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Course of the service

Greetings from Guru Granth Sahib

Once in the Diwaan Hall, visitors first greet Guru Granth Sahib by bowing to him. In doing so, they show their willingness to open up to his message. They then usually sit cross-legged on the floor, which is often covered with white towels. Men sit on one side, women on the other.

Kirtan - God's hymn of praise

There is a stage next to the “Guru Granth Sahib”. The verses of the Scriptures are sung and explained there. Harmonium and tabla (Indian drums) are the two instruments most commonly used for musical accompaniment.

Anand Sahib- True Joy

When the kirtan and explanations are over, verses of the 3rd Guru, the Anand Sahib, will be sung. This hymn describes the state of consciousness of the human being, who through the help of the Guru knows God in himself and has become one with Him. The 3rd Guru experienced this and described him as "the true joy" (Anand).


Ardaas is a prayer that is said while standing. In this prayer God is remembered first, then the 10 gurus and the Sikhs men and women who gave their lives to keep the message of the scriptures and for justice. At the end there is prayer for the good of all humanity.


The Hukumnama reads from the “Guru Granth Sahib”. Meditate on the meaning of the verses read by letting them sink in and absorbing them. Your content will be taken as inspiration for the day.


A soft, light brown porridge is distributed at the end of the service. You take it with both hands. This dessert consists of wheat flour, sugar, butter and water. It's a blessing. Parschaad is a symbol of the inner blessing that the spirit receives when it connects with God.

Langar - eating together

After the service, all those present take part in a common meal. The tradition of the "Langar" was introduced by the first guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, and established as an integral part of the Sikh community by the third guru. Guru Nanak fought for equality for all people. People from all castes and religions sit next to each other on the floor and eat together. Thus the inequality of castes, religions and sexes was banished from the Sikh tradition.

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