Gobind Sadan
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Gobind Sadan December 2022 Celebrations



Braving cold and traffic jams, many sangat from near and far, old and new, converged on Gobind Sadan from December 23 to 25 to celebrate the three holy days that are traditionally celebrated together in Gobind Sadan: Mehar Divas (the day of Baba Virsa Singh’s physical departure), Guru Gobind Singh’s birthday, and Christmas.

Seven Akhand Paths were carried on by the devotees around the clock starting at 2 a.m. on December 23rd and finishing at 2 a.m. on December 25th. Many devotees also did seva in the langar to serve the large congregation. Gurdaspur sangat and kirtan jathas sang touchingly and with great spirit at many times during the weekend. Guru Gobind Singh’s birthday was also graced by kirtan by Sukhwant Singh of Nissing and katha by Gyani Mahtab Singh. Singers remembered the heroic martyrdom of Guru Gobind Singh’s four sons, which also occurred during this period, as well as celebrating  the greatness of their father’s life and teachings.

Devotees huddled under blankets at Angeetha Sahib while holding a special havan for Maharaj ji’s Mehar Divas. In celebration of Christmas, a group of 35 carolers from St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in Hauz Khas had come to sing Christmas music on 15 December at Jesus’ Place, along with their dancing Santa Claus. For Christmas, a scene representing Bethlehem, the village where Jesus was born, was created in Jesus’ garden, and thousands of people of all faiths came on the night of December 25th  to enjoy the peace, lights, and joy of the occasion.



“Keep growing in love for your Master. Do not look to this side or that or even at the path ahead, because people will always be criticizing you.”

Baba Virsa Singh

“Trees do not wear crosses, but the great spiritual beings see God in trees. Water has no symbols, but Guru Gobind Singh says, ‘My God is in water.”

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"We do spiritual practices to gradually prepare the way for enlightenment. It does not come immediately."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"Management does not change things. It is God who changes people."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"Our mind is not controlled. It is a fire fed by wood from the whole world."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"Think that everything in this world exists with God’s blessings, whether we regard it as pleasant or unpleasant."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"First look within yourself, and then you will see God everywhere."

Baba Virsa Singh JI

"If we keep faith and love in difficulties, and pray for those who abuse us, we will always remain happy & free."

Baba Virsa Singh Ji

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