- 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.
Thousands of Sikhs gather at the Los Angeles Convention Center to attend the Anniversary of Baisakhi celebration coordinated by Sikh Dharma of Southern California and Guru Ram Das Ashram, with the cooperation of many other Gurdwaras in Los Angeles County.
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.