah Vaah Gobind Singh Aapay Gur Chaylaa ॥1॥
Wow! Wow! Gobind Singh, himself is the Guru and the disciple.

Gurdwara Programs:
Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s Gurpurab
Akhand Path: January 3rd to January 5th, 2019
Aramb:Thursday Jan 3rd from 9:30-10AM
Bhog: Saturday Jan 5th from 9:30-10AM

Sewa jointly by sangat and Lakhvir Singh and family

Date: Sunday January 6th, 2019
Regular Sunday Diwan
Sukhmani Sahib Path, Kirtan by sangat and hazoori ragi
8AM to 1PM
Sewa by Royal Punjabi Ladies of Guelph organization

Surplus Supplies:
Please note at this time we have a surplus of: atta, sugar, salt, rice, daals and tea bags. We kindly request sangat ji to make a financial donation that can be used for supplies that are needed. Thank you for your co-operation.

410 Clair Rd E Construction Fundraising:
Your support is vital at this time to help us keep the construction on the new building moving forward. Don’t delay – donate today! This is the Guru’s project, and your contributions will bring this project to a success! Thank you.

Bhai Nand Lal’s poetry of praises for Guru Gobind Singh Ji
original is in Persian – few verses below as translated:

SHAAMIL AL-ASHFAAQ GURU GOBIND SINGH
KAAMIL AL-AKHLAAQ GURU GOBIND SINGH
Guru Gobind Singh’s blessings are unending; he is virtue personified.

ROOH DAR HAR JISM GURU GOBIND SINGH
NOOR DAR HAR CHASHM GURU GOBIND SINGH
Guru Gobind Singh is the soul of every one; he is the light of every eye.

JUMLA ROZI KHWAAR GURU GOBIND SINGH
FEIZ-E HAQ AMTAAR GURU GOBIND SINGH
Guru Gobind Singh provides sustenance to all; he showers His graces.

SAA-EL AZ IN-AAM GURU GOBIND SINGH
KHAAK-E PAAK IQDAAM GURU GOBIND SINGH
Nand Lal is begging to get the gift of holy dust of Guru Gobind Singh’s feet.

BAAD JAANASH FIDAA-E GURU GOBIND SINGH
FARQ-O BAR PAA-E GURU GOBIND SINGH
His (Nand Lal’s) life may be sacrificed for Guru Gobind Singh and Nand Lal’s head may always remain at his feet.

Ganjnama

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

December 28th 2018 to January 1st 2019 Programs

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Sangat Ji,

As we close out the year 2018, we are very grateful for your continuous sewa and support throughout this year.

From December 28th to December 31st we have double Akhand path sewa booked, and that gives us all, an opportunity to listen to gurbani path and to help with hands-on-sewa in this final week.

We look forward to your participation in the following programs to take us into beginning of 2019!

Gurdwara Programs:

Akhand Path – December 28th to December 30th 2018
Aramb: Friday Dec 28th at 10:00 AM
Bhog: Sunday Dec 30th from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Sewa by Jagdeep Singh Atwal and family

Akhand Path – December 29th to December 31th 2018
Aramb: Saturday Dec 29th at 7 PM
Bhog: Monday Dec 31st from 6-7PM
Followed by Kirtan by sangat and hazoori Ragi to midnight, then
Anand Sahib Path and Ardaas @ 12:01am at start of January 1st 2019
Sewa jointly by sangat and international students

New Year’s Daytime Diwan – Tuesday January 1st 2019
Sukhmani Sahib Path 8:30-10AM then katha, kirtan
Bhog at 12:30 PM
Sewa is available

Surplus Supplies:
Please note at this time we have a surplus of: atta, sugar, salt, rice, daals and tea bags. We kindly request sangat ji to make a financial donation that can be used for supplies that are needed. Thank you for your co-operation.

