Saturday, December 20, 2014

Anand Karaj Meaning and Translation Confused like me?

The  Anand Karaj consists of 4 Lavaan? I'm still baffled with the Meaning and Translation and how these passages relate to the 'would be' wedded couple's present and future lifestyle.

For the past 20 years we have conducted Anand Karaj ceremonies around the globe and are always amazed to see the most critical and crucial part of the wedding ceremony 'The Lavaan' have basically been a challenge for the singers and the couple to 'time' the music with the walk around the altar. The onlookers or the sangat are a witness to the same 2-step over and over again.
Anand Karaj Explained Translation
The terms 'blissful union' etc. are great if the couple or attendees were at a conscious level of the Guru Masters.  The 4 Lavaans delve into the subject of: NIRBHAU - having no fear, MUNN - mind awareness, BAIRAAG - a state of melancholy bliss, CHAO - exhilaration, SEHAJ - to be steady and gentle, MEETHA - have sweetness, ANAND - be content and in bliss, NAAM - being aware of your true "I", HAR - the mantra for liberation in the Guru Granth Sahib.
Doing a four minute walk around the altar and having singers recite a traditional melody is is the first step toward a life-long journey which can culminate in Anand.   The journey of marriage and moving toward the state of Anand is full of MASSAKUT, trials and tribulations such as: having a mother-in law, mortgages, family expectations, money, health, etc..  To overcome these obstacles one must cultivate a daily introspective practice on some of the subjects highlighted above in the Anand Karaj Suhee passages.  These nuggets may be a key to unlocking the suffering that may eventually give you a glimpse into a "blissful union". We have to deal with the 'real life' issues of today, and many of the ways to overcome these issues  are through understanding, rather then indiscriminate prayers.
Contact us today if you want to experience a blissful marriage for life along with a ceremony full of meaning .

Friday, December 19, 2014

Interfaith Marriage in the Sikh Community Sacred or Sham

Interfaith Marriage in the Sikh Community Sacred or Sham

This article is worth viewing as Sikh Marriage and Sikh religion Faith is all about love not separation.

"If no Gurdwara is willing to host the religious ceremony, the couple will undoubtedly feel that the Sikh community has ex-communicated them. What are the chances they will now bring up their children as Sikhs? If you have a minority faith, you should be integrating, not turning people away."


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sikh Destination Weddings in Cuba? Is this going to happen soon

Sikh Destination Weddings in Cuba

With the USA opening relations with Cuba, Sikhs will soon be hosting Destination Sikh Weddings in Cuba.

Find out more about http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuba

If we can help you with you Sikh Wedding Ceremony in Cuba, drop us a line.


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Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced plans to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba and ease economic restrictions on the nation, an historic shift he called the end of an "outdated approach" to U.S.-Cuban relations.
Obama said he's instructed Secretary of State John Kerry to immediately begin discussions with Cuba to re-establish diplomatic relations, and that the U.S. will re-open an embassy in Havana. The administration will also allow some travel and trade that had been banned under a decades-long embargo instated during the Kennedy administration.
"Neither the American nor Cuban people are well-served by a rigid policy that's rooted in events that took place before most of us were born," Obama said.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dana Paani Khich Punjabi Devotional Folk Song with English Discussion Si...



This is a classing Punjabi folk song from a film called Guddi in 1991  Enjoy Dana Paani as the lyrics still hold a profound meaning to this day.

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