Authentic Gurbani Santhia

Preserving and spreading the authentic teachings of Gurbani Santhia through Sampardaee teachings.

Gurbani Santhia Course

Taught according to a structured Syllabus with face to face and online classes available to sangath worldwide. Course tailored to suit all learning requirements and abilities

Santhia Learning Resources

Various learning aids and resources to support the Gurbani Santhia Course and enhance one’s learning experience.

About Us

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Our mission is to preserve and spread the authentic teachings of Gurbani, through the platform of Gurbani Santhia. Currently, we have face-to-face classes proceeding across East London, West London and Coventry, and offer online Santhia for Sangath that are unable to attend those classes. This allows us to reach Sangath all over the world and make Gurbani Santhia as inclusive as possible.

It is a common trait in Gurmat that when an Ustaad (teacher) takes on a Vidhiarthee (student), they teach them under the agreement, that the Vidhiarthee will in future go on and teach….

Dussehra Mahattam Paath Samagam

According to Puratan Maryada of Dal Panth & Sach Khand Sri Hazoor Sahib 

Date: 10 Oct to 19 Oct 2018

Time: 3am – 8pm

Place: Gurdwara Guru Hargobind Sahib
47 Coventry Street, CV2 4ND.Read More »

Dussehra Mahattam Paath Bhog & Diwan

According to Puratan Maryada of Dal Panth & Sach Khand Sri Hazoor Sahib

Date: Friday, 19th October 2018

Time: 6am – 12pm

Place: Gurdwara Guru Hargobind Sahib
47 Coventry Street, CV2 4ND.Read More »

Our FAQs

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What is the Gurbani Santhia course?


The Santhia course is a structured syllabus that is split into various stages and modules to help students learn how to read Gurbani. Each student will have their progression reviewed, enabling them progress on to the next stage.

How do you deliver the online Santhia?


Online Santhia classes are conducted via a Skype telephone call. During the lesson your Ustaad will guide you through the syllabus at a pace that suits your learning style. The structure of each lesson will follow a similar format; you recite from your Pothi Sahib while your Ustaad listens. After the lesson you will be expected to do your Abiyas / homework.

Can I attend face-to-face classes?


Yes you can – we hold face-to-face classes in East / West London and in Coventry. Typically classes are held twice a week and all students are welcome to enrol in any of these courses.

Why was Nihung Santhia started?


We started Nihung Santhia as way to preserve the authentic teachings of Gurbani and the online classes allow us to spread the learning as far as possible. Santhia lessons are not designed to simply teach people how to read and understand Gurbani correctly; it runs much deeper than this. Sikhi focusses on the relationship between Guru Maharaj and their Sikh. It is about developing this relationship through love and devotion. The lessons are designed for our students to let go of their ego (ni-hung -without ego) and build up their relationship and understanding of their Guru through Santhia..

What is Gurbani Santhia?


Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha describes the meaning of Santhia as ‘Obtaining Vidhya (knowledge) after quieting the Man (mind) and Indria (bodily and sensory organs)’. Santhia is learning the correct pronunciation of Gurbani, along with the usage of punctuation and pauses (Vishram). Santhia not only enables us to read Gurbani but also empowers us to begin understanding what Gurbani is saying to us. If we do not pause at the appropriate places in Gurbani, or pronounce the vowels correctly, the meaning of Gurbani can change.

Who are the Nihung Santhia tutors?


We have a team of tutors who teach both online and face-to-face. All of our tutors are committed to progressing their own Santhia as well as dedicating their personal time to teaching others. There is also a strong back office team that support with content writing, graphic design and administration.

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