Prakash Purab Guru Nanak Dev Ji – Friday November 11, 2011 & Sunday November 13, 2011

The program outline is as follows for Friday November 11, 2011:

  • Paath Rehraas Sahib: 7:30-8:00 PM
  • Kirtan Stree Satsang: 8:00-8:30 PM
  • Kirtan Bhai Jagmohan Singh Ji: 8:30-9:00 PM
  • Kirtan Bhai Ompal Singh Ji: 9:00-9:30 PM
  • Kirtan GNFA Kids/Youth: 9:30-10:15 PM
  • Kirtan Bhai Simranjeet Singh Ji: 10:15-10:30 PM
  • Kirtan By Sukhmani Sahib Jatha: 10:30-10:50 PM
  • Kirtan Bhai Jagmohan Singh Ji: 10:50-11:15 PM
  • Samapti: 11:15 PM

 The program outline is as follows for Sunday November 13, 2011:

Morning

  • Sri Sukhmani Sahib Path: 6:00 AM
  • Sri Akhand Paath Bhog: 6:30 AM
  • Asa Di Vaar-Bhai Jagmohan Singh Ji: 8:00-10 AM
  • Kirtan GNFA School Kids: 10-10:15 AM
  • Nishan Sahib Chole Di Sewa: 10:30 AM

Afternoon

  • Kirtan Bhai Jugmohan Singh Ji 12:45-1:00 PM
  • Lecture: 12-12:45 PM
  • Kavita Sri Harjaap Singh Ji: 1:00-1:10PM
  • Kirtan Bhai Ompal Singh Ji: 1:20-1:50PM
  • Samapti: 1:50PM

Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Gurus of the Sikhs, was born in the village of Talwandi. Guru Nanak was born on 15 April 1469, now celebrated as Prakash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Noting this however, Sikhs now celebrate this auspicious event each year on the full moon day in November thus the date changes from one year to the next.

Click on the image below for more details.

New Building Special Fundraising Drive – Fall 2011

GNFA Proposed New BuildingDonate for the New Building Fund
GNFA is taking on one of its most ambitious projects to improve the Gurdwara and requests that the Sangat donate. A special drive to collect the funds by October 26th, 2011 is on.  Please make your generous donation now by a check, you can pay with any credit card at the Treasurer’s desk or fill out and bring the the following pledge form to the Gurdwara.

New GNFA Building Images October 2011

We are happy to show you the latest renditions of the proposed new GNFA building.

Prakash Purab Guru Nanak Dev Ji – Thursday November 10, 2011

We are celebrating this the Prakash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji on Sunday Thursday November 1, 2011.  A special fireworks program will occur following the completion of Diwan.  The program outline is as follows for Thursday November 10, 2011:

  • Paath Rehraas Sahib: 7:00-7:30PM
  • Kirtan Stree Satsang: 7:30-8:15PM
  • Kirtan Bhai Ompal Singh Ji: 8:15-8:45PM
  • Kirtan Bhai Jagmohan Singh Ji: 8:45-9:15PM
  • Fireworks: 9:30 PM
Guru Nanak Dev Ji
Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Gurus of the Sikhs, was born in the village of Talwandi.  Guru Nanak was born on 15 April 1469, now celebrated as Prakash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.  Noting this however, Sikhs now celebrate this auspicious event each year on the full moon day in November thus the date changes from one year to the next.Programs on Friday November 11 and Sunday November 13
There will also be a special program on the evening of Friday November 11.  Both Diwan’s on Sunday November November 13 will mark this special occasion.  Click on the image below for more details.

Please join the Saad Sangat as we celebrate these events.

 


Bandi Chhor Divas – Diwali October 26, 2011

Waheguru Ji Ka Khasa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh.  We are celebrating Bandi Chhor Divas on Wednesday October 26, 2011

The Program Schedule is as follows:

Rehraas Sahib: 7:30-8:00
Kirtan: Raag Rattan Jatha 8:00-8:30
Kirtan: Guest Jatha 8:30-9:00
Kirtan: Bhai Jugmohan Singh & Bhai Harmohan Singh 9:00- 9:30
Samapti: 9:30

What is Bandi Chhor Divas?
Bandi Chorh Diwas is a day on which Guru Hargobind Sahib, the sixth Guru, was released with 52 Rajas from Gwalior Prison.   The word “Bandi” is translated from Punjabi into English as “Imprisoned” (or “Prisoner”), “Chhor” as “Release,” and “Divas” as “Day,” rendering “Bandi Chhor Divas” from Punjabi into English as “Prisoners’ Release Day.”

Please join the Saad Sangat to celebrate this event.

Prakash Utsav of Sri Guru Ram Das ji – Sunday October 9, 2011

We are celebrating this Gurpurab in both the dewans on Sunday October 21, 2011

The Fourth Guru
Guru Ram Das JiGuru Ram Das was the fourth of the Ten Gurus and became Guru on 16 September 1574 as following in the footsteps of Guru Amar Das ji. Guru Ram Das’ original name was Bhai Jetha.  He became Guru at age 40 and had life span of 47 years.

The Guru Granth Sahib contains 688 Hymns from Guru Ram Das and his Bani is also contained in Rehras Sahib and Kirtan Sohila.

The Sikh marriage ceremony, the Anand Karaj, is centered around the four stanza hymn composed by Guru Ram Das ji.

Construction of the Harmandir Sahib (Darbar Sahib, Golden Temple) was initiated by Guru Ram Das and completed by his successor, Guru Arjan Dev ji.

Sohila Sahib and Savaiye Paath Recital – October 29, 2011

The G.N.F.A Dharmik Committee invites all youth to participate in the upcoming Savaiye and Sohila Sahib Paath Recital.

Date: Saturday 0ctober 29th, 2011
Schedule: Bani Recital 9:30am – 12:00 Noon

Age Groups & Expectations
Sohila Shaib and Savaiye Group Details Nov 2011 

To register, please contact:

  • Jatinder Dusaj – (410)-551- 8010
  • Bhai Jagmohan Singh -(301)-384-213
  • Harpreet Kaur- (443)-939-2654

Reminder : For the event to proceed in a timely manner, the committee requests all sevadars and participants to be on time.

Gift cards and Pizza for all participants!  All participants will be recognized and will receive gift cards

The Sangat is encouraged to sponsor any amount for this event.

Please see the following Sohila Sahib Paath flyer for additional details.

Rehraas Sahib Recitation – February 25, 2012

Rehraas Sahib Recitation

When: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact Harpreet Kaur for details

Anand Sahib Recitation – December 03, 2011

Anand Sahib Recitation

When: Saturday, December 3, 2011

Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

A Special Thanks to the Sadh Sangat

The management of GNFA is thankful to the Sadh Sangat for their generous donation towards the funeral costs incurred for Manpreet Singh Kohli.  The total funds raised through the Washington Metropolitan Area were over $8,000. The GNFA Sadh Sangat gave more than $3,500. Manpreet Singh Kohli’s body has been transported to India for cremation by his relatives.

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