Desecretion of Gurudwara Dongmar in Sikkim continues

June 1, 2015

Guru Nanak visited Chungthang after Gurudongmar, Thanggu and Lachen. As he was seated downhill, he was flocked by locals. A demonic-attitude person could not bear people under his influence to go to the guru. In anger he rolled a huge boulder downwards. Guru Nanak stopped the rolling boulder with his stick and to address people climbed up the boulder. Since it had wet earth, his footprints got etched into the boulder. Seeing his miraculous escape more people thronged to him and requested for water and food items. Guru Nanak scratched the earth and a fountain appeared. He spread the rice he had and buried the banana leaves. Later there was rice and bananas all over. He planted the stick which became a magnificent tree. Assam Rifles later camped here and made a Gurdwara in 1970s at the place.

The present Gurdwara structure at Chungthang was built by officers of the Assam Rifles and Army personnel with the help of the local Lepcha tribe in the early eighties. The area was restricted to service personnel and local people due to its strategic location near the border with China from the early eighties to 2005. The Assam rifles were transferred in September 2004 raising problems for the upkeep for the the Gurdwara. Before moving out Assam Rifles handed over the Gurdwara complex to the gaon burha. It took 6 months before the ITBP came. Between this period the local lama in conjunction with the gaon burha (sarpanch) converted the boulder complex into Boddh complex and with the help of Tourism department twin boundary walls were constructed and all the signs of Guru Nanak were removed and were later attributed to Beja Guru as can be seen from the board.


Sikkim-Nanak Tang mound

Sikkim-Foot print of Guru Nanak

Sikkim-Mound at Chungthang Monestry where guru Nanak rested

Sikkim-gurudwara at Lachen

Sikkim-Sub. Major Bhullar

                                           Subedar Major Bhullar

Sikkim-Gurudwara in 1970

                                       Gurudwara in 1970

Sikkim-Nanak Lama gate

                                 Nanak Lama gate at Gurudwara

Sikkim-Foot prints of Guru Nanak on stone

                               Guru Nanak’s footprints on a stone

Sikkim-Spring created by Guru Nanak

                                         Spring in a stone created by Guru Nanak

Sikkim-Guru Nanak's stick which became a tree

                         Stick of Guru Nanak which is grown as a tree now

Sikkim-Name of Baba Nanak removed from main gate

Sikkim-Name of Baba Nanak removed from main gates

         Name of Guru Nanak ji is removed from main gates (see above two pictures)

Sikkim-A Tower is erected in gurudwara complex

                                       A tower is erected near gurudwara

Sikkim-wall erected between rice fields and Gurudwara

                  A wall is constructed in between Rice fields and the Gurudwara

Sikkim-Footsteps of Baba Nanak colured with yellow on stone

                                  The foot print of guru Nanak ji is colored in yellow

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At Chungthang entire stone complex converted as of Buddhist Veja Guru. The episode of Guru Nanak is now connected to Veja guru in place and a new board displayed to this effect. A wall has been created between Rice fields and Gurdwara. Bananas are not seen. A tower isERECTED along with the new Gurdwara. Name of Guru Nanak has been removed from main gate.

At Lachen, Robe, footprints and kamandal belonging to Guru Nanak are no more being shown to Sikhs.

At Gurudongmar, there was no monument or flag of any religion in 1970. Gurdwara and Nishan Sahib and a board giving details of Guru Nanak’s visit to the place came up in nineteen eighties. After 22 years, a yellow (Hindu) flag came up in 2002 and later a small box type Mandir wasERECTED seeing the visitors and large fund collection. The development was reported in ‘The Sikh Review’ May 2001 [20] issue. The photos show the situation in 2002 as published in Col Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal’s book, Amazing Travels of Guru Nanak, May 2002, and So Than Suhawa, 2002, published by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Sri Amritsar. Case was taken up by Col Grewal with President SGPC S. Gurcharan Singh Tohra, who took it up with the then Def Min George Fernandez. He told Army Chief not to disturb Gurdwara. Accordingly Mandir and flag were removed. But again in 2005, a Sarav Dharma Mandir was created by Army. As per report from Siliguri Gurdwara Committee Sikkim Govt took over the Gurdwara complex in 2007, in connivance with the Army Commander of Sukhna clandestinely and converted it to a Boddhi complex as can be seen in video. It is important to get a Gurdwara with independent identity and sanctity constructed at Gurudongmar for development of Sikhism. Baba Surinder Singh kar sewa wale is already eager to build this complex if given the signal.


[1] (a) ‘His journey to North was through the mountainous region of Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Nepal, Tibet, Sikkim, Bhutan and thence to China’, Introduction,(p. xiii), Travels of Guru Nanak, 1978, by Dr Surinder Singh Kohli, Punjab University, Chandigarh. (b) Amazing Travels of Guru Nanak, May 2002, Amazing travels of Guru Nanak, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Sri Amritsar

[2]‘fir(i) jai chadia sumer par siddh mandli dristi aaee,’ Var 1,  Paudi 28, (p.14) Varan Bhai Gurdas Ji (Bhai Gurdas, 1551-1636 A. D.), Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Sri Amritsar, Feb 1952, 2nd edition June 1964

[3] (a) Des Nepal, Sikkim Bhutan, Punha Himala pikhyo mahan, p.60, Sri Gur Panth Parkash, Bhai Gyan Singh Gyani (1824-1884), 1970, Bhasha Vibagh Punjab, Patiala, (b) Guru Nanak entered the territory of Nepal in 1514-15 from the border area of Utter Pradesh,(p.113) Nepal, pp.113-116, Travels of Guru Nanak, 1978, by Dr Surinder Singh Kohli, Punjab University, Chandigarh. (c) Col Dr Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal,  May 2002, Amazing Travels of Guru Nanak,  Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Sri Amritsar, pp.178-182

[4] (a) ‘It  was in 1514 that during his third journey in the Himalayas Guru Nanak made an incursion into Tibet’, (p.122), Tibet and China (pp.122-127) Travels of Guru Nanak, 1978, by Dr Surinder Singh Kohli, Punjab University, Chandigarh, (b) Col Dr Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal,  May 2002, Amazing Travels of Guru Nanak,  Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Sri Amritsar, pp.155-177

[5] (a) uthon age (from Nepal) Sikkim des Tamlang Shehar jo uthon di rajdhani si usde uttar vani ik pahadi par ja baithe…ethon Darjeeling, changathan nun dekh kanchan (kanchanjunga) parbat nun langh anek bastian pahadan da jhaka lai Bhutan des vich parves kita.’ (p. 215) Twareekh Guru Khalsa, 1892, by Giani Gian Singh, later published by Bhasha Vibhag  Punjab, Patiala (b)  ‘From Nepal Guru Nanak entered the territory of  Sikkim in A.D. 1514-1515’, (p.117), Sikkim (pp. 117-119) Travels of Guru Nanak, 1978, by Dr Surinder Singh Kohli, Punjab University Chandigarh. (c) Col Dr Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal,  May 2002, Amazing Travels of Guru Nanak,  Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Sri Amritsar, pp. 183-189

 [6] (a) Baba Nanak bhutant de des aya ‘, Sakhi Bhutant des ki’  Janamsakhi Guru Nanak Dev ji, B-40, 1733, edited by Piar Singh, 1974. Published by Guru Nanak Dev University, 2nd edition 1989, p. 124 (b) ‘The Guru entered the territory of Bhutan from Sikkim’,(p.120) Bhutan (pp.120-121), Travels of Guru Nanak, 1978, (c) Col Dr Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal,  May 2002, Amazing Travels of Guru Nanak,  Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Sri Amritsar, pp.190-195

[7] ‘Guru Nanak crossed into and out of Arunachal Pradesh thrice and visited most of the part.’ (p.196)  Arunachal Pradesh, (pp. 196-205), Col Dr Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal,  May 2002, Amazing Travels of Guru Nanak,  Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Sri Amritsar, pp. 196-205

[8] After visiting the major portion of China, the Guru returned to India via Sinkiang state.’ (p.127), , Travels of Guru Nanak, 1978, by Dr Surinder Singh Kohli, Punjab University, Chandigarh.

