Quad-City Sikhs Celebrate New Year by Reading Holy Books

April 17, 2004

Source: The Dispatch


On April 17, 2004 The Dispatch reported, "Local Sikhs celebrated their New Year this weekend by reading all 1,430 pages in their holy books. One in five people who practice the religion started reading their holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib Ji, just after 10 a.m. Friday and planned to read the last word between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. today, going in three-hour shifts. Priests usually do the reading, although congregation members and outside readers sometimes help... About 30 families gather at a Davenport temple that hosts the Sikh Community of the Quad-Cities on Sundays. The temple has two Sikh priests."