The Atlanta Gurdwara Sahib

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.

regular Schedule

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

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๐“๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐š๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐†๐ฎ๐ซ๐ ๐š๐๐๐ข ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ƒ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐ƒ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐’๐ซ๐ข ๐†๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฎ ๐†๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ก ๐’๐š๐ก๐ข๐› ๐‰๐ž๐ž ๐Œ๐š๐ก๐š๐ซ๐š๐ฃ.

เจเจ•เฉ‹ เจธเจฌเจฆเฉ เจเจ•เฉ‹ เจชเฉเจฐเจญเฉ เจตเจฐเจคเฉˆ เจธเจญ เจเจ•เจธเฉ เจคเฉ‡ เจ‰เจคเจชเจคเจฟ เจšเจฒเฉˆ เฅฅ
Eko Sabadh Eko Prabh Varatai Sabh Ekas Te Utapat Chalai ||
The One Shabad, the Word of the One God, is prevailing everywhere. All the creation came from the One Lord.

Guru Granth Sahib Jee was given the Guruship by Guru Gobind Singh Jee Maharaj in 1708. Guru Gobind Singh said โ€“
เจธเจญ เจธเจฟเจ–เจจ เจ•เฉ‹ เจนเฉเจ•เจฎ เจนเฉˆ เจ—เฉเจฐเฉ‚ เจฎเจพเจจเจฟเจฏเฉ‹ เจ—เฉเจฐเฉฐเจฅ เฅค
Sabh Sikhan Ko Hukam Hai Guroo Maaniyo Gra(n)th |
All Sikhs are ordained to follow Granth Sahib as the Guru.

Guru Sahib's instruction was:

เจ†เจคเจฎเจพ เจ—เฉเจฐเฉ‚ เจ—เฉเจฐเฉฐเจฅ เจตเจฟเจš
The Spirit is in the Guru Granth,
เจธเจฐเฉ€เจฐ เจชเฉฐเจค เจตเจฟเจš
The body in the (Khalsa) Panth,
เจชเจฐเจšเจพ เจถเจฌเจฆ เจฆเจพ
Understand the Shabad,
เจฆเฉ€เจฆเจพเจฐ เจ–เจพเจฒเจธเฉ‡ เจฆเจพ
Seek the glorious sight of the Khalsa,
เจ“เจŸ เจ…เจ•เจพเจฒ เจ•เฉ€
Take support from the Immortal (God)

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๐“๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐š๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‰๐จ๐ญ๐ข ๐‰๐จ๐ญ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐’๐ซ๐ข ๐†๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฎ ๐‡๐š๐ซ ๐‘๐š๐ข ๐‰๐ž๐ž & ๐†๐ฎ๐ซ๐ ๐š๐๐๐ข ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐’๐ซ๐ข ๐†๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฎ ๐‡๐š๐ซ ๐Š๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐’๐š๐ก๐ข๐› ๐‰๐ž๐ž.

๐‰๐จ๐ญ๐ข ๐‰๐จ๐ญ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐’๐ซ๐ข ๐†๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฎ ๐‡๐š๐ซ ๐‘๐š๐ข ๐‰๐ž๐ž

Sri Guru Har Rai Jee was the son of Baba Gurdita Jee and Mata Nihal Kaur Jee(also known as Mata Ananti Jee). Guru Har Rai Jee had two sons: Sri Ram Rai Jee and Sri Har Krishan Sahib Jee(Guru). Sri Guru Har Rai Jee was a man of peace but he never disbanded or discharged the armed Sikh Warriors (Saint Soldiers), who earlier were maintained by his grandfather (Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Jee). He otherwise further boosted the military spirit of the Sikhs. But he never himself indulged in any direct political and armed controversy with the contemporary Mughal Empire. Once on the request of Dara Shikoh (the eldest son of emperor Shahjahan). Guru Sahib helped him to escape safely from the bloody hands of Aurangzeb's armed forces during the war of succession.

Guru Sahib also established an Ayurvedic herbal medicine hospital and a research center at Kiratpur Sahib. There, Guru Jee maintained a zoo also. Once Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of Shah Jahan fell seriously ill by some unknown disease. The best physicians available in the country and abroad were consulted, but there was no improvement. At last, the emperor made a humble request to Guru Sahib for the treatment of his son. Guru Sahib accepting the request, handed over some rare and suitable medicines to the messenger of the emperor. The life of Dara Shikoh was saved from the cruel jaws of death. The emperor, whole heartily thanked and wanted to grant some โ€œJagirโ€, but Guru Sahib never accepted.

Sri Guru Har Rai Jee faced some serious difficulties during the period of his guruship. The corrupt massands, Dhir Mals, and Minas always tried to preclude the advancement of the Sikh religion. After the death of Shah Jahan, the attitude of the state headed by Aurangzeb towards the non-muslims turned hostile.

Knowing that the end was near, Sri Guru Har Rai Jee gave gurgaddi to the youngest son Har Krishan as the Eighth Nanak and passed away at Kiratpur Sahib.

๐†๐ฎ๐ซ๐ ๐š๐๐๐ข ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐’๐ซ๐ข ๐†๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฎ ๐‡๐š๐ซ ๐Š๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐’๐š๐ก๐ข๐› ๐‰๐ž๐ž.