[9] (a)  ‘Al Lachen parbat te jai khade hoi’,  Janamsakhi Bhai Bala,1658, edited by Surinder Singh Kohli, Punjab University Publication  Bureau, Chandigarh, p.236, note 3.(b) Van Suwane,1990, by Lt Col Dalvinder Singh Grewal published by National Book Shop,pp.95-101,  (c) Amazing Travels of Guru Nanak,by Col Dr Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal, May 2002, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Sri Amritsar,p.186

[10] (a) During his apostolic sermons the guide uttered ‘Nanak’ ….He told us that a great personality called ‘Rimpoche Nanak Guru’ while on his way to Tibet had rested on this mound (in Chungthang)……sprinkled the rice all over the meadow and buried the banana packing in a corner. …We saw …sprouting golden yellow paddy…..clusters of banana trees.’ (p.231) Lt Colonel N.S. Issar, Sikh Review, Calcutta, Jan 1965. (b)  ‘There are only a few houses in Chungthang. The major features are the shrine of Guru Nanak and the Sikkim police post.’ S. Surinder Singh of Indian Defence Accounts Service, (pp. 234-235) Sikh Review, Feb-Mar 1970. (c) Guru Rimpoche in Chungthang Math. Dr Tarlochan Singh, Jan 1972, Jeevan Charitar Guru Nanak dev, Dilli Sikh Gurdwara Board, Dilli, p.289. (d) Col Dr Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal, May 2002, Amazing Travels of Guru Nanak, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Sri Amritsar, pp.196-197. Je swarg dekhna hai tan Sikkim dekho, p.122, by Col Dalvinder Singh Grewal, 1995, Sarvotam Punjabi Nibandh 1987-88, Bhasha Vibhag, Punjab.

[11]  Muguthang ton Guruji Lungnakla darra langh ke thanggu pahunche, jithe guru ji do din rahe. Guru ji di yad vich ethe pathar ute Guru ji da pairan da nishan si jis nun sadak banaon valian barud nal uda dita. (p. 100), Sikkim-jithe than than Guru Nanak ji di charan chhoh  lagi’, (p .95-101) in Van Suwane,1990, by Lt Col Dalvinder Singh Grewal published by National Book Shop,  Amazing Travels of Guru Nanak, May 2002, 197

[12]Ethon (Thanggu) Yongdi, Gaggong, Lukrep, Giagong hunde hoe Sora pahunche te ik vaddi jheel ‘ (Gurudongmaar) de kinare ruke Amazing travels of Guru Nanak,  Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Sri Amritsar. Pp. 186-187, Note: The footprints were later found in the bed of Teesta riverand preserved in Lachen Gompha.,’

 (p. 100) Sikkim– jithe than than Guru Nanak ji di charan chhoh  lagi’, (p . 95-101) in Van Suwane,1990,  by Lt col Dalvinder Singh Grewal, pub by National Book Shop Amazing Travels of Guru Nanak, May 2002, Amazing travels of Guru Nanak,  Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Sri Amritsar

[13] ‘(In Nepal) there are now two dharmsals in the memory of the visit of the Guru, one managed by Nirmalas and the other by udasis. The gurdwara is situated on the western bank of river Bishnumati’, (p.115 ) Travels of Guru Nanak, 1978, by Dr Surinder Singh Kohli, Punjab University, Chandigarh.

[14] Chungthang Gurdwara, (p.186-187), Sikkim, Amazing Travels of Guru Nanak, May 2002, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Sri Amritsar,

[15] Guru Dongmar Gurdwara, (p.185-186), Sikkim, Amazing Travels of Guru Nanak, May 2002, Amazing travels of Guru Nanak, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Sri Amritsar

[16] Menchukha  (PP.201-204), Gurdwara Arunachal Pradesh, Amazing Travels of Guru Nanak, May 2002, Amazing travels of Guru Nanak,  Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Sri Amritsar

[17] Guru Dongmar Gurdwara, (p.185-186), Sikkim, Amazing Travels of Guru Nanak, May 2002, Amazing travels of Guru Nanak, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Sri Amritsar

[18]  ‘Asa hath kitab kachh’, Bhai Gurdas (1551-1636 AD), Varan Bhai Gurdas, var 1, paudi 32, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Feb 1952, p. 16

[19] Karta ‘Sundri’ te ‘Rana Surat Singh (Bhai Vir Singh),  1955. Guru Nanak Chamtkar Utrardh (Dooja adh), jeevan Charitar Sahib Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Khalsa Samachar,Amritsar

[20] Col. Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal May 2001, Sikh Review: Sikkim’s Gurdwara “Guru Dongmar” Desecrated!

By viewing the reports on desecretion of Gurudwara Dongmar and other historical places commemorative to the visit of Guru Nanak in Himalayas, i find it very offensive as the Tibetans or the people of North-east deliberately making attempts to prove false the visit of guru Nanaak but the historical evidences and his name in folklores or in worship of locals is the biggest evidence of his (Guru Nanak’s) visit. Guru Nanak visited these areas and gave food to grow, water to drink and name of Lord Akal Purakh (almight God) to worship with the message of service to humanity  and distribute honest earnings with needy people.
So this message of him needs to be glorified and due respect be given to keep visits of his memory always alive.

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Either Subhash bose was unaware or he ignored brutalities on Indian POWs, rapes on Indian women of all ages in Andaman Nikobar Islands by Japanese

May 31, 2015

True story

Capt Man Mohan Singh ji formed INA in 1942 with these Indian POWs who were sent to death valley of New Guinea as punishment on denial of fighting with British army. The strength was not sufficient to fight on all borders in front. He wanted two hundred thousand strength of army soldiers but there were less then 40000 provided to him.

Japanese wanted Indian troops to fight on front line and Japanese at the back to support them. That means Indian fighting and killing Indians on both sides.

Capt. Man Mohan Singh refused to follow this strategy planned by Japanese army, then INA was dismantled and these soldiers Capt. Man Mohan Singh were sent to New guinea where they suffered as stated above in this article.

Subhash Bose was in Germany, he was invited and offered to take charge of INA which he gladly accepted. He travelled to japan by a Uboat and took charge of INA at Kaithe building in Singapore in july 1943.

The Japanese committed same atrocities on civilians in Andman Nikobar where they raped all women of these islands of all ages and killed the male inhabitants brutally. Dr. Diwan Singh, a Sikh Dr. and social worker raised his voice, he was 82 but killed brutally in Cellular jail. Subhash was there on that night in Andman. Either he was not informed or he ignored as reformed INA was on support of japanese army.

He must be aware of brutalities on Indian POWs in New Guinea, rapes on indian women of all ages and killing of male inhabitants in Andaman Nikobar Island by Japanese army but i never noticed any of his remark.

None of the Indian Prime Minister ever persuaded Japan to regret and apologize on atrocities upon indians in world war II by it’s army.


Ajmer kesri
By: Ajmer Singh Randhawa.

Desecration of Gurdwaras in Sikkim Part II ~ Interviews

May 30, 2015

 Inside Lachen Gompha displayoing of belongings of Baba Nanak

Lachen Gompha which now does not show the relics of Guru Nanak ji.


May 20, 2015 by Col Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal ~



Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal

Guru Nanak came to Lachen from Gurudongmar Lake through Thanggu. In between Thanggu & Lachen his footprints were on stone. These were blown off during road building and found in Teesta river and preserved in Lachen Gompha. Guru Nanak had left the royal robe presented to Him by King of Tibet for help in construction of Sakya Monastery. He also left his karmanadal. Karmandal, royal dress and footprints are preserved in this monastery which myself saw many times during my stay in Sikkim and later by S Harbhajan Singh Setia and numerous other groups of Sikhs who visited the gompha. This time these were not shown to us when we visited the monastery.

Lachen GomphaKamandal of Baba Nanak                           Kamandal of Baba Nanak ji

 Robes of baba Nanak at Lachen

                       Robe of Baba Nanak ji at Lachen Gompha

Foot marks of Baba Nanak                                       Foot marks of Baba Nanak ji

Robes of Baba Nanak at Lachen Gompha

                Robes of Baba Nanak ji being displayed at Lachen Gompha
Situation as on 02-05-2105

The Vastar (dress), kamandal (pot) and the footprints are not being shown to Sikh visitors since last three years.

