- Sikh Dharma
- Yogi Bhajan
The Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji, aka Yogi Bhajan, arrived in Los Angeles in 1968. As part of his mission to share the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and to help people live healthy, happy, and holy lives, he created Guru Ram Das Ashram in 1972. It was here in Los Angeles that Kundalini Yoga in the West was born, and it was here at Guru Ram Das Ashram that Yogi Bhajan first taught, lived, and shared his life.
Ishnaan Seva is the devotional cleaning of the Gurdwara.
At the Golden Temple in India, devotees clean the Guru's Court every morning during the Amrit Vela, the ambrosial hours.
At Guru Ram Das Ashram, we are blessed to do Ishnaan Seva, or "Marble Washing," every Sunday morning, 3:45-5:50 a.m. throughout the year, year after year.
Listening to kirtan and chanting the Mool Mantra, we vacuum the rugs, wash the marble walls and floor with milk and water, and decorate the Siri Guru Granth Sahib with fresh ramalas, cleansing and uplifting ourselves as well.