Gurdwara Har Mandir Istri Sahib – Rules 2021 Onward
This first self-service Gurdwara has its own rules which visitors should try to adhere to and report any misunderstanding or rule break to the Manager of The Gurdwara. This Gurdwara does not operate according to The Gurdwara Act 1925, The Marriage Act 2016 & any other dictate, of all third party organizations or any other Panthic Organization or Authority / Party (political or otherwise in Statutory Law).
The Gurdwara was purpose built to allow any caste / race / color / religion / belief in the state, country or the planet, to visit say their prayers, listen to The Guru’s Gurbani (Divine Scripture) from the Guru Granth Sahib, sing The Lord’s Virtuous praises, give sermons and educate children in the true belief.
Follow These Rules
You are not a Sikh until you true believe faith and trust in the Guru Granth Sahib only, and not be dependent or reliant on your own mind’s thoughts, thinking, and intelligence cleverness. Then commit deeds based on the divine instructions contained within it implicitly. Like children in a school we have to make a start somewhere and learn for ourselves what the teacher presents before the class. Same, the Gurdwara, you attend your place of worship to learn, analyze, understand find realization from the Divine Teachings contained with the Guru Granth Sahib.
To become a Sikh then, you must touch, see, read and feel within yourself what in written in the Guru Granth Sahib. This you can do by yourself or take some help and support from others. But critically, you must see, read, analyze, find understanding and realization of the Divine Teaching, by yourself. In this Gurdwara, you learn from the Divine Teacher – The Guru Granth Sahib, no other.
When you attend this Gurdwara, you will normally bow before The Guru present, sit before it, make prayers, read silently or to others and take ‘parshad’ (sweet pudding) or other condiments. These is no ‘donation money box’ in this private personal Gurdwara, so you cannot place any cash money or checks, inside the Gurdwara and neither can person(s) do such a thing inside. Material goods & services from visitors are permitted to share with everyone, donations or charity as permitted by the ‘Gift Act’ and maximum cash Rs. 2000 per visitor.
The Guru Granth Sahib is a ‘divine light’ in the world that never goes out. It is a light that shines forever and ever, without a switch to turn it ‘on or off’. This Gurdwara will always have the Guru Granth Sahib in an ‘open state’ for anyone who wishes to say prayers or take advice from The Guru. Due to security reasons & sacrilege instances in the State, late evening or night will be strictly by appointment only (fill all detials in contact form on top menu), all special arrangements for ceremonies or prayers are made in advance.
There is no such thing as a Guru (parkash) or a Guru (sukhasan) in this Gurdwara, that is not demanded or ordered in the Guru Granth Sahib. We sleep but the Guru Granth Sahib does not require any sleep as it has ‘no senses’ and is an everlasting Light.
If someone needs a local sewadaar (helper) because he / she can’t read or write, is deaf, blind or dumb, or cannot read The Guru Granth Sahib Ji by themselves at any time, there will be board outside the Gurdwara, with a mobile number which one can call for assistance, in due course of Time. These boards will be in Punjabi, Hindi & English.
Politics of any kind from any party in the State are not permitted under any circumstances to make this Gurdwara a ‘political platform’ or give political speeches or make references on any matter related to politics. Giving reverence and special treatment to dignitaries or the wealthy or those who have privileged rank is not permitted, even if cash money or donation is offered. Bribery, back-hander or corruption of any in religious matters by staff or visitors is illegal, in a place of worship and in extreme cases, force will be used.
Presently, Gurdwaras offer routine services to visitors daily or on special occasions. We don’t enforce any other routine, habitual practices, rituals, we diversify and these leave it to the individual visitors, to make the day using self-service. The Unseen God has never been won over by routines, rituals or ceremonies and habitual practices, only a true belief & love from an individual, attracts His Attention.