The new Gurdwara Sikh Sabha in Däniken was officially reopen on April 2014. It is used by the local Sikh community Sangat and visited by many people from all over the world. Here are some key roles of the Gurdwara is to be the place where the
Sikh Marraige /Anand Karaj
Anand Karaj (Sikh marriage ceremony) is performed. Here we provide some guidance on the Anand Karaj for those organising or attending a marriage at this Gurdwara.Some basic rules of conduct are provided and the details of Anand Karaj ceremony will be informed at same time.The service is traditionally conducted in Punjabi, according to the principles set out in the Guru Granth Sahib Ji in the Gurmukhi Script.The families and friends of the Bride and Groom gather in the Prayer Hall, for the the Anand Karaj - the blissful union. The congregation assembles together in the presence of the Guru Granth Sahib (Holy Scripture). The Groom enters the hall and bows before Guru Granth Sahib Ji and awaits the bride. At the start if the Anand Karaj, both the bride and groom bow before Guru Granth Sahib Ji, and then sit side by side at the front of the hall. The couple and the parents stand up to offer Ardas (prayer), signifying the that the parents have given their blessing for the wedding to take place. Everyone else remains seated while the Ardas is read, a prayer for the success of the marriage. The musicians, who are called Ragis, sit on a low stage and sing the hymn ........
Death was interpreted in different ways. According to the general concept, death is seen as the extinction of the body and the senses. According to the teachings of the Guru, death is oblivion God. Guru Nanak Sahib says: «I live when I think of him; however, if I forget him, I will die. »
You deserve liberation if you overcome death in your lifetime. Death terrifies the peoples mostly. They are afraid because they have made no progress on the spiritual level. They feel concerned about their sins and fear of being punished for their misdeeds. Leaving the body is nothing more than a gateway to divinity and eternity.
Gurdwara Sikh Sabha organise the Akhand path and the Musicians ( Ragis) including all ceremonies according to the prefer dates
Facebook: Swiss Sangat
Watsup : Information Center Sikh
Media: Television, Local Newspaper, Punjabi Newspaper for Europe
We Inform our Activities update through Email and Facbook as per as Watsup Group.
We also serve (telecast) Personal programm ( eg: closing ceremony of Akhandpath , Kirtan , Anand Karaj or any another Ceremony ) live on Facebook as recommended by Guest and Sangat and officially Program Vasakhi on TV Sikh Channel.
We also work with Local Media (Newspaper and TV) as well as Authorised Punjabi Newspaper Publish in Italy and German.
Visitors are expected to show their respect by observing the following rules :
A Sikh Temple (we call it Gurdwara i.e. the door to a new beginning ) is a place of learning for the humanity as well as Sikhs (Sikh comes from the phrase Seekers of the Truth). All are welcome to come through the door with the expectation that the rules and principles of how to be are adhered to. We would expect that you have a desire to learn and are seeking a path for yourself through understanding of the divine derived from Guru Granth Sahib (the holy scriptures). Sikhism offers a distinct prospective to life and humanity by observing that we all belong to that Great Universal Being who is without form and shape.
Appropriate clothes should be worn before coming onto the gurdwara premises
Head should be covered with a scarf or a large handkerchief is regarded as preferable, hats and caps are not to be worn.
Shoes must be taken off and placed in the shoe rack at the entry of Gurdwara on the ground floor .
Under No circumstances should any visitor have in their possession any tobacco product, alcoholic drink or drug; he/she should not have consumed any, or be under its influence, at the time of the visit.
It is obligatory for every one, young and old, to show the utmost respect to the Guru Granth Sahib Ji (Sacred Scripture) on approaching the Palki Sahib, who usually bow down on their knees, often touching the floor with their foreheads. However, it is regarded as dignified for a non-Sikh visitor to show respect to the Sikh “Holy Scriptures” by bowing, or standing still for a second and then moving away with a respectful nod.
Punjabi Teaching / Kirtan Teaching / Sikhi Camp (link)
Language is the instrument of identity We feel it is important for our community to learn Punjabi because Punjabi is the mother tongue of the Punjabis as well as the language of the Sikh Religion. Through learning Punjabi, we gain an undertstanding of the Sikh cultural and spiritual heritage and develop a strong tie with the Punjab, the birthplace of Sikhism. More importantly, the Guru Granth Sahib Ji is written in Gurmukhi and it is only through knowing and understanding Punjabi that a Sikh can fully participate in the worship of the Guru Granth Sahib Ji in the sangat. The aim is to provide fun and enjoyable activities for children to learn to speak, read and write in Punjabi.
Study helps in attitude , ethos, views , way of thinking ,cast of mind, basic convictions.
Uphold the values and beliefs enshrined in the Guru Granth Sahib and the Teachings of the Ten Gurus’.
Develop and maintain an ethos in which individuals feel valued and where personal endeavour and responsibility are foster
Demonstrate empathy with the Sikh religion and promote Sikh Values and culture.
Encourage Sikh children and adults to speak and converse in Punjabi.
Regular acts of worship in which children and adults participate.
Making children aware of their heritage through the celebration of the lives of the Sikh Gurus and their Gurpurabs.
Teaching children through the curriculum of the messages of Guru Granth Sahib.
Valuing individuals and their contribution to the community of the school.
Making sure children and adults feel safe within the environment of the school.
Gurmat Sangeet or Shabad Kirtan has been an integral part of Sikh worship from the very beginning. Hymn-singing was in fact the earliest form of devotion for the Sikhs. Even in the time of Guru Nanak, the disciples assembled together to listen and sing shabads, i.e. hymns composed by the Guru and thus to render praise to the Lord. Kirtan has since been appropriated into the regular gurdwara service. But Sikh kirtan abstains from all outward expression or frenzy in the form of clapping and dancing. Praise is offered to the Supreme being who is without form (nirankar) and not to a deity in any embodiment or incarnation.
Guru Ka Langar
True spiritual investment about 1481, Age 12 (Sri Guru Nanak) Start of the Sikh institution (Langar) Free kitchen
The concept of the «Langars», the public kitchen, is an elementary part of the Sikh community. Everyone is invited to consume something.
Act of generosity and priceless blessing
Aardas / Sarbat ka Bhalla
EVERYDAY IN ARDAS WE SERVE THE BLESSING TO WELL GOING TO THE WORLD
NANAK NAM CHARDHIKALA, TERE BHANE SARBAT DA BHALLA
ਨਾਨਕ ਨਾਮ ਚੜ੍ਹਦੀਕਲਾ॥ ਤੇਰੇ ਭਾਣੇ ਸਰਬੱਤ ਦਾ ਭਲਾ॥