Panthic, Breaking News | November 17, 2015
The American Sikh Council, which represents 55 gurdwaras and eight organization, is urging US Sikhs to form a concensus on the future of the Panth...
Panthic, Breaking News | November 16, 2015
Veerender Singh Jubbal, a Canadian writer and activist, is threatening to sue news outlets in Spain and Italy for publishing a selfie of him that was doctored using Photoshop and labeling him as one of the Nov. 13 Paris attackers. The original image shows him in front of a mirror taking a photo with an iPad. The altered photo shows him with wearing a suicide vest and holding a Koran instead of the iPad...
Badal and other Punjab leaders planned arrests with Punjab Police, launch smear campaign
Panthic | November 12, 2015
Interim Akal Takhat Jathedaar Dhian Singh Mand, appointed by the Sarbat Khalsa on Tuesday, Nov. 10, was arrested by Punjab Police from inside the Darbar Sahib yesterday. Chief Minister Parkash Badal and other Punjab leaders planned arrests of several top Sikh leaders with the Punjab Police, the Punjab advocate general, more than a dozen Punjab cabinet ministers and a senior BJP minister. They also launched a smear campaign against the Sikh leaders responsible for the Sarbat Khalsa.
Jathedaars sacked, Punjab leadership boycotted, military and police leaders excommunicated
Panthic | November 10, 2015
What began as a dreary solemn morning turned into a bright electrifying day for the massive Sarbat Khalsa that overflowed the 12-acre field in Taran Taaran. About half a million Sikhs gathered in Amritsar on Nov. 10 in an ultimate display of love and respect for the Guru. Most were from Punjab and India, but many came from around the world.
Panthic | October 27, 2015
Major gurdwaras, from Virginia to New York, passed an 11-point resolution (mathay) on Oct. 18 to address the state-sponsored tyranny and violence against Punjab’s citizens, particularly the Sikhs.
Vatican and White House allows Kirpaans
Panthic | October 02, 2015
Pope Francis hugged a Sikh wearing a Kirpaan at the interfaith prayer service last week at New York City’s 9/11 memorial.
Son-in-law and 3HO leader urge PR damage control measures
Panthic | September 18, 2015
The Akal Takhat jathedar and the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee warned Yogi Bhajan’s family and followers over the summer to reign in their anti-Sikh practices.
Part I: Bhajan’s yogic theories form framework of English translation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib
Panthic, Investigative, Historic | April 14, 2015
The Gurus considered any alteration of Gurbani, explicit or implicit, as a sacrilegious act, and so do their Sikhs. But for more than two decades, Sikhs have accepted and promoted an English version of their scripture, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, that contains not one, but countless, distortions – both single words and phrases – based on the Hindu yogic philosophy taught by the late Yogi Harbhajan Singh Puri Khalsa, a man who came close to being excommunicated for his sacreligious teachings by Akaal Takhat Jathedar Sadhu Singh Bhaura, in 1979. The distorted translation is authored by one of the yogi’s long-time disciples, Sant Singh Khalsa.
Part I: Emblem of his beliefs
Panthic, Investigative | November 24, 2013
Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, president and spiritual head of the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India, performed Yogi Bhajan’s last rites rituals and ash immersion in Mother Ganga. This ashram on the banks of the Ganges River is devoted to Shiva, the Hindu god of yoga.
Panthic, Briefs | November 16, 2013
I want to extend my best wishes to all our Sikh friends, across the United States and around the world, who this weekend are observing the anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev ji, the first Sikh Guru.
Panthic | October 13, 2013
A Hollywood bar has confirmed, with photographs, that it has removed portraits of the Sikh Gurus from its walls.
Politics, Panthic | October 04, 2013
Reporting from Washington - The management at the Sikh Gurdwara, DC, has asked the Akal Takhat jathedar to reconsider Professor Darshan Singh’s excommunication in a public forum, at the Akal Takhat.
Panthic | September 23, 2013
Prabhjot Singh, a physician and a professor in New York City, was attacked Saturday night in an apparent hate crime by a group of teenagers shouting anti-Muslim slurs as he walked near Central Park.
appoints Yogi Bhajan follower as head; VIPs make contentious stops during US visit
Politics, Panthic, People | September 10, 2013
The Akaal Takhat has formed a seven-member US committee to address the large volume of gurdwara disputes and also to advocate for all issues affecting Sikhs in the US, including hate crimes, school bullying and airport-security profiling.
Panthic | July 30, 2013
Reporting from Washington – The Washington sangat is seeking representation of the diaspora Panth at the Akal Takhat.
Some Casualties, Many Stranded
Panthic | July 08, 2013
About 10,000 lives have been lost since mid June from torrential rains and flash flooding of areas near Hemkund Sahib, including Gobind Ghat, where vehicles park and travelers continue up to the gurdwara by a footpath, a New York-based Sikh humanitarian group said. The upper snow-covered Himalayan territories are very remote and difficult to access. Several religious sites are situated in that region, including Gurdwara Hemkund Sahib, the only Sikh site, which open to the public during the summer months when the weather is more temperate.
Politics, Panthic | June 13, 2013
The Kirpan ban at the Gurdwara of Rochester, imposed three years ago by its trustees as part of their management lawsuit, was fully lifted last week by a New York supreme-court judge.
Politics, Panthic | May 30, 2013
Sikhs for Justice has until September to show that its human rights violation complaint against the Indian National Congress party, for its role in the 1984 pogroms, can be tried in a US federal court.
Defendants Also Want Them to Retract False Affidavits
Politics, Panthic | May 22, 2013
With immense pressure from the Akal Takhat, the Gurdwara of Rochester trustees have asked a New York court to lift all restrictions on Kirpans at the gurdwara, but have stopped short of retracting harmful statements they made to the court about Kirpans, which led to the original ban two years ago.
Also serves as international headquarters for Pingalwara
Panthic | May 16, 2013
Shut down for nearly two years, the National Gurdwara will re-open its doors as the only gurdwara in the nation’s capital, and the The National Library and Museum of Pingalwara.
Panthic | May 10, 2013
The film portrays the state and federal government’s campaign to crush the militancy at all cost, and the impunity with which the Punjab Police and government officials carried out the campaign.
Politics, Panthic | May 02, 2013
Reporting from Washington - It was 10 years in the making. Two Sikhs from California built the foundation for the American Sikh Congressional Caucus.
Panthic, Education | April 29, 2013
The Lego toy company has a turban that fits on top of its mini-figures. Only one store sells it in the United States. And when they are sold out, they are gone.
Panj Jathedars’ Decision Expected This Month
Panthic | March 16, 2013
A seven-member committee appointed by the Akal Takhat recommended last month that the five jathedars discipline the trustees of the Gurdwara of Rochester for petitioning a New York court to impose a ban on Kirpans.
Gurdwara Sets up the Kanwaljit Singh Fund
Panthic | March 07, 2013
The vehicle involved in the shooting of Kanwaljit Singh of Port Orange, Florida, is a Chevrolet S-10 or GMC Sonoma-style truck, which differs from the initial description of the larger Ford truck that was circulated earlier, police said today.