In the gurduwara the schedule of the congregational service is generally: Ceremonial opening of the Guru Granth Sahib, Kirtan, exposition of scriptures, expository discourses, recitation of Anand Sahib, the Ardas (see Article IV (3) (a)), the raising of Fateh slogan
No discourse contrary to the Guru’s tenets should be delivered inside a gurduwara.
a) The exposition of the Gurbani in a congregational gathering should be carried out only by a Sikh. (b) The object of the exposition should only be promoting the understanding of the Guru’s tenets. (c) The exposition can only be
(a) Only the sacred pudding which has been prepared or got prepared according to the prescribed method shall be acceptable in the congregation. (b) The method of preparing the Karhah Prashad is this: In a clean vessel, the three contents
While undertaking the intermittent reading of the whole Guru Granth Sahib, the sacred pudding (Karhah Prashad) for offering should be brought and after reciting the Anand Sahib (six stanzas) and offering Ardas, Hukam should be taken. While beginning the unbroken
(a) Every Sikh should as far as possible, maintain a separate and exclusive place for the installation of Guru Granth Sahib, in his home. (b) Every Sikh man, woman, boy or girl, should learn Gurmukhi to be able to read
(a) Doing obeisance to the Guru Granth Sahib, respectfully, taking a glimpse of the congregation, an embodiment of the Guru’s person, and taking the command: these together constitute the view of the Satguru (Immortal destroyer of darkness, the true guru).
(a) Only a Sikh may perform kitran in a congregation. (b) Kirtan means singing and scriptural compositions in traditional musical measures. (c) In the congregation, kirtan only of Gurbani (Guru Granth’s or Guru Gobind Singh’s hymns) and, for its elaboration,
a) One is more easily and deeply affected by gurbani (the holy bani bequeathed by the Gurus) participating in congregational gatherings. For this reason, it is necessary for a Sikh that he visit the places where the Sikhs congregate for