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why do sikhs do perkarma around Guru Granth Sahib ji?

asked 2013-09-28 14:59:57 -0500

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When I go to the gurdwara and do mata thekh, i bow in front of Maharaj ji and then sit down but I have noticed a lot of sikhs go around Guru Granth Sahib Ji and then do mata thekh again. Why do they do this and what is the purpose? Am I not doing mata thekh properly?

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answered 2013-11-01 06:54:57 -0500

I am not sure if I am correct as per the sikh maryada, But I will like to share my views on this.

Going around the guru means sacrificing yourself to the guru. So when we do the parikarma, it reflects that I sacrifice my everything to my guru. Its a common tradition in India saying - vaare jaana. Like you bow your head to the guru to show respect, it is the same way.

Please correct me If I am wrong.


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answered 2013-11-21 09:02:16 -0500

K Kaur gravatar image


thank you penji for your response, I think you are right.

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