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Gobind Sadan December 2023 Celebrations




Baba Virsa Singh Ji had long ago ordered that Guru Gobind Singh’s birthday and Christmas be celebrated on the same day, as evidence that all prophets are one. Accordingly, again this year both Guru Gobind Singh’s birthday and Jesus’ birthday were celebrated with dhoom dham at Gobind Sadan on December 25, 2023. In addition, Maharaj ji had left for his heavenly abode on December 24, so his Mehar Divas was also celebrated on December 24.

Sangat came from far and wide to do seva in the langar and elsewhere, participate in devotions and kirtan, hold 7 Akhand Paaths, do special havan at Angeetha Sahib, listen to discourses, visit free medical camps, and enjoy the lighting decorations and food offerings. An atmosphere of peace and love prevailed everywhere. As S. Manjit Singh Rai, Ex-Vice Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities, Government of India, and also member of Baba Virsa Singh Ji Maharaj Memorial Trust reminded the sangat when he spoke during the Christmas programme, Gobind Sadan is an example of Guru Gobind Singh’s famous shabd, “Manas ki jaat sabhe eke pehchanbo—Let all humanity be recognized as one human race.”

Throughout the mela, the sangat was also remembering the martyrdom of Guru Gobind Singh’s four sons in December 1761. Poets and ragis sang about the sacrifices of the two youngest sons Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh, and about their grandmother, Mata Gujri, who was imprisoned with them in a freezing cold tower. At the end of the mela, on the cold night of December 25, sangat sat for over an hour at Jesus’ Place with folded hands, listening to the touching singing of Bhai Maninder Singh Srinagar wale about the sahibzadas and Mata Gujri.


“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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