Year-end Fundraising
TAX TIME 2018: You have less than 7 days left to get a charitable tax receipt for year 2018. Remember most of us will get about 30% or more back in tax credits. For example for every $1000 donated you can get back $300 or more in a tax refund.

Don’t delay – donate today! This is the Guru’s project, and your contributions will bring this project to a success! Thank you.

Let’s come together in prayers to make the 2018 year-end a special time, as we anticipate this to be the last year-end at this historic gurdwara site on 70 Stevenson St. South.

jithai jai bahai meraa satiguroo so thaan suhaavaa raam raaje ||
Wherever my True Guru goes and sits, that place is beautiful, O Lord King.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

December 23 to December 26 Programs

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Sangat Ji,

Over the next four days we remember the historic sacrifices made by Mata Gujar Kaur Ji and the Chhote Sahibzaade along with all the shaheeds who lost their lives on the battlefield. Leaving Anandpur Sahib behind, the tumultuous journey began in cold, stormy weather that lead to the ultimate test of faith and revealed the undying spirit of the Khalsa!

Leaving Anandpur Sahib behind, the tumultuous journey began in cold, stormy weather that lead to the ultimate test of faith and revealed the undying spirit of the Khalsa!

From December 23rd to December 26th please join in sewa and simran to mark the historic moments that cemented the future of the Khalsa Panth. We are proud Sikhs because of their selflessness and bravery. Please take some time to pay tribute.

Gurdwara Programs:

Date: Sunday December 23rd, 2018
Sunday Diwan – Remembering Baba Sangat Singh Ji and all shaheeds
Sukhmani Sahib Path, Sehj Path bhog and Kirtan
Time: 8:30 to 1:00 PM
Sewa by Amrik Singh Kainth and family

Date: Monday December 24th to Wednesday26th 2018
Akhand Path Sahib – Remembering Shaheedi of Mata Gujri Ji and Sahibzaade
Aramb:
Monday Dec 24th, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Bhog: Wednesday Dec 26th, 2018 from 10:00 AM
Sewa by Amalok Singh Janjua and family

Surplus Supplies:
Please note at this time we have a surplus of: atta, sugar, salt, rice, daals and tea bags.We kindly request sangat ji to instead make a financial donation that can be used for supplies that are needed. Thank you for your co-operation.

Year-end Fundraising :

Please see under Media tab for gurdwara construction photos.

TAX TIME 2018: You have a less than 10 day left to get a charitable Tax receipt for year 2018. Don’t delay – donate today for the 410 Clair Rd gurdwara in construction.

Use Your Connections: Please talk to families and friends over the holidays to help us raise funds. Ask them to give a gift of donation.

Online Donations: Anybody out of town can donate online securely via our website or by sending a cheque to the Gurdwara.

This is the Guru’s project, and your contributions will bring this project to a success!. Thank you.

The Khalsa belongs to Waheguru! The victory belongs to Waheguru!
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Shaheedi Gurpurab

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Sangat Ji,

Today we observe the Shaheedi Gurpurab of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji who gave up his life for the freedom of religion and protection of human dignity. Please join in prayers and hands-on sewa at the Gurdwara for this weekend’s Akhand Path to commemorate Guru Ji’s Shaheedi.

Chetna hai to chet lai nis din mai prani |
Chin chin audh bihaath hai phoote ghatt jio pani |
If you are conscious, then be conscious of the Lord 
night and day, O mortal.
Each and every moment, your life is passing away,
like water from a cracked pitcher.
(Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, in transliteration)

Gurdwara Programs:

Akhand Path – Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Shaheedi Gurpurab
Aramb: Friday Dec 14th, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Bhog: Sunday Dec 16th, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Sewa by all Sangat

Sunday Diwan
Date: Sunday Dec 16th, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sewa by Talwinder Singh and family

Sunday Diwan – Remembering Baba Sangat Singh Ji and all shaheeds
Date: Sunday Dec 23rd, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sewa by Amrik Singh Kainth and family

410 Clair Road Construction Fundraising:  

Please note: Committee members are going door to door in your neighborhood to ask for your support. Please open your home and hearts to help us raise immediate funds to pay for the ongoing construction costs. The costs for roofing, heating, flooring etc. are in progress.

