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Decline Of Sikhism In Punjab


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Quoted from a passage by S. Rattan Singh Jaggi

...these days people do not follow the ideology of Guru Nanak and his message in our practical life, which is the cause of decline of the

religion...

Finally there is a realization that Sikhism is on a decline.The Reasons?

To begin with, today there is the very question of Sikh identity, and to define who is a Sikh. This time there is no government interference in religious affair of the Sikhs,no outside movement or influence but the decline has stemmed from within the Sikhism.

Many young Sikhs, find the turban a bother. It gets in the way when they take to sports & swimming. Washing & drying the long hair is time-consuming, as is the morning ritual of winding seven yards of cloth around the head. It is hot and uncomfortable.

In the end,there is also a question of fashion. They feel smarter without it.

Sikh spiritual leaders express dismay at the rapidity with which a new generation of young men are trimming their hair and abandoning the

turban, the most conspicuous emblem of the Sikh faith.Indeed, as the defining symbol of the Sikh tradition declines, its hard not to think of the core of the religion as declining as well.

They have adopted,the globalization probably has had a greater impact, European habits: fast food, pubs and clubs. They want to show they are modern. They are willingly & votuntarily forgetting their own culture. Another 20 years will pass and the world wont have any more

Sikhs in turbans.

There is this terrible, misplaced urge to merge with the rest of theworld, said Patwant Singh, a historian and the author of The Sikhs

(John Murray, 1999).

The Sikhs are practicing rites and ritual inconsistent with Sikhism, Including the practice of caste system into Gurdwaras, secretively smoking drugs &

publicly Drinking, Idol worshiping and other rituals not followed by the Sikh Gurus .

Much of the blame is to be shared by half-educated,Ignorant priestly class also called ironically 'Gianijis' who are spreading superstitions & falsehoods to earn tax-free income.

The following News item speaks more:

"Groups of Sikh priests have protested an order that could disbar men under the age of 30 and over 60 years to be employed in gurdwaras

across Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar had recently endorsed the new recruitment rules for

granthis and paathis (hymn singers) following complaints against younger priests. These ranged from moral turpitude to several instances of

devotee collections in gurdwaras. Insisting there could be no compromise on maintaining the sanctity of the shrines, Mr Makkar called for a list of all

Gurdwara employees below 30 years and ordered a thorough verification of each mans antecedents.The committee has also sought a fresh appraisal of each priests character, conduct, his knowledge of the holy scripture and efficiency in performing various religious rites."

Courtesy : CathNewsIndia

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There is being the big problem the RSS in Punjab. They do pay monies to kar sewa to do the break our old Gurdwara and they do the destroyed all the sign of the Sikh raaj. They do wanting to show that Sikhs never had kingdoms but they be doing opposite in Rajasthan. So they not be look after the old palaces in kapurthala nabha faridkot and Patiala.

How people be think jagtar singh got no court case the badal governments make him free to do more break our old Gurdwara like he be do at TarnTaran

The RSS do make our young people eats drugs because they are doing sell drugs to some drugs dealer. If peoples do drugs then they be go bad brain and then RSS is doing tell them lie so they thinks they are being Hindu.

If you do watch television then they show the dirty videos with Punjabi song then young peoples want be the haircut like the jazzy b sardool sikander hans raj hans gurdas mann harbhajan manns. Who do this pays money for this television channels it is being the RSS then the young Sikh do wants be haircut like jazzy b.

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They have adopted,the globalization probably has had a greater impact, European habits: fast food, pubs and clubs. They want to show they are modern. They are willingly & votuntarily forgetting their own culture. Another 20 years will pass and the world wont have any more

Don't worry even after 20 years I am sure we have Anti DG,pro DG ,anti meat pro meat and other issue's fighting with each other believing that they are saving sikhism from RSS,GOI,kala afghana,atheists islam etc

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Don't worry even after 20 years I am sure we have Anti DG,pro DG ,anti meat pro meat and other issue's fighting with each other believing that they are saving sikhism from RSS,GOI,kala afghana,atheists islam etc

Sikhs got bashed by the British in 2 wars and enslaved themselves to their ideology. We have Sikhs in Canada doing their dirty job. In UK the Sikhs have done nothing for Khalistan other than moan their way out.

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