Sri Guru Har Krishan Jee was born at Kiratpur Sahib. Guru Jee was the second son of Guru Har Rai Sahib Jee and Mata Krishan Kaur Jee (Sulakhni Jee). Ram Rai, the elder brother of Sri Guru Har Krishan Jee was ex-communicated and disinherited due to his anti-Guru Ghar activities, as stated earlier and Sri Guru Har Krishan Jee at the age of about five years was declared as Eighth Nanak Guru by his father Sri Guru Har Rai Jee before his death. This act inflamed Ram Rai Jee with jealousy and he complained to the emperor Aurangzeb against his fatherโ€™s decision. The emperor replied in flavor issuing orders through Raja Jai Singh to the young Guru to appear before him. Raja Jai Singh sent his emissary to Kiratpur Sahib to bring the Guru to Delhi. At first, the Guru was not willing, but at the repeated requests of his followers and Raja Jai Singh, he agreed to go to Delhi.

When Guru Sahib reached Delhi, he was greeted with great fervor and full honors by Raja Jai Singh and the Sikhs of Delhi. Guru Sahib was lodged in the palace of Raja Jai Singh. The people from all walks of life flocked to the palace to have a glimpse (Darshan) of Sri Guru Har Krishan Sahib Jee. Some chronicles mention that prince Muzzam also paid a visit.

In order to test the Guruโ€™s intelligence, of which everyone spoke very highly, Raja Jai Singh requested the Guru Sahib to identify the real queen out of the equation and well-dressed ladies surrounding Guru Sahib. The Guru at once went to a lady dressed as a maidservant and sat in her lap. This lady was the real queen. There are also many different stories we find in some other Sikh accounts relating to Guru Sahibโ€™s mental ability.

Within a short span of time Sri Guru Har Krishan Sahib Jee through his fraternization with the common masses gained more and more adherents in the capital. At the time, a swear epidemic of cholera and smallpox broke out in Delhi. The young Guru began to attend the sufferers irrespective of cast and creed. Particularly, the local Muslim population was much impressed with the purely humanitarian deeds of the Guru Sahib and nicknamed him Bala Pir (child prophet). Even Aurangzeb did not try to disturb Sri Guru Har Krishan Sahib Jee sensing the tone of the situation but on the other hand, never dismissed the claim of Ram Rai also.

While serving the suffering people from the epidemic day and night, Guru Sahib himself was seized with a high fever. The swear attack of smallpox confined him to bed for several days. When his condition became serious, he called his mother and told her that his end was drawing near. When asked to name his successor, he merely exclaimed โ€˜Baba Bakalaโ€™. These words were only meant for the future (Guru) Teg Bahadur Sahib, who was residing at village Bakala near river Beas in Punjab province.

In the last moment, Sri Guru Har Krishan Sahib Jee wished that nobody should mourn him after his death and instructed to sing the hymns of Gurbani. Thus the โ€˜Bala Pirโ€™ passed away on reciting the word โ€œVaahegurooโ€ till the end.
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๐“๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐š๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ซ๐š๐ค๐š๐ฌ๐ก ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐› ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ƒ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐ƒ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐’๐ซ๐ข ๐†๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฎ ๐‘๐š๐ฆ๐๐š๐ฌ ๐‰๐ž๐ž ๐Œ๐š๐ก๐š๐ซ๐š๐ฃ.

Sri Guru Ramdas Jee was a man of considerable merit. Guru Jee became famous for his piety, devotion, energy, and eloquence. Sri Guru Amardas Jee found him capable in every respect and worthy of the office of Guruship. Sri Guru Ramdas Jee laid the foundation stone of Chak Ramdas or Ramdas Pur, which is now called Amritsar. For this purpose, he purchased land from the zamindars of the villages: Tung, Gilwali, and Gumtala, and began digging of Santokhsar Sarovar. Later on, he suspended the work on Santokhsar and concentrated his attention on digging Amritsar Sarovar. Bhai Sahlo Jee and Baba Budha Jee, the two devoted Sikhs were assigned the supervising work.

The new city (Chak Ramdas Pur) flourished soon as it was situated at the center of international trade routes. It grew into an important center of trade in Punjab after Lahore. Sri Guru Ramdas Jee himself invited many merchants and artisans from different walks of life and trades. Later on, it proved to be a step of far-reaching importance. It provided a commonplace of worship to the Sikhs and paved the way for the future guidelines for Sikhism as a different religion. Sri Guru Ramdas Jee introduced Masand system in place of ManJee system and this step played a great role in the consolidation of Sikhism.

Sri Guru Ramdas Jee strengthened Sikhism a step further by composing Four Lawans and advised the Sikhs to recite them in order to solemnize the marriages of their children. Thus, Guru Jee introduced a new matrimonial system based upon Sikhism instead of Hinduโ€™s Vedi system. This distinct marriage code for the Sikhs separated them from the orthodox and traditional Hindu system. also made rapprochement with different sects of Udasis through Baba Shri Chand Jee. Guru Jee like his predecessors carried forward the tradition of Guru ka Langer. Superstitions, caste systems, and pilgrimages were strongly decried.

Guru Jee wrote 638 hymns in 30 ragas, these include 246 Padei 138 Saloks, 31 Ashtpadis, and 8 Vars and are a part of Guru Granth Sahib Jee.
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