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We saw in Gurudwaras that kirpaan is used for parsad, Why we used kirpaan for that, is there any specific reason

asked 2013-02-28 06:59:17 -0600

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Why we were using Kirpaan for Langar & Parsad?

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answered 2013-02-28 08:46:01 -0600

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Think about the concept of Gyan Khadag in Gurbani and Sikhi. Langar is made while reciting Waheguru and doing Simran/Jap. And the last thing we do before distributing Langar or Degh is do bhog with Kirpan. Simran is spiritual while Kirpan is temporal. It is the Miri Piri of our Gurus and it signifies that in the beginning and in the end there is Waheguru, and nothing else in between.

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In our Gurudwara they said that the bhog with kirpan shouldn't be done on the langar and I disagree with that and it really annoys me beause they bring it in infront of guru ji but when someone goes to phhet the kirpan the so called elders get angry saying that it shouldn't be done.

new user gravatar imagenew user ( 2013-03-01 18:38:24 -0600 )edit

this has happened to lot of people so and they simply don't come to the gurudwara any more. I don't really know whether the elders are right or am i right for being annoyed. really sorry if that didn't make sense.

new user gravatar imagenew user ( 2013-03-01 18:39:25 -0600 )edit

sister you are right gurus hukham is : a Sikh can only eat his / her meal once it has been blessed with the holy sword this is where it comes from. yes as the true daughter of the guru you feel the anger automatically wise you are ! :)

Nihang Gavinpal Singh Khalsa gravatar imageNihang Gavinpal Singh Khalsa ( 2013-03-05 15:25:45 -0600 )edit

bhog has to be done with the kirpan remember the sword is also living the sword is the swaroop of god the baghauti sarbloh is our protector. and so the food is first touched by the sarbloh in an act of offering to the guru and god first for blessing. IT IS VERY IMPORTATNT AND MUST BE DONE khalsa fat

Nihang Gavinpal Singh Khalsa gravatar imageNihang Gavinpal Singh Khalsa ( 2013-03-05 15:26:10 -0600 )edit

answered 2013-04-05 07:33:57 -0600

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since the times of guru sahib ji, it has been a tradition in sikhi that when ever langar is prepared it was first given to guru sahib ji and then it was served in the sangat after being blessed by the guru ji. we all know a sakhi of guru Harrai Sahib Ji and bhai Gonda ji, langar was prepared and was ready for the guru ji to bless it so that it can served in the sangat but guru ji kept sitting in samadhi untill mid day and then seeing that sikhs requested that guru ji sangat is hungry please bless the food so that it may be served to the sangat ... so the point is that LANGAR has to served to the GURU Ji first ..... and now why to the KIRPAN now a days

when guru gobind singh ji was in abchal nagar he asked mata SAHIB Kaur Ji to go to delhi, she replied that she has this promise that she wouldn't eat untill she has seen Guru Gobind Singh Sahib JI's face every morning and said that she would die of starvation as she cannot eat without guru sahib darshan. hearing this guru sahib gave her FIVE SHASTAR and said make food every morning and put these five shastars on a clean cloth and do ardaas you will have my darshan off these shastars every single day. so that day guru sahib gave his own roop to shastar which we call kirpaan today.

so kirpan is guru sahib himself that is why DEG and LANGAR is served to Kirpan(guru ji) first and then to the sangat and that is reason to respect your kirpan and offer it the same respect you give to guru sahib.

guru ji gives kirpan even higher status than himself saying in his bani that it is my PEER, guru.

as kripaan khando kharrag tupak tabar aur theer saif sarohee saithee yehai hamaarai peer

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