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.
Nihung Santhia is dedicated to preserving and spreading the authentic teachings of Gurbani.
Through our Gurbani Santhia Course we aim to spread the learning of Gurbani Santhia as far as possible. Learning Santhia is an excellent form of Parchar and provides us with immeasurable opportunities to progress our Sikhi.
Allow global access to Gurbani Santhia lessons.
Teach more students who can then further pass on Gurbani Vidhya.
Eventually, invest in our own Asthaan and have a Vidhiyala – a dedicated place where our Vidhiyarthee can do their Abhiyaas.
Create a facility to train our future generations in Santhia, Katha, Kirtan and Shastar Vidhyaa.
Replicate this and have Vidhiyalas set up in all major cities across the UK and eventually the globe.
When I learnt of how reading Gurbani incorrectly can change the meanings of a Shabad I realised how important it is to take Santhia. Santhia has not only taught me how to read Gurbani correctly but it has also helped and guided me towards building a Gursikh jeevan. Living in a world where we have a lot of other commitments such as work/study/family, it sometimes becomes difficult to take time out for yourself and more importantly for our Guru. Thanks to Ustaad Jatinder Singh and; other dedicated Sevadars, Santhia is now being made available online at a time that suits each individual. This is a great Seva and an opportunity not to be missed. I strongly believe that when we take one step towards Guru Sahib they take countless more steps towards us. Santhia is definitely one of those steps we can take towards leading a Gursikh jeevan so I would definitely recommend everyone to get in touch and enrol in either the online classes or classes taking place in their local Gurdwara.
Frequently asked questions
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 we deliver online Santhia?
Online Santhia classes are conducted via a Skype telephone call (audio not video 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.
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.
NIHUNG SANTHIA GUTKA SAHIB
We are pleased to announce the release of the Nihung Santhia Nitnem Gutka Sahib App. The application is now available to download on both Android and iPhone. This app is one of the many resources intended for Nihung Santhia students to aid in their Santhia and also for the wider sangat to use. The Gurbani Paath in this App is based on the Taksali Nitnem Gutka Sahib, Published by Gurdwara Sri Akhand Parkash Sahib, Bhindar Kalan (Moga). The main vishraam (pause) as per the Taksali Nitnem Gutka Sahib has also been given, where the pankti (line of Gurbani) breaks onto the next line. We hope to include many more Banis and features in the future to serve the sangat as much as possible.
SIKH CALENDAR 2020
On the Sangrand (first day of the month) of Cheth, Sikhs around the world will be celebrating the start of the Sikh new year. In conjunction, Nihung Santhia is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the 2020 Sikh Calendar. This will cover dates from Cheth (Mid-March) 2020 to Phalgun 2021 and will be available for the Sangat after the 14th March 2020.
The calendar contains Puratan frescos of the Das Guru Sahibaan from Asthaans such as Gurdwara Bauli Sahib, Goindwal and Gurdwara Baba Atal Sahib Ji, Amritsar. Alongside each of the frescos is supporting quotes from Sri Guru Nanak Parkash Granth (written by Mahakavi Bhai Santokh Singh Ji) in praise of each of the Guru Sahibaan.