Other places connected with Guru Nanak in Sikkim are Chhorten nyimala, Muguthang, Nakku la, Thanggu, Lachung, Phodong Gompha, Yumthang, Pyakochin and Gorala which could not be developed due to raised controversy.

Records of Some Interviews



Lachen Gompha July 1988

DSG: Whom do you worship in this Gompha?

Head lama: We worship Guru Rimpoche, whom you call Guru Nanak.

DSG: Did Guru Nanak come to this place (Lachen)?

Head Lama: I am not good at Hindi. Pointing to a boy stsanding next : This boy knows both Hindi and Tibetan.

Through the boy interpreter


DSG: Did Guru Nanak come to this place (Lachen)?

Head lama: Guru Nanak visited this and other places in Sikkim as per our records in religious books in Tibetan. He came from Tibet….. Guru Nanak helped Tibetan king in preserving Sakya monastery in Tibet. King presented the robe. (He points to the robe in blue and red preserved in glass case). We worship Guru Nanak’s idol (he shows an idol about 6 feet) placed on sanctum santorum. We have his footmarks on stone (He shows foot marks)

DSG: Where did you get these foot prints of Guru Nanak?

Head lama: These were on a stone by the side of Teesta river. These were blown off during road construction and fell into river and I later searched it out and placed it here.

DSG: Any other places connected with Guru Nanak?

Head Lama: There is a hot spring created by Guru Nanak near Jaure Bridge about 6 km from here. He visited Thanggu, Chungthang, Lachung and Phodong. His hand marks are at Gnalung and Thanggu on a big boulders. He came here from Tibet through Muguthang valley and visited Gurudongmar, Gagong and Thanggu. From here he went to Munsithang, Chungthang, Phodong, back to Chungthang, Yumthang and entered Yoksom where Tibetan Army is now camping enroute to Bhutan. He went to around 100 places in Sikkim. There is a place called Cheedang (Kidang) about 6 km North of Muguthang where his hand mark can be seen.

DSG: Tashi Dille

Head Lama: Tashi dille



Intelligence Office, Thanggu Oct. 1987

DSG: Will you please tell me as to what all places in Sikkim did Guru Nanak Rimpoche go?

JKB: He came to Sikkim from Tibet via Nakula and visited Gnalung where he rested. The area was very foggy and soggy and looked as if it is like hell hence Guru Nanak called it hell because Gnalung in Tibetan means ‘Valley of hell’.

Therefrom, he visited the Muguthang valley. There a Rakshash (demon) known as Rambha used to reside in the valley. He was harassing the human beings and the cattle. Guru Nanak found him to be destructive and powerful and considered bringing him to True Path. The demon came to know about Guru Nanak’s intention and also his powers. He changed his shape to various forms but could not escape from Guru Nanak’s view. He became a tiger, an eagle, a fish and a rat turn by turn but Guru Nanak followed him throughout. Seeing this, he hid under a huge boulder thinking that he was out of the reach of Guru Nanak. Guru Nanak waited close to the boulder and started playing with two big boulders as if the children play with small pebbles. Rambha saw this from the hole he was hiding in. He came out to look at the play closely. Seeing this, Guru Nanak took out the weapon which, in Tibetan we call Phurba (ceremonial dagger) and threw at the demon. This destroyed the right eye of the demon. Rambha fell on Guru Nanak’s feet. Guru Nanak advised him not to trouble human beings. Ramba took an oath never to trouble any human being or animal thereafter. He requested the Guru for the third eye which Guru granted him. Redeeming him, he proceeded further. From Muguthang he reached Thanggu area via Lungnakla and stopped at the Chopta bridge. You might have seen a chorten (monument) close to the bridge where a small rivulet flows in the form of a snake. Guru Nanak’s handmarks are available at Gnalung. From Thanggu, Guru Rimpoche went to Chungthang and had his lunch. He went to Chungthang via Lachen. I also have the information from the local people and the Thanggu Lama who has most of the details. At Chungthang, Guru Nanak threw rice at the place close to where he was sitting. In Sikkim initially, we have had rice at that the place only and nowhere else in the entire Lachen and Lachung valleys.

From Chungthang Guru Nanak proceeded to Lachung. In the area of Bichhu there used to be a very dangerous demon. This evil spirit was more powerful than that at Chungthang. In order to redeem this evil spirit, Guru Nanak followed him up to the jungles and caught it. He took out the tongue of this evil spirit and ordered to worship the True Lord by being quiet.

Guru Nanak also visited Guru Dongmar. The people had lot of problems regarding water as all the lakes used to get frozen and people had no water to drink. They projected their problems to the Guru, who hit the water with a stick. The place where he hit never freezes. The water is also blessed by the Guru. The men and women, who do not have children and take it, are blessed with a child. Now a fair is organised every year by the local people on the lake area in honour of Guru Nanak’s visit.


By Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal

An Interview Taken In Oct. 1987

Chhimed Rigdzin Rimpoche, a 68 year old Lama, is considered as the only lineage holder and reincarnation of Nunden Dorje (Undeposed Powerful Thunderbolt), the foremost disciple of Buddh Sakyamuni. He is also recognised as the re-incarnation of Kyo-Chung Ltasa’s Body. Nanam Dorje Dudjom’s Speech and Guru Padamsambhava’s Mind. He was made in charge of the 12 Gomphas (monastaries) in the Eastern Tibet at the age of 4 and has been controlling these even in 1958. After having migrated to India in 1958, he helped to establish the Tibetan Government in exile and refugee children village and handicraft centre. He recently retired after 25 years as the head on the Indo-Tibetan Studies Department of Vishva Bharti University Shantiniketan in West Bengal and is a Lama of high standing with in the Nyingma/Karmapa school of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. He is also an accomplished Yogi and has taught many religious students in Europe and America. His interest is in Guru Nanak as one of the Guru Rimpoche on Nyingma/Karmapa sect. He has translated Japuji in Tibetan in consultation with the renowed scholar Rahul Sankratyan. He went on a visit to China and Tibet to deliver sermons and agreed to trace out the route of Guru Nanak’s travels in China and Tibet. I interviewed him during his visit to North Bengal University where his son U.C. Lama (a friend of mine) is a professor in the University. The extracts of the interview are produced :-

(DSG : DS Grewal, CRR : Chhimed Rigdzin Rimpoche, UCL?


DSG: Would you tell me something about your life?

CRR: Though my name is Chimmed Riangdzen Rimpoche, but my more common name is CR Lama. I was born in East Tibet in 1922 and recognised as reincarnation in 1925 when I was just 4 years old. I was born poor and my parents never expected that I will ever be honoured with such a great honour. During my recognition when Guru Rimpoche Sulthun Sumbhu, head of the local monastary indicated my being the reincarnation of Ninden Dorje, number of other children of my age belonging of richer families were brought before the counsel for consideration as reincarnation as the rich and the authorities did not want that I, son of a poor man, should be declared as the reincarnation of such an exalted Rimpoche. About 200 Lamas tested our virtues and recommended me. Finally 5 Head Lamas each from central and eastern Tibet tested me and found me to be the true re-incarnation. I was first recognised by the Realised Master Tulku Tsurlo and later by nine other lamas which included the thirteenth Dalai Lama. Three very special tang-rils (divinations) were performed in which various names were written on paper and placed inside dough balls. At each of these tang-rils the only name to remain floating in the water bowl was my name. These tang-rils were performed in three highly auspicious places to guarantee their complete efficacy in front of Jowo Statue (the most ancient statue in Tibet) in the Jor-khang temple in Lhasa and before the assembly of Lamas engaged in powerful Protector Rites at the Khordong Gompha (place of meditation). Finally I was declared as reincarnation and exalted Nunden Dorje.

DSG: Do you believe in reincarnation?

CRR: Don’t you believe in 84 lakh jonies?

DSG: Do you still believe in miracles?

CRR: Yes I will ask you to listen to a chapter from my own life. At the age of 9, I took a stone in my left hand and squeezed it thereby altering its shape. I being naughty as a child, used to be locked inside my room but due to my magical abilities, was always able to escape without breaking the door or lock. At the age of 10, I discovered two important volumes of Terma and an iron Terma box.

DSG: We Sikhs don’t believe in miracles.

CRR: But Guru Nanak has shown number of miracles. He stopped a falling boulder in Punjab; he rotated Mecca; he also directed a poor man to the treasure in the Bhutan. In Tibet he subdued demons with miracles, In Kokonoor he found treasure from lake.

DSG: Did Guru Nanak visit Tibet?

CRR: Yes, he did. He went to Mansarovar, he went to Lhasa, he went to Kokonoor lake, he visited Samya and Saakya monasteries.

DSG: How can you say this?

CRR: We worship Nanak Lama in all our monastries and have installed his statues. We mention him in our prayers, we have mention of Guru Nanak in our books. I have also translated Japuji in Tibetan.

DSG: What all routes did he adopt while visiting Tibet?

CRR: The route I can’t tell exactly. But what I heard is that Guru Nanak or Nanak Lama or Guru Rimpoche as we call him, came from Rawalsar through Durang in Himachal Pradesh and visited Mansarovar and Kailash where he held discussions and created a great impression on local people and the saints. From Mansarovar he went to India probably and through Nepal crossed again to Tibet. He had visited Sakya monastery and other adjoining areas. To my mind, he came to Sikkim from Sakya monastery and went to Bhutan and to Lhasa through Tawang. Hand written script of Guru Nanak is stated to be preserved in Lhasa. He also visited Kokonoor lake, a sacred lake now in inner Mangolia. In Tibet he is known as Nanak Lama, Guru Rimpoche and also Guru Guopka Maharaj. He visited Samya Monastery also probably on return from Tibet. En route, he is stated to have visited Gokakula peak where even vultures cannot reach.

DSG: Do the people in Tibet know about his visit?

CRR: Yes, I keep on visiting China and Tibet. There they mention about it.

DSG: Do you mean that he visited China also?

CRR: Yes. That is what I heard but I cannot say definitely. Guru Rimpoche had great powers.

DSG: When did you translate Japuji in Tibetan?

CRR: I translated it in 1956-57 with the help of Rahul Sankratyan.

DSG: Did you get it published?

CRR: Not yet. I am eager to publish it but presently the manuscript is left at Shantiniketan where I taught for sometimes as Head of Tibetan Department.

DSG: I will be eager to get it published. Will you be able to get it by May-June?

CRR: I will try. Presently I am to go to Germany and then to China and Tibet. On return, I will give it to you.

DSG: Thanks, Tashi Dille

CRR: Welcome again, Sat Sri Akal.


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Ajmer Singh Randhawa.

Death of 39 Punjabis in Iraq by ISIS confirmed, Harjit Masih -the loan survivor discloses.

May 15, 2015

I feel very upset on disclosure of death of 39 Punjabis in Iraq on hands of brutal ISIS. Harjit Masih – the lone survivor has disclosed this very sad truth at the residence of Bhagwant Mann.
I remember bhagwant Mann had assured that he will bring back these punjabis safely to india, he made efforts too but Indian govt, saved only Nurses of Kerala and left our children on mercy of ISIS to be killed.
Indian govt. is fully responsible for their brutal killing as no effort ever made for their safe return. The animosity which was soown by Nehruvians with Sikhs is continued till deat despite change of rule from Congress to BJP. The face is changed but not the system like British transferred power to majority Hindus and our status remained the same, we were slaves in British rule and again we are slaves as majority rules.
Sushma Swaraj. indian minister of foreign affairs too lied with Punja and kept the nation in dark on the hostage of punjabi boys. She kept assuring the families of these hostage youths of their safety. It shows all her (govt. of india’s) intelligence failed or deliberately kept away from this issue.
I can only condemn Modi and his cabinet and curse them from depths of my soul that they may feel thuis agony in near future, only that may heel our wounds given by irresponsible cabinet of Modi.

Ajmer kesri

Ajmer Singh Randhawa.

See the disclosure report as follows;

India did nothing for these punjabi hostages and left them on their fate and mercy of ISIS. They liberated Nurses of Kerala but Punjabis were left to die.

All Punjabis dead, claims survivor

The fate of the Indians remains unknown almost a year after being kidnapped by ISIS ultras
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First-person account
Harjit Masih, Iraq survivor
On abducted youths
I along with other youths was kidnapped by ISIS militants near Irbil in Iraq on June 11. We were blindfolded. They kept changing our location. After four-five days, they took us to some hilly area and shot at us. A bullet brushed past my leg. I posed as if I was dead. It was a horrifying sight. I can still hear the shrieks of my friends who were shot. I could see any of them alive.

Bhagwant Mann and Harjit Masih                MP Bhagwant Mann and Harjit Masih-the loan survivor.
His escape from ISIS
I kept lying among the bodies for more than an hour. Later, a car carrying some youths from Bangladesh rescued me. They told me to tell everyone that I am a Muslim from Bangladesh. I stayed with them for a few days and then approached the company I worked with. I was later handed over to Indian Embassy officials who brought me to India in July.
‘Detention’ in India
On my return, I was not allowed to meet anyone. They (officials) made me talk to my family over a mobile phone, which they took back immediately. I was kept in Greater Noida, Gurgaon and other places in and around New Delhi I was recently sent to Dharamsala in Himachal.
His ‘second’ escape
I escaped from Dharamsala and reached my village, but did not announce my arrival to anyone. The officials repeatedly kept calling at the mobile phone of one of my friends, who knew about the entire episode. They told him to bring me back to Delhi. I then approached Bhagwant Mann,Aam Aadmi Party MP from Sangrur.
Also in this section…/all-punjabis-dead-…/80554.html


Sushma Swaraj


Refuting survivor Harjit Masih’s claim about the killing of Indian hostages by the Islamic State, family members of Jalandhar residents ­ who are missing in Iraq since June 2014 ­ said they were sure about the well-being of their kin.

Usha Rani, wife of Surjit Mainka, said, “We are in New Delhi. Union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has assured us that according to her sources, all 39 Indians are safe and constant efforts are being made by the government to evacuate them from the war-torn country. We have faith in the government. Masih is lying.”

Manjeet Kaur, another local resident whose husband Dawinder Singh is stuck in Iraq, also refuted Masih’s claim. “I have faith in God and my prayers. I know that my husband is fine. The minister has given us an assurance.”


HOSHIARPUR: Parwinder Singh, whose brother Kamaljit Singh is among the missing men, said, “We are devastated. We do not know whom to believe. The external affairs minister assured us on Thursday that the men are safe and the government was making efforts to trace them. But Masih is claiming otherwise.”

Parwinder took part in the sit-in at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to press the government to step up diplomatic efforts. Kamaljit’s wife Harwinder also refused to accept Masih’s claim, saying that she would not lose hope till she got concrete evidence that her husband was no more.

Masih’s revelation, however, has shaken the faith of Jaitpur resident Anita Rani, who has not heard from her husband Gurdip Singh since June 15 last year. “I do not want to believe him (Masih), but a part of what he said on TV appears to be true,” said a sobbing Anita, a mother of two. “We are living in the hope that one day the government will trace our kin, but it is dwindling now,” she said.


AMRITSAR: Gurpinder Kaur, whose brother Manjinder Singh is missing in Iraq, said, “I have heard what Harjit Masih has said on TV, but I will comment only after I meet him. I want to first meet Masih immediately and hear the entire sequence of events.”

On what she expected from the Union government now, Gurpinder, who has been leading the fight on behalf of various families, said, “I will talk about what the government should do only after meeting Harjit.”

Manjinder Singh hails from Bhoewal village in Amritsar district.

Who is responsible for their death if not india for it’s negligence?

Sikkim’s Gurdwara “Guru Dongmar” desecrated by Indian army, forcefully converted into a place of worship for all faiths.

May 14, 2015

It’s reported by the team which recently visited this Sikh shrine; 

The team found no Parkash orSukhasan or prayers as per rehat maryada. People entered even bare-headed. Smoking etc. is not banned. Gurdwara’s independent identity and sanctity do not exist anymore…

GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI——-The presiding deity (GURU) of the Sikh faith is called ADI GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI.

