Sikh Wedding Cards
As we do a lot of Sikh Family wedding Receptions around the UK and the west of the World.Our Popular Sikh wedding Dj Sukh noticed as cards were thrown in bins and on the floor. Even being touched by Dirty Hands. Maybe we all including us, need this education.We don’t need to argue or debate but just consider it for our self and the newly wed couples.
So this is a humble request to all Sangat – please do not print Gurbani in Gurmukhi font on your wedding cards, posters, Akhaand Paath invitations etc. When printing Gurbani in Gurmukhi font it’s the exact same form that is found within Siri Guru Granth Sahib ji Maharaaj and Gutka Sahibs, that we treat with utmost respect – the Gurbani that Singhs have and will die for to maintain the respect of.
Maybe write it in a English translation, example:
jaikaar keeou dhurumeeaa kaa paapee ko ddundd dheeoue
He honors the righteous and punishes the sinners. ||16||
Even just writing “Ik Oaan kaar” in Gurmukhi like so many people thoughtlessly do is disrespecting, as its the same format found on the first ang of Siri Guru Granth Sahib ji.
It’s the responsibility of every Sikh to ensure that respect for Gurbani is maintained – it is no group of peoples duty to ensure this. If every Sikh reminded our own friends and families that when they contact printers, poster makers, leaflet designers etc they shouldn’t print in Gurmukhi if the cards are going to be thrown away, then maybe our Guru would ensure we are all blessed.
One option is to contact your local Gurdwara for more advice.
Credit to Sikh Alert for the Info.