Karhah Prashad (Sacred Pudding)
a. Only the sacred pudding
which has been prepared or got prepared according to the
prescribed method shall be acceptable in the
b. The method of preparing the Karhah Prashad is this : In a clean vessel, the three contents
(wheat flour, pure sugar and clarified butter, in equal
quantities) should he put and it should
be made reciting the Scriptures. Then covered with a clean
piece of cloth, it should be placed on
a clean stool in front of the Guru Granth Sahib. Thereafter,
in the holy presence of the Guru Granth
Sahib , the first five and the last stanza of the Anand
Sahib should be recited aloud (so that
the congregation can hear) (If another vessel of the sacred
pudding is brought in after the recitation
of the Anand, it is not necessary to repeat the recitation
of the Anand Sahib. Offering of the sacred Pudding brought
later to the sacred Kirpan is enough.),
the Ardas, offered and the pudding tucked with the
sacred Kirpan for acceptance.
c. After this, before the distribution
to the congregation of the Karhah Prashad, the share of
the five beloved ones should be set apart and given away.
Thereafter, while commencing the general distribution,
the share of the person in attendance of the Guru Granth
Sahib (Giving double share to the person
in attendance constitutes improper discrimination) should
be put in small bowl or vessel and handed
over. The person who doles out the Karhah Prashad among
the congregation should do so without any discrimination
on the basis of personal regard or spite.
He should dole out the Karhah Parshad equally to the Sikh,
the non-Sikh or a person of high or low caste.
While doling out the Karhah Prashad, no discrimination should
be made on considerations of caste or ancestry or being
regarded, by some, as untouchable, of persons
within the congregation.
d. The offering of Karhah Prashad should be accompanied by
at least two piece in cash.
Exposition of Gurbani (Sikh Holi
a. The exposition of the Gurbani in a
congregational gathering should be carried out only by a Sikh.
The object of the exposition should only be promoting understanding
of the Guru's tenets.
c. The exposition can only be of the
ten Guru's writings or utterances, Bhai Gurdas's writings, Bhai Nand Lal's writings or of any generally accepted Panthic
book or books of history (which are in agreement
with the Guru's tenets) and not of a book of any other faith.
However, four illustration, references to a holy
person's teachings or those contained in a book may
No discourse contrary to the Guru's tenets
should be delivered inside a Gurdwara.
In the Gurdwara the schedule of the congregational
service generally is:
ceremonial opening of the
Guru Granth Sahib, Kirtan, exposition of scriptures, expository
discourses, recitation of Anand Sahib, the Ardas (see
Article-IV (3) (a) above), the raising of Fateh slogan
and then the slogan of Sat Sri Akal and taking the Hukam.