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The seventh Agan Bhent Seva Samagam(consigning to flames with due reverence) took place at Angitha Saheb, Gurudwara Saheb Barambala, Sikh Chawniat, Kishanbagh on Wednesday.

Published: 17th October 2013 02:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th October 2013 02:25 PM   |  A+A-

The seventh Agan Bhent Seva Samagam(consigning to flames with due reverence) took place at Angitha Saheb, Gurudwara Saheb Barambala, Sikh Chawniat, Kishanbagh on Wednesday.

The Sikh community in South India, performed the Agan Bhent Sewa Samagam with the approval of Akal Takhat Saheb, the supreme temporal body of Sikhs.

Old volumes of Guru Granth Sahebji and other religious texts over hundred years old which cannot be used for reading purposes or for prayers were consigned to the flames. Old volumes of Guru Granth Sahebji and other booklets from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and the booklets vandalised by Seemandhara supporters in Vizianagaram were brought to Hyderabad. These were then relegated to the fire strictly as per the Sikh rituals. The exercise was undertaken under the supervision and guidance of Baba Narinder Singhji, Chief Priest, Sri Guru Granth Sahebji, Choti Jawadi, Ludhiana,Punjab. The task was performed by the sangat who sang shabad kirtan (singing of Gurbani keertans) in the presence of the five beloved Sikhs(Panj Pyaras).

The Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) had been facing a problem in the handling of the old Guru Granth Sahebji’s which couldn’t be used any longer. The sriptures were thoroughly checked one they were recieved and only those which were thoroughly worn out were relegated to the flames, according to S Harbans Singh, president, Prabhandak Committee of Gurudwara Saheb Barambala. The texts that were found in good conition will be rebinded and the worn out pages replaced. So far, more than 10,000 Saroops of Guru Granth Sahib Ji and other booklets have been given to the sangat free of cost after necessary replacement and rebinding.

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