FROM – 7:00 am Pacific Standard Time Onwards On – Sunday, April 13,2014 The Sikh Community of Southern California will be celebrating Vaisakhi 2014’s Kirtan Darbar and Nagar Kirtan on Sunday, April 13th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St. in downtown Los Angeles. The region is home to one of the largest populations […]
FROM – 7:00 am Pacific Standard Time Onwards
On – Sunday, April 13,2014
The Sikh Community of Southern California will be celebrating Vaisakhi 2014’s Kirtan Darbar and Nagar Kirtan on Sunday, April 13th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St. in downtown Los Angeles.
The region is home to one of the largest populations of Sikhs in the United States. Sadh Sangat from more than 24 Gurdwaras in Southern and Central California will come together on this momentous occasion to honor the legacy of Guru Gobind Singh Ji and the establishment of Panth Khalsa.
*The global sangat is invited to participate in the Los Angeles Vaisakhi celebration via a live-stream broadcast on SikhNet.com. Tune in below beginning approximately 7:00 am Pacific Standard Time on Sunday, April 13.*
The main celebration of the Kirtan Darbar and Nagar Kirtan will begin at Guru Ram Das Ashram, West Los Angeles, with Asa di Var Kirtan, by Bhai Jaswant Singh Ji and Jatha from 4-6 am. Following that there will be a special Police Motorcycle caravan and escort of Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji to the Convention Center at 6:45 am. The Kirtan Darbar begins at 7:15 am
and continues through 2 pm.
At 12:15 pm a special presentation by various guest and honorees will take place. Special guests include U. S. Congresswoman Judy Chu, Co-Chair of the Congressional Sikh Caucus.
Many fantastic children’s Jathas from the various Gurbani Kirtan schools around the area will play Kirtan, and some of the best Ragi Jathas in the world from all over Southern California will inspire the Sadh Sangat with their Kirtan. Guru ka Langar will be served throughout the day, and everyone will enjoy shopping in the Vaisakhi Bazaar.
The Nagar Kirtan begins at 2 pm and will traverse a wide circle through the streets of Los Angeles between 2 pm and 3:30 pm. The Guru’s float is extraordinary!
The weekend festivities include Amrit Sanchar on Friday, April 11th at Guru Ram Das Ashram in Los Angeles, where Sikhs will be given the Amrit of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, in the spirit of Khalsa. All day, 8 am – 6 pm Friday, April 11th and Saturday, April 12th Setup and Decoration seva will be taking place at the Diwan Hall, Concourse Hall at the Convention Center. Additionally, Friday night and Saturday, there will be float decorating for the Nagar Kirtan at Khalsa Care Foundation in Pacoima, CA. Langar
Preparation seva will take place at Guru Ram Das Ashram and Khalsa Peace Corps next door at 1618 Preuss Rd, Los Angeles, starting at 10 am through 10 pm on Saturday the 12th.
~ Jagpal S Tiwana
~ Toronto, Canada