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Yogi Bhajan given Hindu last rites

Part I: Emblem of his beliefs

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, president and spiritual head of the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India, performed Yogi Bhajan’s last rites rituals and ash immersion in Mother Ganga. This ashram on the banks of the Ganges River is devoted to Shiva, the Hindu god of yoga.

Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 | 01:38 PM

Yogi Bhajan given Hindu last rites

Part I: Emblem of his beliefs

Two images recently discovered on the Internet show Yogi Bhajan, an Indian customs officer who came to the United States in the late 1960s and built a significant religious following and a vast business empire under the name ‘Sikh Dharma,’ had his last rites administered by a Hindu priest.

Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 | 05:01 AM

President's Statement on Guru Nanak's Gurpurab

I want to extend my best wishes to all our Sikh friends, across the United States and around the world, who this weekend are observing the anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev ji, the first Sikh Guru.

Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 | 02:07 PM

Hollywood bar removes portraits of Gurus from Indian maharaja’s room

A Hollywood bar has confirmed, with photographs, that it has removed portraits of the Sikh Gurus from its walls.

Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 | 10:55 PM

Professor Darshan Singh: DC Sikhs ask Akal Takhat to reconsider his excommunication

Part I: The strategy

Reporting from Washington - The management at the Sikh Gurdwara, DC, has asked the Akal Takhat jathedar to reconsider Professor Darshan Singh’s excommunication in a public forum, at the Akal Takhat.

Friday, Oct 04, 2013 | 05:16 PM

Pakistan Tops Global Priority in US-India Summit

President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Friday for their second White House summit since the November 2009 State Dinner, and for the first time since the Delhi summit in November 2010, when Obama cancelled his visit to Harimandir Sahib in Amritsar.

Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 | 01:33 AM

Sikh assaulted by NYC teens in apparent hate crime

Prabhjot Singh, a physician and a professor in New York City, was attacked Saturday night in an apparent hate crime by a group of teenagers shouting anti-Muslim slurs as he walked near Central Park.

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 | 06:43 PM

Michigan Court Accommodates Turban

When Hardeep Singh of Battle Creek, Michigan, sat down in a Kalamazoo County courtroom, the judge ordered him to remove his "hat."

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 | 10:49 PM

Akaal Takhat Forms Committee to Represent US Sikhs

Appoints Yogi Bhajan follower as head; VIPs make contentious stops during US visit

The Akaal Takhat has formed a seven-member US committee to address the large volume of gurdwara disputes and also to advocate for all issues affecting Sikhs in the US, including hate crimes, school bullying and airport-security profiling.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 | 12:11 AM

A Year After Oak Creek

A Sikh American Tragedy

Reporting from Oak Creek, Wisconsin In the annals of Sikh history, which are filled with accounts of massacres and attempted genocides, the Oak Creek shooting pales in comparison. But, perhaps it cannot be compared.

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