It represents the inspired or revealed Word of God, and all worshipers while entering the Sikh Gurudwara, bow to it, make to it offering of money and sacred food, recite it to seek blessings and hear its pronouncements with deep faith. This is kept wrapped in Silken or other valueable robes, is constantly waved over with a fly-whisk and installed under an ornate canopy. All in its presence must squat in the prayerful posture called in India Padmaasan (the lotus posture ) and never sit on a or any elevated seat. All these are the distinctive marks of venetration shown to royalty. As a matter of fact, the assembly in a Sikh worship place called Gurudwara is known as a Darbaar or Court, and the mystic holy Presence refered to as Mahaaraj (Great king).


Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji enlightened in a Sikh Gurudwara (Place of worship).

As per Sikh code of conduct, the parkash (enlightement) of Sikh holy Scripture Guru Granth Sahib ji can not be enlightened where the idols placed, Hawan performed, Counch blown or Holy mantras of other faith are recited or Namaj is offered but in this Sarv Dharm Sthal (place of worship for all faiths) the Guru Granth Sahib ji is enlightened by violating Sikh code of conduct and orders of 10th Guru of Sikh religion who bestowed Guru granth Sahib ji as next Guru of Sikh religion after him.

Read full report here;

Gurudwara DongmarSikh Gurudwara converted into Sarv Dharam sthal (Place of all faiths).

A team consisting of Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal, S. Harbhajan Singh Setia and his son Gurwinder Singh Setia industrialists from Delhi, Dy CE SPS Grewal, Er. Jaspal Singh and Principal Gurcharan Kaur from Ludhiana and Tejwant Singh of Aaj Tak from Amritsar visited Gangtok, Chungthang, Guru Dongmar and Dhubri from 01 May to 8 May 2015. Some members of the team have been connected with these institutions since 1970.

Col Dr Grewal was posted as an Army Officer in Sikkim as Lt. in 1970-1971 and Lt Col from 1987-1992 and was involved in construction and development of these Gurdwaras and having written three books and numerous articles on Guru Nanak after detailed research and regular visits to these places. S Harbhajan Singh Setia, now 84 years old, has been regularly visiting the place since 1992 and has been watching and reporting the gradual conversion.

The team got a shock when it found no Gurdwara or Nishan Sahib at Gurdwara Gurudongmar Sahib. Instead it found it converted into a Budhist complex now. Similarly at Lachen Gompha Guru Nanak’s robe (chola sahib) footprints and vessel (kamandal) were not being shown to visiting Sikhs since last three years. These were regularly shown earlier. At Chungthang the main complex connected with Guru Nanak including the stone, fountain and footprints of Guru Nanak and the rice fields are now barricated from Gurdwara and the complex is being controlled by Lepcha Lamas. A huge tower is constructed close to the Gurdwara affecting its sanctity.

The ground reality as compared with the past knowledge of the team is presented here with the help of videos and photographs and the historical facts as available in the texts.

Historical Records show that during his journeys to the Himalayas and the Far East, including China, Guru Nanak visited all these states around 1516 AD. This itinerary is found recorded in Janam Sakhi Bhai Bala; Janam Sakhi, Walait Wali; Janam Sakhee Meharban; Janam Sakhee B-40; Suchak Parsang by Bhai Behlo; Mahima Parkash by Baba Sarup Chand; Parchian Sewa Das; Nanak Prakash by Bhai Santokh Singh; Nanak Parkash, Twarikh Guru Khalsa and Gurdham Prakash by Gyani Gian Singh; Guru Khalsa Twareekh by Giani Lal Singh (Sangrur); Jeevan Charit Guru Nanak Dev ji by Dr. Trilochan Singh; Travels of Guru Nanak by Dr. Surinder Singh (Kohli); Atlas of Travels of Guru Nanak by Dr Fauja Singh and Kirpal Singh; Guru Nanak’s Travels to Himalayan and East Asian Region, Amazing Travels of Guru Nanak, So Than Suhawa and Van Suwane by Dr. Dalvinder Singh (Grewal) (the author), and a host of other researchers. Though Janamsakhis and other contemporary material are vague about the names of the places, yet they are specific about Al-Lachen and Bhutan Des which are specially mentioned in these Janamsakhis.

As per historical records Guru Nanak travelled to North during his third udasi [1]. He visited Sumer [2] Nepal [3] Tibet [4] Sikkim [5] Bhutan [6] Arunachal Pradesh [7] Burma and China [8]. In Sikkim, he visited Lachen [9] Chungthang [10] Thanggu [11] and Gurudongmar [12] among other places. Gurdwaras were constructed in Nepal [13], Chungthang [14], Gurudongmar [15] and Menchukha [16] to commemorate his visit to these places.

Record of visit of Guru Nanak to Sumer in Tibet by Bhai Gurdas (1551-1636 AD) [2] and to Sikkim by Giani Gian Singh (1824-1884 A.D) are some of the oldest records found so far. [5]

Guru Nanak visited the place in 1516 A.D. His visit to Kanchanjunga Hill area is found recorded by Giani Gian Singh. ‘uthon age (from Nepal) Sikkim des Tamlang Shehar jo uthon di rajdhani si usde uttar vani ik pahadi par ja baithe…ethon Darjeeling, chungathan nun dekh kanchan (kanchanjunga) parbat nun langh anek bastian pahadan da jhaka lai Bhutan des vich parves keeta.’ “Next (from Nepal) he moved to Tamlang the then capital of Sikkim and sat in the hills in the north. Having seen Darjiling and  Chungthan he crossed over to Kanchanjunga hills complex (Gurudongmar is within the Kanchanjunga hill complex and viewing many settlements and hills, he entered Bhutan.) (Giani Gian Singh Giani) (p. 215) Twareekh Guru Khalsa, 1880 [5] In the plateau close to Kanchenjunga the yak graziers approached Guru Nanak with a request, that: “they do not find water in winter as it gets frozen all over, temperature falling down to minus 35 degrees. He hit the frozen lake by the side of Kanchanjanga [17] with his stick which he always carried during his journeys.[18] Lo! The ice broke never to be frozen again displaying crystal clear water. Since then the water of the lake is stated to never freeze.

The lake and the hill feature atop have come to be known as Gurudongmar Lake and hill respectively. The same names are found recorded in the ancient maps prepared by the British in nineteenth century. Some grazers projected another problem to Guru Nanak. Due to the effect of altitude, their virility was affected. They requested the Guru to do something about it. Guru Nanak blessed the lake, saying, “Whosoever takes the water of this lake will gain virility and strength and will be blessed with children.” The people of the area have firm faith in Guru’s words and consider the water of the lake as nectar. A Gurdwara was constructed in the eighties to commemorate Guru Nanak’s visit to the place. We used to trek to Gurudongmar then, after travelling from Chungthang on foot, covering the distance in six days. The local people of the area and Lamas of Karma-pa Nying-ma-pa Sect confirm Guru Nanak’s visit to these areas. The Lamas from these areas have been visiting Golden Temple, Amritsar, regularly to pay obeisance to their beloved Guru Rimpoche, Guru Nanak, also known as ‘Nanak Lama in their areas.[15] A board earlier displayed near the Gurdwra narrated this all.

His contact with Siddhas and Lamas has also been recorded by Giani Gian Singh [5] who wrote: “Crossing the great river which branches into Brahmputra and Kosi, Guru Nanak went into the land of Lamas. This area is between China, Tibet and Kailash and populated by Buddhists. They worship Guru Nanak like God.’ (p.217) Bhai Vir Singh [19] wrote ‘There are four gomphas on the four sides of Mansarovar, which have idols of Guru Nanak along with Buddha and other saints.’ (p.141) Bhai Didar Singh who stayed in Simla and Tibet area spoke to him, “In the Tibet border and Gartok, signs of Guru Nanak’s visit to Tibet, propagating Naam and giving life to people are found. In Tibet two types of Lamas live (a) The followers of Mahatma Buddha who recite ‘Om mnai padme hum’….(b) The others who recite “Om Bhadra Guru, Parama siddhi hunn.” Bhadra means the great. These Lamas keep hair on their head and wear a sip bangle and a small kirpan. They have Guru Nanak’s idol in their gompha temples. They make Chhortens all along the road where they keep Guru Nanak’s idols. The Lama of Lipa, Devi Ram who was a great scholar, when asked about Bhadra Guru, explained, “Bhadra Guru is the one who converted bitter reetha into sweet, who defeated Siddhas, whose light was in ten forms……’ Where did you read about the Guru’s ten forms?” He replied, “I have read records on Bhoj Patras (writings on leaves) in Tibetan language. All these details are given there.” ‘These Lamas do not like those who smoke and also the Kanpatta yogis.’ (pp.141-143)

As per Travels of Guru Nanak by Dr Surinder Singh Kohli (p.116) [1] Major MS Kohli (of Everest fame) visited Thyngboche monastery in 1964. He was shown several idols of venerable gurus and incarnate Lamas and one of the idols was that of Guru Rimpoche which is the Tibetan name for Guru Nanak. His holiness the incarnate Lama (Head lama) told him that some writings of the great Guru were also preserved in his personal possession.

