Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh! Today we will be continuing the 2nd of 3rd part of the Rehat series. In the previous section we talked about the definition of a Sikh as well as the lifestyle of the individual Sikh as an individual and as a whole. Today we will be talking about the Gurdwara as well as the various ceremonies. Daas does apologize as previously we noticed that the Maryada was not hyperlinked, so we recommend that you open it from this hyperlink. Rehat (Daas has already edited that).
Section 3: In the first part of section 3, the Maryada talks about Gurdwara rules, the basics of it are, Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji's proper respect and what a Sikh is suppose to do at the Gurdwara. The first part of section also declares the 5 takhts, this is important as there was some controversy previously on the topic of Takht Sri Damdama Sahib and was finally declared a Takht. The next part talks about how Kirtan is suppose to be done, this is important as before the Singh Sahba Movement, many people had done Manmat during the Kirtan programs especially in the terms of Gurbani, it also declares that Bhai Gurdas Ji Vaarans and Bhai Nand Lal's Ghazals as appropriate to sing in Kirtan form. The next few sections are all about Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji being kept in a home and the proper Maryada a Sikh should follow for the procedures. (Daas asks for forgiveness, if he can't explain all of it as some of it is hard to explain and go into detail for Daas). The section after the Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji sections is about making Karah Prassad and the proper Maryada a Sikh is to follow, something important to note is a Kirpan is required for Degh of the Karah Prassad, which is the same as it would be for Langar. Finally we have the actual Gurdwara services and what the goal of the Gurdwara services should be, (this is different from the rules as this topic talks about the philosophy; while the previous part topics about Maryada).
Section 4: The 1st part of Section 4 talks about living according to the Guru's teachings; this is very important because many people that claimed to follow Sikhi throughout the ages have done things that are very much against the basics of Sikhi. Many Jathas are divided on this section and some feel it doesn't go far enough; while others think it goes too far, but these are the official rules. The next parts talks about 3 of the 4 Sikh ceremonies, (Naming the child, Anand Karaj, and Funeral), we won't go into detail on these, especially since the Maryada already goes into detail. The final part is for all other occasions, a Sikh should recite Gurbani and to do an Ardas, it may be either at a Gurdwara or a home, but Gurbani should be the focus on the new thing.
Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh; hopefully even though we may not have been into too much detail on these it answers some questions anyone may have, part of our reason for this is so people may learn about the Maryada and hopefully follow Gursikhi better. Bhul Chuk Maaf, forgive for any mistakes from Daas. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh!