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By Sukhmandir KhalsaFebruary 2, 2010
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Wordless Wednesday : Waheguru Wallpaper
What is Waheguru?
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What is Simran?
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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.
What an interesting custom. I really enjoy all of the ceremonies and customs of Sikhism you share.
What a colorful room! And an interesting tradition.
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.
what a charming setting. thanks for the snippets of your culture.
every week a new interesting story! Happy WW!
I love your pictures. They always tell a great “story”.
I’m up right HERE
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.”
Great shot shared.
Very interesting, I thought it was rice paper.
Festive. All by hand? WoW!
Sikhs certainly have many creative ways of remembering their Creator. We could all do with a little more of their mindfulness.
Amazing. Such a beautiful custom.
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?
Beautiful. An intriguing custom; thank you for sharing it!
Mine is dedicated to my sister, today. A candle in the window of life.
Wonderful..beautiful photo ..lovely colors and energy!
Interesting custom and photo…thanks for sharing something we wouldn’t ordinarily be a part of!
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.
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.
love the decors! so colorful. great traditions and culture thanks for sharing!
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The room has so much energy. The colors are so uplifting. It makes you happy just to look at it.
Wonderful to see it !!!
So colorful shot and its so different
like our country!!
Wow, that is incredible that that is all hand written!
The traditions and customs are very interesting. I always love how colorful the photos are.
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.
I love learning about Sikh tradition – this method of remembrance is so interesting!
THanks for sharing. THere is so much I do not know about the Sikh religion
Great shot and the decorations are beautiful.
Looks like a great alternative to expensive wallpaper or incessant wall painting.
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.
I love the idea of surrounding yourself with holy words, so you can reflect on them almost every minute. Lovely!
Wow! What a classic shot. I actually heard a story on NPR last week about wearing a turban a work.
What dedication must have gone into that wallpaper. Nice photo!
That’s a wonderful setting. Very colorful. Happy WW. Sorry I’m late.
how very cool…i love it..
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