Monday, September 19, 2005

The Dixie Gurughar

This is the Dixie Gurudwara :) Welcome aboard!

This is the entrance of the main hall. There are stairs that lead to this pedestal from all sides. It looks pretty neat, but I couldn't capture that in my camera :(
There was this babaji who was doing Katha and his topic was maaya. His apporach was quite interesting and he was a good orator. One of the things that I do remember is that he said that Maaya is not always bad. The maya that we attain from 'dassan naauhan di kamai', the fair, honest earnings of an individual are fair and good. And it remains so until the person does not prioritize them before the Guru.

These pictures are really late in the evening. I couldn't get proper pictures for the exterior of the gurudwara, so I did try to go earlier the other day :)

I think this picture is the one for the extended hall. So, this might have been on either a Tuesday or the weekend. Tuesdays adn Fridays, the Akahand Kirtani Jatha people do Waheguru naam simran for about 2 hours, non-stop. It is amazinggg!!!
There were so many Raagis and they did such wonderful kirtans. It's been so long since these trips to the Gurudwara, that now I dont remember which kirtans they were doing. But definitely, it was chardi kala!!


Blogger msingh said...

Great pictures, amazing how some images are so timeless and unchanging, like the ladies doing sewa in the kitchen. Such a a scene could be from any gurudwara in the world.

Unlike many of the gurudwaras in the UK, there seems to be ample parking space here. Also it's interesting to see there does not seem to be any white sheets on the floor.


Monday, September 19, 2005 6:39:00 PM  
Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

Dixie Gurughar is actually the biggest Gurudwara in Toronto. And since you are mentioning about parking - HUGE!!! But the sad part is that in spite of such huge chadava (with Waheguru's mehar), and other fundings; this Gurughar doesn't do much in terms of Gurughars' development. So many newspapers and debates have failed to get this parking lot to be developed. I myself have witnessed 5 years, since when the Gurudwara committee had promised to do the parking lot properly constructed, but in vain....not an inch of progress :(
White sheets on the floor? Are you talking about the Langar hall....I guess cuz it was not being used at that time :)

Monday, September 19, 2005 8:58:00 PM  

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