Lieut Colonel I S Issar’s article in Sikh Review in 1965 entions: “At Chungthang….around a glittering Chorten a red robed Lama came out briskly…He had a bell in his hand and he rang it with a wide sweep of vigour….Behind the Chorten where the Lama appeared. Behind the Chorten where the Lama had appeared was a mound of solid black rocks about 30 feet high and 100 feet in diameter located in the center of the meadow at the back of the village. Surprisingly it supported two huge trees at the top to give a deep cool shade and a trickling spring at its base was oozing cold refreshing drink. Was not it a traveler’s abode! Is the Nature not strangely considerate! ………During his apostolic sermons the guide uttered Nanak, which pricked our ears. We were now alert and all composed to decipher each word. He told us that a great personality called Rimpoche Nanak Guru while on his way to Tibet had rested on that mound. The Guru had brought his rice meal packed in banana leaves, as is the custom even today in banana growing areas. The two commodities were unknown to the hill folks. Guru having noticed their inquisitiveness bestowed them with a share of this strange cereal. They displayed forethought and instead of eating it sprinkled the rice over the meadow and buried the banana packing in a corner. Today the village harvests a rich crop of rice and bananas. As it was crop season, we had the unique opportunity and privilege of seeing Guru Nanak’s gift to the inhabitants of that unknown and God-forsaken part of the world, sprouting golden yellow paddy. We also saw clusters of banana trees, but no fruit probably we were off banana season. We were wonder struck to see this strange phenomenon of rice and banana in the land of maize and apple. Is it not a miracle?

Nearly a year prior to this I was confronted with an identical issue. I had gone to Jelpa La, a historic pass to the southeast of Nathu La, which connects Tibet with West Bengal, skirting around eastern boundary of Sikkim and through Kalimpong. …… My thoughts were broken when startled by the soft steps of an approaching Lama. He had defied all artificial barriers and in the quest of solace had trespassed into India to unite with Buddha with the grace of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His interrogation was not possible, as we did not understand each other, however a search produced few idols of certain deities, which always formed a part of every Lama’s prayer kit. ……..One of the statues was a miniature of Guru Nanak of Amritsar. This was the only part of the lengthy speech, which I understood. …….. Next morning we left for Lachung. …… The moment Head Lama Sri Gelong Chang Chube at Lachung Gumpa finished with his introductory talk about the monastery; I dragged him to the subject of “mound in Chunthang village”. He spoke fairly good Hindi; hence there was no room for conjectures. He gave the name of the saint who visited that area as “Rimpoche Nanak Guru of Punjab”. He also confirmed the legend of rice and banana plantation. He confessed that he was unaware of any written record, but he confirmed that the myth was a firm belief amongst the locals. He further gave details about the Guru’s journey.

S. Surinder Singh of Indian Defence Accounts Service wrote in Sikh Review, ‘There are only a few houses in Chungthang. The major features are the shrine of Guru Nanak and the Sikkim police post. (pp. 234-235) Sikh Review, Feb-Mar 1970.

The great Siddhacharyas who introduced Buddhism into Tibet and China are known as Guru Rimchope or Precions Teacher He is called the Lotus born and his spiritual birth is connected with the Holy Pond around Golden Temple, Amritsar. (Bhikshu Sangahrishite: A Survey of Buddhism) As quoted by Dr Tarlochan Singh in Life History of Guru Nanak.

This researcher visited almost all the Himalayan region and has recorded interviews with Lamas who mentioned that they worship the idol of Guru Nanak in their Gomphas (temples) and know that Guru Nanak visited all these Himalayan regions. Some of these interviews were published in his books, Guru Nanak’s Travels to Himalayan and East Asian Region (National Book Shop) and Amazing Travels of Guru Nanak (SGPC). Head Lamas of Chungthang and Lachung confirmed to Major Issar that Guru Nanak visited the area. Lamas of Lachen, Thanggu, Chungthang and Lachung confirmed to this researcher in 1987-1990 that Guru Nanak visited, Chhorten Nymala, Muguthang, Thanggu, Gurudongmar, Lachen, Luchung, Phodong and Gora La in Sikkim, while Lama of Zimithang and Segang told about his visit to Arunachal Pradesh. All these were published in Sikh Review in series from 1987 onwards and later published in four books. Head Lama of Lachen had been showing the robe, footsteps and kamandal of Guru Nanak from 1987 onwards till just three years back.

The Gurdwara was constructed after full inquiries from head lamas of Buddhist monasteries (gomphas) at Fudong, Chungthang, Lachen, Lachung and Thangu and all the local people, and with their active help. The author of this article crosschecked the above details given by various lamas from over fifty elderly people of the area. Lachen lama even promised to show the old records preserved with him that had an account of Guru Nanak’s visit to the area. Staying as an “Observation Post Officer” at the height adjoining the lake, for over three months in 1987 and later in other areas adjoining, the author oversaw the development of the Gurdwara. People from all religions thronged the lake and the Buddhists had their regular fair on the lake.

They always paid obeisance at the Gurdwara with reverence. There was no question of any ill will. A Hindu temple was constructed in 1989 touching the Gurdwara, but was removed soon after mutual consultations. Thereafter everything remained cordial till 1994, as regularly watched by this author, who was operative in Sikkim and remained in touch with the Gurdwara till then. Later too, groups of Sikh pilgrims inspired by this author kept on visiting the gurdwara yearly without caring for the great hardships they had to face during the travel. They had all the goodwill of the local people and have sweet remembrance of their treatment.

Now to say that Padmsambhava visited the places and not Guru Nanak appears to be an after-thought. One of Lepcha asked “What for Guru Nanak came so far a distance from Punjab?’ Researcher’s answer was: “You are quoting it to be Padmasambhava who came here. He too came from Punjab little farther from Guru Nanak’s home. What for did he too come such a long distance?” I told him further: “Guru Nanak did not visit Tibet or China alone; he visited entire India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Arab countries and even part of Europe to give the message of Truth, equality, fraternity and Unity in God. His followers are world over and include Lamas, Hindus, Muslims and Christians in addition to Sikhs. He is being worshipped in all Karmapa sect Gomphas as Nanak Rimpoche or Bhadra Guru.” He was astonished.

Desecration of Gurdwaras in Sikkim has been done sequentially, initially by some Hindu fanatics and later by Lepcha Buddhists.

Lake view

Sikh pilgrims at lake Gurudwara Dongmaar (Daang-maar)

Gurdongmar lakePilgrims and locals bathing in holy lake at Gurudwara Dongmaar.

Dongmar lake

                  Wide lake view of Gurudwara Dongmaar.

Gurudongmar lake-Sikkim

                                 Lake view of Gurudwara Dongmaar.

Sarv-dharm-sthalA picture showing Sikh Gurudwara focefully converted into a worship place of all faiths by Indian army.

descretion in Gurudwara Dongmar Sikkim.

In March 2001, Sardar Harbhajan Singh Setia and 14 other Sikhs reported that the religious sanctity of the historic Sikh Gurdwara constructed to commemorate Guru Nanak’s visit has been changed to a Sarva Dharma Mandir and idols have been placed inside the sanctum sanctorum along with Guru Granth Sahib earlier installed in 1987. [19].

Desecration of Gurudwara Dongmar in Sikkim-1

Desecration of Gurudwara Dongmar in Sikkim-5

Later in 2007 onwards Lepcha Boddhis managed to get the control into civil hands and changed it into a Boddhi complex. Nishan sahib was removed in 2007 which was then replaced by Boddhi flag. Seeing pressure from devotees, no flag was displayed later.

