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SIKHS COMMUNITY FROM BARCELONA

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Nuria Maya

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Before entering the Gurdwara (the place of worship for Sikhs) everybody must take off their shoes, wash and cover their hair with a cloth. Observe the shadow of the carriage of the procession of ‘Nagar Kirtan’s’ celebration.
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Each Gurdwara has a main hall with a raised platform where the sacred book that the ‘Granthi’ reads is. A Granthi is not a priest but the reader/custodian of the sacred book.
IMG_4609_1-Carriage-man
This person is inside the carriage taking care of the book and waving a special fan called ‘chauri’ to purify and refresh the sacred book. The colour orange signifies solidarity and prosperity among the Sikhs.
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Boy practicing the ‘Sewa’ or ‘voluntary and selfless service’ that is one of the fundamental principles of the Sikhs to end the vanity, the selfishness and the pride. We can see the boy cleaning all the shoes of the community.
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The ‘Langar’ is the sacred community kitchen and everybody can eat and work there. This man is praying while is cooking the ‘Karah Prashad’, the sacred pudding of Sikhism.


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