Celebrating Sikhism at Guru Nanak Devji Gurdawara – Manchester

On 28th February the management of the temple Guru Nanak Devji Gurdwara in Monton St in Manchester, partnership with #We Stand Together – hosted a marvelous event.

What a marvelous time we had we learnt so much and tasted marvelous hospitality through Langar – a meal.

Tour

It was an interfaith evening for the people of other faiths and those of none led by Hani and Onkar Singh from the Sikh faith. It was our fantastic opportunity to  visit the temple and learn about Sikhism and we did!

 

 

 

Rituals

It was a real privilege to learn about and take part in many rituals including about the Maharajah, the Guru Jee being put to bed. We watched the whole ceremony, with prayers and music we were very moved by it. The temple is a beautiful place well cared for and very inclusive. I felt really at home.

Speakers

We had speakers from all faiths sharing their views and offering their well wishes. I was one of the speakers representing the Muslim community as well as faith network 4 Manchester as its vice chair and trustee of Manchester multi faith center. I spoke about the bravery of the Sikh people and the marvelous hospitality as well as our commonalities of sharing a similar heritage from Punjab from the sub continent of India for example its food and culture. Hani Singh gave us a very interesting presentation on Sikh faith and Bonita Kaur.

#WeStandTogether

Like other functions we all posed for our photos with our #WeStandTogether banners promoting messages of peace and harmonies amongst different faith communities and those of none.

Food – Langar

The food was fantastic and the host served us the meal themselves and we had a lovely time interacting with everyone.