Sant Baba Sohan Singh Ji (Malacca) May 23 - 25, 2014

Sant Baba Sohan Singh Ji (1902 - 1972) was the most highly respected Sikh missionary in Malaysia and Singapore. His selfless service to the community, leadership, exemplary life and teachings inspired and created a spiritual awakening amongst the Sikhs.


This week, you can witness the traditional religious event that commemorates the death of Sant Baba Sohan Singh Ji by the Sikh community in Melaka and by followers from Singapore, Thailand, Australia and Canada.

Every year, tens of thousands of Sikhs from all over the world gather for prayer in Melaka to remember him. Last year, 2013, more than 50,000 worshippers gathered at the Gurdwara Sahib Malacca between May 24 to May 26 for the Barsi Festival. During the festival, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib or the Sikh Holy Book will be recited from first word to the last word and the recitation will takes three days and two nights to complete.

There is a 465-pages book, titled Sant Baba Sohan Singh Ji of Malacca 1902 - 1972: His Life and Times ans is available from the Gurdwara Sahib Malacca/Sant Sohan Singh Ji Malacca Memorial Society at 150-A, Jalan Temenggong, 75000 Melaka.

On Saturday, 17 May 2014, the United Sikhs Malaysia, a NGO from the local
Sikh community, start to undertake a 300 km goodwill walk from Singapore and expected to reached Melaka on May 24 at around 6 p.m. The Singapore-Melaka walk is lead by Rishi Singh Randhawa from the Silat Road Gudwara Sahib. Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammudin Tun Hussein and Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Wira Ir. Idris Haron are invited to witness at the finishing line.

A prayer will also be conducted for the missing plane, MH370.

Built in 1925, the place was used as a place of worship by about 250 policemen of Punjabi descent who served in Melaka in the past.

See you there.

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