This is the Guru’s project and your contributions will bring this project to a success!

TAX TIME 2018:You have a few weeks left‎‎ to get a charitable Tax receipt for year 2018. Don’t delay – donate today!

Use Your Connections: Please talk to families and friends over the holidays to help us raise funds. Ask them to give a gift of donation for the 410 Clair Rd project.

Online Donations: Anybody out of town can donate online securely via our website or by sending a cheque to the Gurdwara.

Gurbani – Sewa – Simran – It’s for the soul

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Gurdwara Programs Dec 1st to Dec 9th, 2018

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Sangat Ji,

We thank you for your generous support in the month of November. As the last month of 2018 approaches we look forward to your participation in the Gurdwara programs in December.

Please note, we have a surplus of following supplies at this time : Atta, Sugar, Rice, Salt, Tea bags, Daals, Milk.

We kindly request sangat in replacement of these items if possible, to make a financial donation going forward, so supplies that are needed can be purchased. If you prefer to bring supplies, please, call Gurdwara for list of supplies we are short on. Gurdwara has limited storage space and excess goes to waste, so we appreciate your co-operation and understanding on this matter.

Gurdwara Programs:

Sukhmani Sahib and Kirtan

Date: Saturday, December 1st 2018

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Sewa by Amandeep Singh Jassal and family

Sunday Diwan

Date: Sunday December 2nd 2018

Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Sewa is available. Please call Gurdwara to book.

Sunday Diwan

Date: Sunday December 9th 2018

Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Sewa by Jagminder Singh Kainth and family

Asa Di Vaar: Saturday Mornings 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Weekly Simran: Thursday Evenings 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

December is the last month to get a charitable tax receipt for 2018. Please donate by December 31st to get a tax receipt for this year. Your ongoing contributions will help us to finish the construction of our new Gurdwara. Thank you.

kahu naanak tin kau bal jaiee || jin kau prabh meraa bisarat naahee’

Says Nanak, I am a sacrifice to those who do not forget my beloved Lord.

Nanak Naam Chardi Kala Tere Bhane Sarbat Da Bhala

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Gurpurab Of Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

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Sangat Ji,

Satguru Nanak pargateya miti dund jag chanan hoya||
With the emergence of the true Guru Nanak, the mist cleared and the light scattered all around

Lakh Lakh Vadhaiyan to everyone on the Gurpurab of Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Please join us from Wednesday to Sunday this week for Akhand Path Sewa to celebrate this special occasion. We look forward to seeing everyone throughout the week.

Gurdwara Programs:

Akhand Path: Gurpurab Guru Nanak Dev Ji
Aramb: 
Wednesday Nov 21st at 8:00 AM
Bhog:
Friday Nov 23rd from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Sewa jointly by sangat.  Please Volunteer.

Akhand Path Sahib
Aramb: Friday Nov 23rd at 9:30 AM
Bhog: Sunday Nov 25th from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Sewa by sangat and Subway families.

Nishan Sahib Sewa: Saturday November 24th
10 AM: 70 Stevenson Street
Sewa by Manjit Singh Sidhu
11 AM: 410 Clair Rd E Site
Sewa by Dr. Talvinder Singh

Food Bank Drive:
We are currently conducting a Food Bank Drive. Please bring dry/canned (non perishable) food items or make a financial donation towards the food bank this weekend.

410 Clair Rd Fundraising:
In celebrating the life and history of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, we encourage each working family or working adult to make a donation towards our 410 Clair Rd Gurdwara construction.  Please start a monthly pledge if you haven’t yet.

Pragat Bhayee Sagle Jug Antar Gur Nanak Ki Wadaiaai
The Glorious greatness of Guru Nanak is Manifest, throughout all the ages.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh