Barah Maha

Maghar/ਮੱਘਰ

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ Hey everyone, we’re now coming to the end of term as everyone begins to wrap up their lectures. A reminder about the formal on Saturday for those who signed up and the Games night on Friday 25th Nov at St. John’s college at 7:30pm! ਤੇਗ ਬਹਾਦਰ ਕੇ ਚਲਤ ਭਯੋ ਜਗਤ ਕੋ …

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Kattak/ਕੱਤਕ

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ The term has just started, and faces old and new are looking to either adjust or readjust to the infamous “Cambridge Bubble.” It is easy to get lost and give in to that talk — treating Cambridge as some sort of 8-week-long island retreat that shuts you off from friends, family, …

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Assu/ਅੱਸੂ

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ I hope you are all enjoying the holidays! Remember to keep an eye out for our stall at the freshers fair! ਰੁਤਿ ਸਰਦ ਅਡੰਬਰੋ ਅਸੂ ਕਤਕੇ ਹਰਿ ਪਿਆਸ ਜੀਉ ॥ rut saradh adda(n)baro asoo katake har piaas jeeau ॥ In the cool, autumn season, in the months of Assu and Katik, I am thirsty for the Lord. (Ang 928, …

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Bhadon/ਭਾਦੋਂ

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ Bhadon is the month of opulence/wealth, where land and rivers are in flood. Panjab is the breadbasket of India. Recent famers’ protests have highlighted its agricultural significance. Crops cannot grow without water, yet the Indian government is looking to divert water away from Panjab. But how and why? ਪਹਿਲਾ ਪਾਣੀ ਜੀਉ …

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Savan /ਸਾਵਣ

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ I hope you are all enjoying summer, well done to everyone for making it through the year! A special congratulations to those who have graduated. A reminder that we are having a social at Top Golf Watford on the 23rd of July, message to get further details. On the first day …

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Harh/ਹਾੜ

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ This week marks the end of the academic year as we prepare for May Week celebrations. Congratulations to everyone for persevering through this tough exam season, your hard work deserves the extended period of relaxation to come! To celebrate, we’ll be hosting a student and alumni Kirtan Darbar as well as …

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Jeth/ਜੇਠ

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ Easter Term has hit us hard, and Summer is almost here! For those of you who have finished exams, congratulations, and for everyone else, best wishes for revision and for the exams! Yesterday marked the anniversary of Sant Teja Singh’s birth. Sant Teja Singh was a pioneer in that he laid the …

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Vaisakh/ਵਿਸਾਖ

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ The Path to Freedom 323 years ago, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, positioned commandingly atop a hill in Anandpur Sahib, drew for their sword. The hill had been a regular congregation point for the Sikhs, but this particular day, in the Spring of 1699, was different. Sword brandished, the Guru asked for …

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Chet/ਚੇਤ

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ Happy New Year! We’ve got two reasons to celebrate today: one, a very long term is closer to ending; two, it’s the start of Chet and, therefore, the start of a new year per the Bikrami calendar! Let’s clarify some confusion, though. If you search “Sikh New Year” on Google, every …

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Phagun/ਫੱਗਣ

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖ਼ਾਲਸਾ ॥ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫ਼ਤਹਿ ॥ Reflect, Reset, Renew We’ve hit Week 4 and, as hard as it may be to believe, Spring (Basant) is almost here. It’s also the last month of the Bikrami year – Phagun. If you’ve been to any of Vichaars on Fridays in the last couple of weeks, you know we’ve been …

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