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Chabeel Day: Sikhs mark Guru Arjan Dev’s 410th martyrdom day by serving sweet drinks

This summer, when people will be feeling a little hot and tired, Sikhs will be there to spread positive energy

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  • Chabeel’ is a Punjabi word referring to a sweet, cool, and a non-alcoholic drink
  • Chabeel day is celebrated to remember the martyrdom of the fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjun Dev Ji
  • This summer, when people will be feeling a little hot and tired, Sikhs will be there to spread positive energy

For hundreds of years, Sikhs in India have offered chabeel to the general public on hot days, between the months of May and June.

The first ever Chabeel Day is going to be celebrated on June 18th.Chabeel Day is an adaptation of last year’s ‘Chabeel Week’ held by Sikhs across the world. Chabeel’ is a Punjabi word referring to a sweet, cool, and a non-alcoholic drink. This refreshing drink is served to the public to pass on the message that one should be eternally optimistic.

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Chabeel day is celebrated to remember the martyrdom of the fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjun Dev Ji. Guru Arjan Dev Ji, became the first Sikh martyr in 1606 after he refused to alter the Sikh scriptures as ordered by the tyrannical Mughal Emperor Jahangir, in an effort to curtail the Guru’s growing influence in India. When Guru Arjan Dev Ji refused, he was tortured by being made to sit on a red hot plate, whilst hot sand was poured over him.

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Chabeel Day. Image source: educationnewsline.blogspot.com
Chabeel Day. Image source: educationnewsline.blogspot.com

He asked the Sikhs to accept God’s will as sweet instead remembering this event through mourning. Therefore, Sikhs changed negativity into positivity by turning an attack upon them into a chance to serve others. Sikhs honor the Guru’s burning by cooling everyone else. This is Chardi Kala.

Chardi Kala translates to ‘ever-rising spirits.’ It dictates that one should be eternally optimistic as a sign of their contentment with the will of God, even during the times of adversity.

This summer, when people will be feeling a little hot and tired, Sikhs will be there to spread positive energy.

-prepared by Ajay Krishna of NewsGram. Twitter: @ajkrish14

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  • Vrushali Mahajan

    I really liked the motive of this day, ‘to be optimistic eternally.’ This is a very good initiative, and knowing that it is celebrated by Sikhs all over the world is even more delightful. I’d really like to have Chabeel one day or the other!

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Remove negativity and welcome positivity to your home with these simple Vastu tips

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Vastu tips for home. Pixabay

New Delhi, September 9, 2017: Comfort, warmth, beauty what could possibly be holier than home? Your home plays a role in your life, bigger than you think. It affects you in ways, and to an extent, you might have a hard time believing. Do we then not owe our homes, a favor of letting it keep its holiness intact? Of course we do, but the good news is, we do not need to work our heads off to give this little present to our homes, in fact, a little effort and a little knowledge is all it takes. And the best part about the deal is, in the process of helping your home, you help yourself, majorly.

Here are the few steps one can take, according to Vastu Shastra, to gift to their homes and ultimately themselves, positivity, serenity, and ‘good vibes only!’.

Vastu Tips For Home To Bring Positive Energy:

  • Mirrors in bedroom: If you have mirrors in the bedroom of your house, it’s high time you switch its place. If you have a wardrobe mirror or a dressing table, that you can probably not shift, make sure you cover it with a curtain or some other cloth while sleeping. Also, keep it at a maximum distance from the bed. Vastu says, It leads to bad health and dissonance in the family.
Vastu tips on mirror
Mirror should not be there in the bedroom:Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

Lemon to the rescue: Lemon keeps evil away, therefore one must keep it in a glass of water and place the glass in one of the main areas of the home. Make sure the water is changed every week.

Vastu tips suggest lemon in water
Lemon in water: Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

  • Lighten the rooms with lamps and Diyas: Darkness is widely believed to symbolize negativity. To shoo this negativity away, one must light lamps, diyas and incense everyday at home, in the morning and the evening.
lamps and diyas: Vastu tips
Lighten the room with lamps and diyas: Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

  • Position of the kitchen: The kitchen, according to Vastu, must be placed in the south-east corner of the house. However, if it is impossible to place the kitchen in this direction, north-west corner is the second best option one can go for.
Vastu tips about position of kitchen
Position of the kitchen:Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

  • Remove all medicines from the kitchen: Kitchen is the last place you should keep your medicines, in fact, not even that. You can remove the negativity from your kitchen simply by removing these medicines. The logic behind is that the kitchen represents health and happiness, medicines, on the other hand, represent the contrary.
Vastu suggests no medicine should be there in kitchen
Medicine in kitchen: Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

  • Say YES! to meditation: if you really wish to clean your surroundings, start by cleaning your mind. Say hello to positive thoughts to befriend positive vibes. Wondering how you can shake hands with positive thoughts, and what would the experience be like? meditation awaits you!
Meditation is good, Vastu tips
Meditation: Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

  • Swastik: The holy symbol of Swastik is auspicious to use in the house. The symbol of Swastik depicts wealth and prosperity. Drawing symbols of Swastik and OM at the entry of your house, prevents the evil from stepping in.
Vastu tips related to Swastik
Swastik: Vastu tips. Wikimedia

Vastu tips for home

  • Welcome Wind Chimes in your house: The music that the tinkling of these bells produce, breaks patterns of the negative energy, letting positive energy to pervade instead.
Vastu tips suggest welcome wind chimes
Wind chimes: Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

  • Salt absorbs Negative energy: A healer that it is often called, it does its job well. When negativity breathes into life, it works as a superhero by resisting the negative force, making positivity win the battle.

Also read: Correct Mirror Positioning Brings Happiness in Life- Here are Some Tips for doing it Rightly

Salt absorbs negative energy: Vastu tips
Salt: Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

  • Holy water: You can keep the holy water, Ganga jal, in the dark, rarely used corners of your house, in order to keep the positivity flowing in. Mere presence of the holy water, according to Vastu, works wonders.
Holy water or Ganga jail: Vastu tips
Holy water: Vastu tips. Pixabay

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-prepared by Samiksha Goel of NewsGram. Twitter @goel_samiksha