Desecration of Gurudwara Dongmar in Sikkim-2

Desecration of Gurudwara Dongmar in Sikkim-3

The details of Guru Nanak’s visit to Gurudongmar was written on a board. Now this board has been replaced by a new board showing that it was Guru Padmasambhva who broke the ice with stick (not Guru Nanak).

The Nishan Sahib flag too has been removed. Sri Guru Granth Sahib is kept packed in a Palki in a room with some Buddhist and Hindus idols/paintings duly displayed along with.

The team found no Parkash or Sukhasan or prayers as per rehat maryada. People entered even bare-headed. Smoking etc. is not banned. Gurdwara’s independent identity and sanctity do not exist anymore…

Desecration of Gurudwara Dongmar in Sikkim-4The Gurdwara was constructed after full inquiries from head lamas of Buddhist monitories (gomphas) at Fudong, Chungthang, Lachen, Lachung and Thangu and all the local people, and with their active help.

In view of the above, it is recommended that:

  1. a) The sanctity of the place be restored immediately.
  2. b) If at all there is any dispute, it may be settled amicably making the Sikhs a party.
  3. c) Gurdwara being a historical place, SGPC must get the gurdwara registered under its own wings, The management of the Gurdwara be placed under the Silliguri Gurdwara Management Committee, with representatives of Sikhs from Sikkim; local lamas from

Thangu, Lachen and Chungthang; Sikkim Government and Army. Army should be requested to run the gurdwara on behalf of this committee till alternate arrangements are made.

  1. d) The places connected with Guru Nanak’s visit to Sikkim should be declared as places of religious and tourist interest, and developed accordingly. This will certainly be a great source of tourism development for Sikkim in general and the area in specific, as has happened in Uttrakhand areas adjoining Hemkunt Sahib.
  1. e) The Sikkim government and the Army authorities should relax the permission procedures to visit the area. Rather than discouraging and obstructing them, they should assist the pilgrims to visit the area – as is being done in the case of Amarnath yatra in Kashmir.

Courtesy : Col. Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal*

* 964, Sector 65, Phase XI, Sahibzda, Ajit Singh Nagar,Chandigarh. 160 062. Email:

To be continued,

Ajmer kesri

Promoted by: Ajmer Singh Randhawa.

Sikh Human Rights Group Launches Boycott – Air India.

May 14, 2015

Say no to Air India

Sikh Human Rights Group Launches Boycott of India’s National Carrier – Air India

May 13, 2015
Source: Sikhs for Justice

SFJ Boycott Against Air India

NEW YORK, NY – US based human rights group “Sikhs For Justice” (SFJ) whose Facebook page has been blocked by the Indian government has given a call to the Sikh diaspora in North America to boycott Air India. The national airline of the India operates several flights every day to various destinations in North America.

SFJ claims that it called for boycott of Air India to highlight the dictatorial action of Modi Government to block the democratic campaign of SFJ to hold referendum in the state of Punjab.

SFJ to boycott Air India

To adversely affect the usage of Air India by the Sikh community, on May 12, SFJ launched an online campaign “Say NO Air India, YES to Punjab Independence Referendum”. The campaign urges the community to denounce blocking of SFJ’s Facebook Page; declare that Sikhs have a right to hold Punjab Independence Referendum and pledge not to travel by Air India.

The Sikh rights group plans to reach out to every Sikh household in North America through social media and local Gurdwaras. SFJ volunteers will be setting up “No To Air India” camps at Gurdwaras urging the community to sign the pledge boycotting India’s national airline during the upcoming busy travel season.

Advocating to banish Air India, attorney Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, legal advisor to SFJ stated that “every dictatorial action of Modi Government will be challenged through equally strong but legal, peaceful and democratic action”. “Our campaign is aimed at mounting pressure on India into holding Punjab Independence Referendum under UN Charter”, added attorney Pannun.

SFJ has given a call to hold a referendum in the year 2020 on the question of Sikh sovereignty. Referendum 2020 will be held in the state of Punjab and among Sikh diaspora living in America, Canada, United Kingdom, European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Middle Eastern Countries.

Ajmer kesri

 by: Ajmer Singh Randhawa.
Courtesy” Sikhs for Justice.

Sikhs continue to face brutalities even after power was transferred by British to majority Hindus of India

May 12, 2015

Sikhs suffered such brutalities in British rule to free India but we feel ashamed to call India our home or nation due to all that faced by Sikhs post independence specially when justice is also denied. We are labelled terrorist because majority always rule in democracy.

Kindly read
Khalistan Zindabad.


If such atrocities to be continued and justice is denied then why should the Sikhs not opt for independence and go for self -determination in 2020. 

Brutalities on Sikhs by British

ਸਿੱਖਾ ਨੇ ਏਸ ਤਰਾ ਆਪਣੀਆ ਢੂਹੀਆ ਭੰਨਵਾਂਈਆ ਨੇ, ਇਹਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਬੋਦੀ ਅਜਾਦ ਕਰਾਉਣ ਲਈ।

And how they suffered in India after indpendence;

Brutalities upon Sikhs in post India

Torture upon Sikhs in India

Above picture is a tip in iceberg of brutalities Sikh youths had to face in post India, Hundreds of thousand killed in fake encounters. their dead bodies never given back to their families but destroyed otherwise more than 20,000 killed in Sikh genocide in 1984. Sikh girls were also reported raped by Punjab police and by killing squads of Rajiv gandhi in November 1984.

Martyre Bhai Avtar Singh Shatrana.

It was not only the militants who were being killed by the police in its custody but their sympathisers and relations were no exception. Avtar Singh Shatrana’s death in custody is a glaring example of this nature.

Avtar Singh was the brother of Jarnail Singh Shatrana, Lt. General of the Khalistan Commando Force (Panjwar Group) from Shatrana village in Patiala district. He was also a candidate for Punjab Assembly from the Lehra Gaga constituency. He was picked up by the Patran police party led by its SHO (Inspector) Sukhwinder Singh from the Patran Road on July 25, 1991 at 10 AM along with his scooter and taken to Patran police station. He was shifted to CIA, Patiala the same day. He was seen in custody among many by Gurnam Singh of Paind village and Ajit Singh, a PRTC Station Conductor, Patran.

Later, the police came out with a story that Avtar Singh was killed in an encounter between a police party led by Patiala CIA Inspector Gurnam Singh and militants close to Avtar Singh near Gurdialpura Bir on August 6. According to the police FIR, CIA Inspector Gurnam Singh arrested Avtar Singh on August 6 in the morning. Avtar Singh on a brief interrogation, disclosed to the police party that some top militants were scheduled to meet him on that day at 10 AM at a specific place. The police party along with Avtar Singh proceeded to that place in a Gypsy jeep. An encounter took place there (near Gurdialpura Bir village) for three hours. Avtar Singh was killed in the cross firing.

Torture-1 Avtar singh Shatrana

However, IHRO investigations into the matter suggested otherwise:
Avtar Singh was killed in custody. He was in police detention since July 25. At least three persons had seen him in the police custody. Moreover, on August 5, the advisor to the Punjab Governor categorically told a five-member delegation of the Shatrana village council at Chandigarh that he had talked to the concerned police officials. Avtar Singh, he assured, would be released or produced in court, as the case may be, on August 6. All these facts showed that he was killed in custody.

The body of Avtar Singh bore torture and burn marks, there was no bullet injury on the body:

Torture-2 Shatrana

torture-3 shatrana

Ajmer kesri

Ajmer Singh Randhawa.

Sikhs for Justice FB page banned by Modi in India in fear of increasing awareness on Sikh referendum 2020 for self-determination on independence.

May 8, 2015

Sikh For Justice’ Facebook Page in India
Last Updated : 07 May 2015 03:50:03 PM IST

Modi Government banned Sikh For Justice\

 A Sikh rights group here has alleged its Facebook page in India has been blocked in retaliation for its call to hold a referendum for “independence” of Punjab.

11146566_658824124247650_9046114806362073677_nSikhs for Justice (SFJ) said its Facebook page had more than 85,000 followers and cannot be accessed by the internet
users in India.

SFJ alleged that blocking its Facebook page was an attempt by the Indian government to curtail the spread of its message for a referendum in Punjab in 2020.

