Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Sikhs Do/Should Not Celebrate Or Keep Karva Chauth Fast

Karva chauth is a festival celebrated by all married hindu women. They observe a fast for the long life of her husband.  But Gurbani rejects such rituals.Fasting is not approved in Sikhism.

“One who discards this grain, is practicing hypocrisy. She is neither a happy soul-bride, nor a widow".

Gurbani teaches "the way to Waheguru (God) is to conquer the mind which is polluted by the 5 passions. By fasting and tormenting one’s body Waheguru (God) is not attained."

“To practice forgiveness, good conduct and contentment is the true fast.”

The only way to attain God is by singing His Name and following the true path shown in Sri Guru Granth Sahib.


Dr. Gurdeep Kaur
Associate Professor
Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College
University of Delhi

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