You can subscribe to get latest updates on the site through email in the toolbar at the bottom!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Latest News from Jathedars and 6th June meeting

Text of Sri Akal Takht Sahib Resolution on 6th June 2008

Today, date 23 Jeth Nanakshahi 540 (6th June 2008), the Five Singh Sahibaan have gathered at Sri Akaal Takht Sahib and passed


The 300th anniversary of the Gurgaddi diwas of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is an opportunity to highlight the concept and authority of “Guru Granth-Guru Panth”. The last order of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji was “Sabh Sikhan Ko Hukam Hai, Guru Maaniyo Granth” and that the Panth accept Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as his Living Light and stand strong on this. To overcome all challenges, the Sikh Panth has sought guidance from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
Debates presented in relation to Sri Dasam Granth are totally needless. No one has the right to present a questionable debate on the writings from Dasam Granth which the Panth has accepted and uses for the Sikh Rehit Maryada, Nitnem and Amrit Sanchaar. The whole Panth should be reminded that Sri Dasam Granth is an inseparable part of Sikh history, but Guru Gobind Singh Ji did not give it equal status to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, and for this reason no other Granth can be Prakaash equal to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

Joginder Singh


Support for Patna Takht Jathedar

Criticising Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht, for holding a meeting on June 6 without invitation to Takht Hazoor Sahib and Patna Sahib, a meeting of the Sikh clergy at Takht Hazoor Sahib today announced that any directive or appeal, issued without the presence of Jathedars of all five Takhts could not be acceptable to the Sikh Panth. The Gurmatta, signed by Sikh high priests of Takht Hazoor Sahib, including Giani Kulwant Singh, Jathedar, also took a serious note of the humiliation to Giani Iqbal Singh, Jathedar, Patna Sahib, who was stopped from entering for a meeting at Akal Takht secretariat on June 6. Rejecting the Gurmatta, passed at Akal Takht secretariat on June 6, the Sikh clergy of Takht Patna Sahib also took a serious note of taking up the case of Prof Darshan Singh, a former Jathedar of Takht who was declared permanent “Tankhaiyya” (guilty of religious misconduct) by Takht Patna Sahib for challenging the authenticity of Dasam Granth. The meeting of Takht Hazoor Sahib said it was unfortunate that the case of Prof Darshan Singh was taken up though he had not made any formal representation in this regard. The meeting of Takht Hazoor Sahib was held in violation of the directive issued from Akal Takht a few days ago in which Jathedar Vedanti had asked the Sikh sangat not to raise any controversy till October.

No comments: