Guru Nanak Mission Society of Atlanta Inc (GNMS) is a non-profit organization formed to practice, promote and preach the principles of Guru Nanak Dev Ji's message of universal brotherhood as taught by the ten Sikh Gurus and Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
Guru Nanak Mission Society (GNMS) of Atlanta was formed to cater the religious, Social, and cultural needs of all community members. We firmly believe that Sangat is supreme in its mission, thus input of Sangat is taken as an order to cater the needs, desires and programs.
Friday Evening Deewan:
7:00 to 07:30 pm: PATH REHRAS SAHIB
3am to 4am: Nitname
7:30 to 09:00 pm : KEERTAN BY YOUTH and HAZOORI JATHA of Bhai Gurtar Singh Ji
9:00 pm onwards - ARDAAS, SAMAPATI, and GURU KA LANGAR
Sunday Weekly Deewan:
10:00am: PATH SRI SUKHMANI SAHIB
11:00 to 11:30 am: KEERTAN ASA DI VAAR.
11:30 to 1:30 pm: KEERTAN BY HAZOORI JATHA's - BHAI KARNAIL SINGH JI, BHAI GURTAR SINGH JI
1:30 pm onwards - ARDAAS, SAMAPATI, and GURU KA LANGAR
Today marks the Shaheedi Diwas of our fifth guru Sri Guru Arjan Dev Jee Maharaj who became the 5th guru after Sri Guru Ramdas Jee.
Sri Guru Arjan Dev Jee was the embodiment of devotion, selfless sewa and universal love.
Guru Arjan Dev Jee laid the foundation of Sri Harmandar Sahib, the present day Golden Temple. Guru Jee designed doors on all four sides of the building which signified acceptance of all four castes and every Religion.
Guru Jee also instituted the principle of Dasvand, by declaring that all Sikhs should donate a tenth of their earnings to charity.
Guru Arjan Dev Jee was the first Sikh guru to be martyred. In 1606, the Muslim Mughal Emperor Jahangir demanded that Guru Arjan Dev jee erase some of the hymns in Guru Granth Sahib Jee that he found offensive. According to the Sikh tradition, Guru Jee refused to remove the lines which led to his shaheedi. Guru Jee is revered as Shaheedan-De-Sartaaj, or the Crown of Martyrs.
ਤੇਰਾ ਕੀਆ ਮੀਠਾ ਲਾਗੈ ॥ teraa keeaa meeThaa laagai || Your actions seem so sweet to me.
ਹਰਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਪਦਾਰਥੁ ਨਾਨਕੁ ਮਾਂਗੈ ॥੨॥੪੨॥੯੩॥ har naam padhaarath naanak maa(n)gai ||2||42||93|| Nanak begs for the treasure of the Naam, the Name of the Lord. ||2||42||93|| ...