Kar Sewa of Sarovar at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib Begins

NEW DELHI, India—Kar Sewa the Cleaning of the sacred Sarovar tank at the holy Sikh shrine Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, began on Sunday, March 23, 2014 under the guidance, and direction, of Baba Bachan Singh Kar Sewa Wale. The shrine is associated with Sri Guru Harkrishan ji, the eighth guru of the Sikhs.

The Kar Sewa project was begun in presence of Panj Pyare, the five beloved with the prayer Ardas performed by Bhai Ranjit Singh, head Granthi, and caretaker of Gurdwara Bangla Sahib. Manjit Singh GK, president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), presented a Siropa, a length of turban cloth, to honor Baba Bachan Singh with well wishes for the sangat gathered that the Kar Sewa project would progress quickly.

The enthusiasm expressed for carrying out the Kar Sewa was so enormous that the Sangat jostled each other in their attempt to reach the sacred Sarovar, and mark the historic event with their presence. The Sarovar tank was reconstructed in its current form in 1976 by the DSGMC, who handed over the task to Baba Harbans Singh Kar Sewa Wale.


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