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Namdhari Leader Wants to Join Khalsa Panth

DSU News Bureau) 3 June 2015- Namdhari leader Thakur Dalip Singh and his followers arrived at Hassanpur, Punjab to visit Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa and to express his willingness to join Khalsa Panth. Bapu Ji was arrested by police and taken to the hospital for force feeding. Although, Thakur Dalip Singh couldn’t meet with Bapu Ji but he met with Sangarsh committee leaders and expressed unity for the cause.

It is important to point out that not all Sikh groups under the Akal Takht have come in support of Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa nor have they visited him.


Thakur Dalip Singh isn’t the head of the Namdhari community but an estimated 80% of Namdharis follow him.

The important points towards unity were the following:

1) Namdhari Leader Thakur Dalip Singh has told his followers to use the word Guru while saying Guru Granth Sahib Ji as before his followers pronounced Aad Sri Granth Sahib.

2) They have agreed to use the Fateh greeting as before it wasn’t always used.


3) Majhbhi Sikhs have been given equal rights as before they ate langar separately and were treated unequally, but now those Majhbhi Sikhs that are Naamdhari will be treated equally according to Thakur Dalip Singh.

4) Thakur Dalip Singh has pledged to support Khalsa Raj and a separate Khalsa State.

5) Thakur Dalip Singh has organized a program in the past where Panthic groups were present. In that program, the theme was for unity of various Sikh groups for a common cause. Also, in that program the Dohara ‘Agia Bhaei Akal Ki’ was read and names of only the ten Sikh Gurus were said which has never happened before among the Naamdharis.




Thakur Dalip Singh further pledged to join the Khalsa Panth and to follow it’s Rehats.

The historic meeting for unity is being recognized as a turning point to achieve long avoided goals of the Panth.

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Great news indeed. Naamdharis can learn lot of things from wider khalsa panth such as political activism, martial tradition, wider gurmat vidya and khalsa panth can learn great gurmat raag vidya tradition within naamdharis and also utilize naamdhari influence in higher positions in gov't sector when it comes to job, medical field etc. 

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Radhasoami chief also came to pay obeisance at Harmandar Sahib not long ago. If Radhasoamis join Khalsa Panth it would be great.

​Radhaswamis have a huge following in Panjab esp in the Beas area. But the followers to my interaction with them have very poor knowledge of Gurmat.

I have also heard that Neeldhari chief joined Khalsa Panth too but not sure about that.


​The Neeldharis are a splinter from Namdharis, over the use of the colour blue. Neeldharis about 3 or 4 years ago have acknowledged overall Gurugaddi of Guru Granth Sahib. I met Thakur Dalip Singh when he came with my Ustad to local Gurdwara about 2 years ago. He then talked about Sikh unity and Gurmat parchar. Anyhows after he left I was left with the feeling that its only a matter of time before Namdhari Panth follows the Neeldhari Panth in acknowledging supremacy of Guru Granth Sahib and becoming closer to Guru Khalsa -Guru Granth Sahib.

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Radhasoamis have huge influence overall though. Bollywood stars Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor are Radha Soami followers just to show to what extent their influence is.
It is only natural that they have no knowledge of Gurmat, its limited to the few Shabads Radhosoamis take from GGS and sing, for the rest they follow their religion in their own way with human satgurus.

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