Sikh Mission of Virginia
501(c) (3) not-for-profit Organization dedication to the Creator Lord and His Creation
Recognize All Humanity as One Race

Welcome

Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh ||
{Khalsa belongs to Waheguru (Lord), Victory is gifted by Waheguru (Lord)}

Welcome to Sikh Mission of Virginia ("SMV"), a faith based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Human Race and Sikhi way of life.  We have been serving the growing communities of Herndon, Ashburn, Dulles, Sterling, Leesburg, Reston, South Riding and surrounding areas of Washington Metro in the National capital.  Our community outreach programs and youth initiatives are designed to help those in need, and create future global leaders. We do not require that you belong to any particular religious affiliation or financially support our organization in any way, however, donations are always welcome.  We do ask that you return one good deed with another and perform an act of kindness to another. This way, the cycle of love, compassion and goodwill continues indefinitely. 


Nanakshahi Calendar

Wishing everyone around the world, a very Happy New Year. 1 Chet (equates to March 14 according to Julien Calendar) is the New Year celebrated by the Sikhs and others according to the Nanakshahi Calendar. It is the beginning of Nankshahi 531. To understand and find out more about the Nanakshahi calendar, please review the following links:

http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Chet
http://nanakshahicalendar.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanakshahi_calendar
 
Some of the features of Nanakshahi calendar are: tropical solar calendar, year one is the year of Guru Nanak Birth (CE 1469, 2010 CE is Nanashahi 541), length of year is the same as western calendar, and much more. Until Nanakshahi Calendar was introduced, Nanakshahi Sampat was used that is linked to Bikrami Sampat. The challenges with Bikrami Sampat are explained in the link above leading to the creation of Nanakshahi Calendar.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all Humanity
May Waheguru (God/Lord) Bless the New Year with good health, love, compassion,  and service to all Humanity. Be kind, meditate on His Naam (Name) and treat all mankind/human race as one.
"Truth is high, Higher is Truthful Living" -- Guru Nanak, Founder of Sikh Faith
"What you shall sow, you shall reap" -- Japji Sahib



Hukamnama (His Holy Word or Message of the Day)

Hukamnama is delivered during Sikh Mission of Virginia congragation from Sri Guru Granth Sahib, holy scriptures/book of the Sikhs and all humanity. The objective of sharing the Hukamnama or Message of Lord for the Day with the world is to encourage everyone, irresepctive of religion, caste, creed, gender, race, age or color, to treat human race as one, respect nature (His Order/Command) and enlighten minds to gain elevation to a higher self.

Hukamnama are archived here to allow all website visitors, guests, researchers, congregation (Sadh Sangat) and staff of Sikh Mission of Virginia, to read and gain better understanding on how to live a positive enriched life and love humanity and all of God's creation. Click here to read more..

As an example, the extract from Hukamnama's below are from congregations attended on 17-Feb-2013 and 24-Feb-2013 respectively.
 
Latest Updates
  • Sikh Children, ages 7-15 inspire all sangat congregation to join in Shabd kirtan. Read more here ...
  • Multanis helping US Army Engineers build a stronger Afghanistan. Read more here ...
  • Bhai Gurdarshan Singh celebrates Bhagat Ravi Das birthday with Sadh Sangat. Read more here ...
  • Sikh Mission of Virginia holds its Annual Meeting wuith Sadh Sangat. Read more here ...
  • Sikh Mission welcomes volunteers and feedback. To write to us, please visit here ...
  • Interested in Sehaj or Akhand Paath at home, or wish to have your children participate in leadership series. Read more here ...

Get Involved

You will find that in volunteering, you will find happiness and strength.  We are looking for volunteers to support:

  • Gurdwara Service Programs
  • Punjabi School
  • Donation Drives
... and many more.

Call (703) 594-1699 for details.
Gurdwara Congregation

  Our doors are always open. We welcome people of all faith to come and join us for our weekly community prayer ("Diwan") every Sunday from 6:00-9:00pm If you have any questions, please email us.

  Location: 22135 Davis Drive, Suite 103-104, Sterling, Virginia 20164

       SMV Objectives

  • Advancement of Human Potential
  • Congregations (“Divan”)
  • Advancement of Sikh Faith (“Dharma”)
  • Advancement of Sikh Code of Conduct (“Rehat Maryada”)
  • Advancement of Sikh Community and Humanity at large (“Sarbat da Bhala”)
  • Teaching of Sikhi, History and Gurmat
  • Sikh Initiation or Baptism (“Amrit Sanchaar”)

Download Forms

  • Want to donate to support Sikh Mission of Virginia, download form here.
  • Believe in mission to share Sikhi, download the form here to become a member
  • Want to sign up for Langar, download the form here.
  • Want to apply for a volunteer position at Sikh Mission of Virginia, download the form here.


Alternatively you can contact us to request information. Wethank youfor your interest to volunteer to promote this noble and holy cause of spreading love, human respect and dignity, remebering upon His Name to meditate and do good actions, and live a life of Truth.

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