During the April visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Canada, SFJ had filed a petition with the Canadian Prime
Minister urging him to ask his Indian counterpart to hold an independence referendum in Punjab.

“SFJ believes in and conducts non-violent political activities and only promotes, through lobbying, the Sikhs right to self determination and demand for referendum in the state of Punjab,” SFJ legal adviser attorney Gurpatwant Singh Pannun said.

Being a US-based company, Facebook must comply with the US laws which protect freedom of speech and expression, it

“Facebook?s act of blocking access in India to SFJ’s page is arbitrary and will be challenged through legal action in
the United States,” Pannun added.

Ajmer kesri

By: Ajmer Singh Randhawa

Is it right for Sikhs to honor MK Gandhi as Father of nation (So called India)?

May 8, 2015

See the truth of Gandhi, whether he tried to save Bhagat Singh or helped Lord Irwin to execute him? Bhagat Singh was more popular then Gandhi as it has been revealed in secret intelligence reports. Kindly read last para in first picture and then read remaing in next picture;

See the next page also;
 The scanned copies of above pages are taken from Bhartiya Mukti Sangharsh, originally written by Mr. Suniti Kumar ghosh as ‘India and the Raj’.
Book on Gandhi
How can we Sikhs can call Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi the father of nation. 
If there any person is to be given this honor, then only 9th Guru of Sikh religion Sri Guru Teg Bahadar ji deserves it.
Ajmer kesri By: Ajmer Singh Randhawa.

Warning to Sikh Panth on turning Delhi Gurudwaras into SIKH RELIGIOUS BUSINESS CENTERS

May 6, 2015

Warning to Sikh Panth;

Delhi Gurudwaras [under management of Manjit Singh GK (DSGMC) under patronage of Sukhbir badal, Deputy CM, Punjab(SAD-Badal)] are turning fast in SIKH RELIGIOUS BUSINESS CENTERS:

Last month I reported on irregularities in Gurudwara C-Block Vikaspuri where the management forced me to shell out late fee for arriving late (Rs.600/-) in gurudwara for Anand karaj. They charged Rs. 200/- more for issuing the marriage certificate. Before this my one daughter and a son got married, they were issued the certificates without any charges as the marriages were solemnized in gurudwaras and they were bound to issue the certificates without any extra charges. Then why Cheema ji (8375934481) the President, Gurudwara of of C-Block Vikaspuri charged this amount? Whether C-Block Gurudwara Vikaspuri, New Delhi not inviting other gurudwara managements to introduce these charges to be imposed for monetary benefits as a malpractice in future?
And to-day I got another shock when I was informed that gurudwara at Rajouri garden performed an Akhand Path, did Ardas, had a hukamnama of Guru, Keertan done and then Langar served for the salvation (peace) to the departed soul of a Dog owned by Tuli, a close friend of Harmanjit Singh, President of said gurudwara on 2nd May 2015. (Harmanjit Singh’s picture is attached herewith)

Manjit singh GK and Harmanjit singh                                    Manjit Singh GK and Harmanjit Singh
During this Akhand Path, arrdas, keertan and other religious duties, a picture of demised Dog was displayed as generally the tradition is to keep a picture of the demised person by his family. I don’t know if anybody objected to it or not but sangat attended the path, ardas, keertan, and had langar for the peace of the departed soul of beloved dog of Mr. Tuli.
Hearing this drama, I called Harmanjit singh at his telephone no. 9891299929 (You are requested to call at this given number and curse him) and confirmed of this defamatory deed. I directly asked him if such defamatory act is downfall of Panth or an attempt to its high spirit (Chardi kalaa)? (Judge yourself). He didn’t answer my question but replied coolly, confessed his mistake but very smartly. He replied that a person visited the office and said his son is expired and he wanted to perform an akhand path for the peace of the departed soul. Path was booked and when they came to know the truth, they called somebody from SGPC and Jathedar Akal Takhat who allowed with a warning to not to repeat in future and that he was regretful and sad on the defamatory incident But ……
In fact he lied to me and sangat. Akal takhat was not contacted. To become a member of DSGMC/SGPC doesn’t give a certificate of knowledge of Sikh religion to an elected member but he gets elected to serve the Panth and given this humble duty of service where present management fails. Tuli was well known to him and his close friend. How is possible if son of his friend aged only 16 passed away and he not informed? He knew it but the path was performed deliberately and knowing well with the prayers for a better life in his next birth. I am told by some friends in rajouri Garden area that Harmanjit singh is very closed to Tuli and now Harmanjit singh is also an elected DSGMC member.
Gurudwaras are built with marble by money received from sangat and now the same sangat is being looted by both hands by management. These gurudwaras are doing lucrative business against proving religious services to the needy Sikh sangat. Only few like me dare to object or raise their eye-brows.
The conclusion is …..just pay their required fee and get any thing done in the name of Panthik sewa or religious duty.
The marriage certificate is issued with reference to 1909 Anand Marriage act passed by British, whose draft was prepared by Maharaja Ripudaman Singh of nabha also known as Tikka Sahib.
See how truthfully it was drafted in the interest of Sikh nation:
Even though, there had yet been no case where the validity of such marriage was contested in a law court, the Lieutenant-Governor recognized the force of Tikka Sahib’s argument that “the object of the proposed legislation is to avoid the uncertainty and the expense which the process of obtaining a judicial decision would entail.” Moreover since the ceremony was “a simple and less expensive one than that ordinarily in force among Hindus,” it was also suggested that the proposed bill be “introduced in the Imperial Legislative Council as it was to apply to the whole of British India.”
Giani Gurbakhsh Singh, Manager of the Golden Temple Works. Amritsar, put forwards the following arguments in support of this claim of the reformists:
Guru Granth Sahib strictly prohibits idol or element worship, but in the Hindu marriage ceremony the worship of nine constellations of the stars is necessary element and Agni (fire) is set up as witness god. So how can monotheists like Sikhs follow such customs? Again, our scriptures say! “do not pay any heed to the auspicious-ness or otherwise of the constellations; there is one God above all these;” but the Hindus have to wait for months and years for the auspiciousness to these occasions. Again, as a reward of conducting the marriage ceremony, the officiating Brahmin priest receives some money in charity; but our scriptures say: “Oh, priest, the jajman’s daughter is thy daughter. By accepting this money thou spoilest thy chance of salvation.” Again, we find in a commentary on Shikh customs, “whoever accepts any reward for conducting marriage ceremony is an infidel.”
17- That the Anand form of marriage was an old ceremony among the Sikhs and not an innovation of the reformists has been described above. The supporters of the Bill quoted several instances from Bhai Santokh Singh’s Suraj Prakash, then considered the oldest and the most authentic complete record of Sikh history, to show that this form of marriage was introduced by the third Guru. Since the Anand composed by the third Guru and the laawaan, i.e., ties composed by the fourth Guru, the sine qua non of the Anand ceremony, were embodied in the Sikh scriptures, the reformers put this forth as an irrefutable proof of the ceremony having been enjoined by the Gurus. While the Government was still getting reports both for and against the Bill, an obstacle appeared in the way of carrying out the proposed lesgislation. Tikka Sahib’s term of office as a Member had expired and the Government on its part had allowed the introduction of this Bill on the clear understanding that it was not to take any part in the debates or voting on the Bill. However, the Government of India facilitated the measure by specially nominating Sardar Sunder Singh Majithia to the Legislative Council. The original draft of Tikka Sahib underwent some changes in the Select Committee and the Bill was passed on 22nd October as ‘Anand Marriage Act, 1909.’
He convinced Viceroy Council that the Anand Kaaraj is the cheapest method comparing expenses made in marriages of Arya samaj or other faiths and that the couple has not to wait for months for constellation of nine stars but now I can definitely say that Sikh marriages are getting very expensive and lavish comparing the marriages held in Arya Samaj or a Church. The Sikh intellectuals and Akal takhat should take a stern note of this post and do the needful in this regard before it gets too late and poor Sikhs are lured by other faiths. Gurudwaras are made for convenience of sangat, not to do business, this should be the purpose and motto of management. If I am wrong whether the Cheema ji of C-Block Vikaspuri or other gurudwaras in delhi shall declare their Bank status, balance and assets/property in the name of gurudwara?
Panth da das:

Ajmer kesri
Ajmer Singh Randhawa.


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