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Sikh weddings regularly crashed by protesters objecting to mixed faith marriages watch
- 14-03-2013 01:39
- 14-03-2013 02:12
It really depends on how one defines the term 'marriage'. Is marriage a legal contract between two individuals or it is a connection formed between two individuals who are taking an oath on guru's teachings.
The marriage ceremony is carried out in the presence of ' Guru Granth Sahib', a living guru of sikhism. Below are some of the vows (including translation) that the marriage is based on.
"Har peh-larr-ee laav par-vir-tee karam drirr-aa-i-aa bal raam jeeo||
In the first round of the marriage ceremony, the Lord sets out His Instructions for performing the daily duties of married life.
Baanee breh-maa ved dharam drirr-hu paap tajaa-i-aa bal raam jeeo||
Rather than reciting hymns of the Vedic Brahman, embrace the righteous conduct and renounce sinful actions.
Dharam drirr-ahu har naam dhi-aav-hu simrit naam drirr-aa-i-aa||
Meditate on the Lord's Name; embrace and enshrine the contemplative remembrance of the Naam.
Satigur gur pooraa aa-raadh-hu sabh kilvikh paap gavaa-i-aa||
Worship and adore the Guru, the Perfect True Guru, and all your sins shall be dispelled.
Sehaj anand hoaa vadd-bhaa-gee man har har mee-thaa laa-i-aa||
By great good fortune, celestial bliss is attained, and the Lord seems sweet to the mind.
Jan kehai naanak laav peh-lee aa-ranbh kaaj rachaa-i-aa||1||
Servant Nanak proclaims that, in this, the first round of the marriage ceremony, the marriage ceremony has begun. ||1||
In my view, the husband and the wife are taking an oath (in the presence of guru's teachings). In other words, it is necessary for them to believe in such faith otherwise they will be showing disrespecting behavior towards the faith.
However, if two individuals are of different faith, the sikh religion does not stop them to marry each other and they can always do that in places other than Gurudwaras so why put gurudwaras in such position?Last edited by singh12; 14-03-2013 at 02:53.
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