Saturday, April 17

Vaisakhi - mid April 2010 in urban Oslo

A Sikh is a person who believes in only one God, and worship none other than the one, almighty.
Sikhism is an open and unique religion founded about 500 years ago, and currently has 25 million followers. In the period from 1469 to 1708, presented the ten gurus a universal message of truth, reality and universal equality for all people.
A Sikh believes in the ten gurus and their teachings, preserved in the Guru Granth Sahib. Male Sikhs use the name Singh (lion) as a surname, and women use the name Kaur (lioness / princess).
My greetings this Saturday go to Mr.Singh, my colleague in Singapore, who used a turban instead of safety helmet when performing his periodical surveys onboard ships. An exemption of the safety procedures, or?

Sikhism stands for truth, reason and devotion to God and therefore rejects all groundless rituals and superstitions. Use of drug, such as alcohol, drugs, tobacco and the like, cut hair and eat meat prepared according to Muslim rituals (halal-closet) is not allowed. Unfaithfulness to his spouse is strictly forbidden. Women and men are considered equal.

Sikhs respect all religions. Sikhism believes that God is traveling in humanity, so to serve humanity is considered to serve God. A Sikh should therefore work for everyones welfare even at the expense of their own lives. He / she will share its revenue with the destitute.

Sikhs will worship only one God, live an honest life and treat all people as equals. They should set aside time for volunteer assistance (seva) to others regardless of religious, cultural and ethnic background, without waiting anything in return. They work hard, live a healthy life with an endless optimism as the basis and combine a spiritual way of life with active participation in work in the community.

Today the Sikh celebrated Vaisakhi in Oslo
(According to the Gregorian Calendar, Vaisakhi falls on April 13 every year and on April 14 once in 36 years. This variation in date is due to the fact that the date of Vaisakhi is reckoned according to the Indian solar calendar and not the lunar calendar.
In Sikhism,Vaisakhi is one of the most significant holidays in the Sikh calendar, commemorating the establishment of the Khalsa at Anandpur Sahib in 1699, by the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh)
If you want to learn more about Sikhism in Norway, go to Sikher,no
Vaisakhi (Punjabi: ਵਿਸਾਖੀ) visākhī, also known as Baisakhi or Vasakhi) is an ancient harvest festival in the Punjab region, which also marks beginning of a new solar year, and new harvest season. Baisakhi is also a Sikh religious festival.

While the Sikhs are celebrating Vaisakhi in Oslo, the Spring flowers are ready for the flower boxes in most balconies in Oslo West, and you will find a huge variety at The Grand Plaza

2 comments:

Anne said...

Jøss, hva man lærer av å blogge da mann :-) stilig gjeng...

King of New York Hacks said...

Hello from New York City...very interesting...I work with many Sikhs and this post is enlightening.