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Waheguru Wallpaper

By February 2, 2010

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Wordless Wednesday : Waheguru Wallpaper

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February 2, 2010 at 11:26 pm
(1) Sukhmandir Kaur says:

The horizontal lines you see on the wall are the word Waheguru written over and over again in Gurmukhi by hand on paper. This is a form of simran, or remembrance, of Waheguru, the Wondrous Enlightener.

February 3, 2010 at 12:32 am
(2) Stan says:

What an interesting custom. I really enjoy all of the ceremonies and customs of Sikhism you share.

February 3, 2010 at 1:05 am
(3) Linda Larsen says:

What a colorful room! And an interesting tradition.

February 3, 2010 at 1:30 am
(4) Belle says:

Very colorful!

February 3, 2010 at 3:18 am
(5) Daddy Forever says:

If you didn’t tell me, I would not have known it was hand written. From a distance, it looks like a pre-made pattern.

February 3, 2010 at 3:56 am
(6) life ramblings says:

what a charming setting. thanks for the snippets of your culture.

February 3, 2010 at 5:11 am
(7) CARMEN says:

every week a new interesting story! Happy WW!

February 3, 2010 at 6:32 am
(8) Susan @ inappropriateSue says:

I love your pictures. They always tell a great “story”.
I’m up right HERE

February 3, 2010 at 7:19 am
(9) Secret Mom Thoughts says:

Very colorful.

February 3, 2010 at 7:58 am
(10) Napaboaniya APAD says:

Interesting with the scriptures on the wall.

On your above post about Turbans.
No offense, but there is this joke in Singapore.
Question : “Why didn’t the traffic police stop the motorist without a helmet?”
Answer : “He was wearing a turban.”

February 3, 2010 at 8:27 am
(11) Indrani says:

Great shot shared.

February 3, 2010 at 9:35 am
(12) Gattina says:

Very interesting, I thought it was rice paper.

February 3, 2010 at 9:56 am
(13) CJ says:
February 3, 2010 at 10:38 am
(14) Susan Adcox says:

Sikhs certainly have many creative ways of remembering their Creator. We could all do with a little more of their mindfulness.

February 3, 2010 at 11:20 am
(15) Jeannie says:

Amazing. Such a beautiful custom.

February 3, 2010 at 11:23 am
(16) WeeShenanigans says:

Devoted… After I read what was going on in the photo I started thinking about how long it took to make the waheguru wallpaper. How long does the wallpaper last? Do they replace the papers as need be or as a whole?

February 3, 2010 at 11:29 am
(17) TItanium says:

Beautiful. An intriguing custom; thank you for sharing it!

Mine is dedicated to my sister, today. A candle in the window of life.

February 3, 2010 at 1:48 pm
(18) kiki says:

Wonderful..beautiful photo ..lovely colors and energy!

February 3, 2010 at 1:49 pm
(19) Lisa Taylor says:

Interesting custom and photo…thanks for sharing something we wouldn’t ordinarily be a part of!

February 3, 2010 at 2:51 pm
(20) Sukhmandir Kaur says:

Napaboaniya APAD , No offense taken infact thanks for sharing it. I watched a video of a young woman tying a formal turban she used like 4 lengths of turban cloths by the time she finished. It had to be a couple inches thick. If that’s not a helmet I don’t know what is. Sikhs in the US and Canada have been fighting for the right to wear a turban with out a helmet since the helmet law went into affect. So good to know there are places where they can.

February 3, 2010 at 2:56 pm
(21) Sukhmandir Kaur says:

WeeShenanigans,
My understanding is that the man in the center wrote Waheguru on each sheet of paper and hung it on the wall sheet by sheet. I can only imagine how long it took to do . Probably he is still at it. I imagine he would replace anything which needed replacing. Paper can last a very long time, scores of decades.

February 3, 2010 at 3:29 pm
(22) mizhelle says:

love the decors! so colorful. great traditions and culture :) thanks for sharing!

u may view mine here

February 3, 2010 at 3:41 pm
(23) Newlyweds Guide Francesca says:

The room has so much energy. The colors are so uplifting. It makes you happy just to look at it.

February 3, 2010 at 3:57 pm
(24) Anya says:

Wonderful to see it !!!
So colorful shot and its so different
like our country!!

February 3, 2010 at 4:23 pm
(25) Julia @ Easy Eco To Go says:

Wow, that is incredible that that is all hand written!

February 3, 2010 at 5:24 pm
(26) Dianne says:

The traditions and customs are very interesting. I always love how colorful the photos are. :D

Yes, that’s a point & shoot camera in my picture. I took the shot with my SLR. It’s nice having a big view finder on the back – except when out in the bright sun. Then it’s hard to see.

February 3, 2010 at 5:24 pm
(27) Connie G. says:

I love learning about Sikh tradition – this method of remembrance is so interesting!

February 3, 2010 at 5:28 pm
(28) jams o donnell says:

THanks for sharing. THere is so much I do not know about the Sikh religion

February 3, 2010 at 5:31 pm
(29) Carver says:

Great shot and the decorations are beautiful.

February 3, 2010 at 7:08 pm
(30) N.S. Gill says:

Looks like a great alternative to expensive wallpaper or incessant wall painting.

February 3, 2010 at 7:15 pm
(31) Amy says:

RE the USA’s helmet law – this is supposed to be a free country, with freedom of religion. It bothers me that the law conflicts with Sikhs’ ability to freely practice their religious beliefs.

February 3, 2010 at 9:29 pm
(32) Nancy says:

I love the idea of surrounding yourself with holy words, so you can reflect on them almost every minute. Lovely!

February 3, 2010 at 10:00 pm
(33) Will says:

Wow! What a classic shot. I actually heard a story on NPR last week about wearing a turban a work.

February 5, 2010 at 6:03 pm
(34) Beeb Ashcroft says:

What dedication must have gone into that wallpaper. Nice photo!

February 5, 2010 at 10:00 pm
(35) Maria @ LSS says:

That’s a wonderful setting. Very colorful. Happy WW. Sorry I’m late. :)

February 6, 2010 at 3:30 pm
(36) shraddha says:

how very cool…i love it..

February 8, 2010 at 12:46 am
(37) Erica says:

Very festive. :)

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