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where can you find the Sikh rehat maryada

asked 2013-09-06 08:25:30 -0600

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Waheguru ji Ka khalsa Waheguru ji ke fateh

I was just wondering where you can find the Sikh rehat maryada,

I'm 18 years old and will love to become an amritdhari Sikh, I've started to learn gurmukhi, and read the panj bania, rehraas, and Kirtan sohila. I was wondering at what age did you become amritdhari.

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Waheguru ji Ka khalsa waheguru ji ke fateh, thank you for your response Danish Singh

Gurpreet Kaur gravatar imageGurpreet Kaur ( 2013-09-06 17:59:22 -0600 )edit

Waheguru ji Ka khalsa Waheguru ji ke fateh nihang gavinpal singh khalsa, thank you for very detailed explanation.

Gurpreet Kaur gravatar imageGurpreet Kaur ( 2013-09-07 05:53:24 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-09-07 04:26:38 -0600

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the sikh rehat maryada is not the one published by the sgpc. but rather the one which was written by guru gobind singh ji - and published by the akali nihangs. and is also bani- written in sri dasam guru granth sahib ji. (which many people to this day disregard or have forgotten)

1.Do ardaas upon waking up in the mornings and ask for the boon of righteous actions 2. When adhering to the call of nature excercise hygene and cleanliness, and upon entering a city always procure water for such purposes, 3. Cleanse your face with water (upon waking) 4. Bathe in cold water 5. When removing your kachera, your head and shoulders should be covered, and one leg should remain in the old pair as you transfer the opposite leg into the new pair , 6.When tying your turban you must sit in the lotus posture (asan), your turban and kachera should never touch, and your turban should never be lifted off like a topi but should be properly untied, 7.Upon waking in the morning recite Waheguru mantra and Mool Mantra while uniting surat and shabd through breath control , 8. In the morning one must recite gurmantra, mool mantra and then recite or listen to the 5 banis, and Kirtan Sohila should be recited before going to sleep , 9. When bathing the hair can be washed with yogurt, 10. When drying the hair keep a small patka on , 11. When drying the hair it must not be laid back, but should be combed to the sides with a blur keski , 12. The dead hairs caught in your comb must not be thrown underfoot but should be cremated, 13. Kachera should not be slung over the shoulder as it could come into contact with your beard and hair which is prohibited, 14.The beard should not be dyed black, 15. One should dress in blue, 16. Worship the three Granths , 17. Always depend on Akal and repeat his mantra, 18. The Five Beloveds must give baptism to the Singhs, 19. Do not abbreviate Singhs names into nicknames, 20. Consider the five k's as your limbs, 21. You must not take off the 5 k's when bathing, 22. Always keep 2 combs and never use a broken comb, 23. One cannot enter Guru Darbar without bathing instead he can only namaska from outside, nor can one enter with socks on, 24. Stay away from the four kurehits, 25. Keep on a blue keski at all times, 26. Regard the sword as your isht and never be without it, 27. Wear a dastaar and never a topi, 28. Bathe daily, 29. Always recite gurmantra and the 5 Banis 30. Always share with others, 31. Give 10% to the guru, 32. Do satsang and seva, 33. Do everything in accordance to gurmat 34. Always obey the hukam of SGGSji 35. Always speak the truth and attain virtuous qualities such as contentment, 36. Don't do nindaya ... (more)

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answered 2013-09-06 17:34:14 -0600

Danish Singh gravatar image

If you google "rehat maryada," the second link gives you a pdf with the rehat maryada in english.

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