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Dal Baba Bidhi Chand Ji Khalsa Shaouni (DBBCKS)

Dal Baba Bidhi Chand Ji Khalsa Shaouni (DBBCKS) was established in Plumpton Victoria in 2014 as a place of worship for the Sikh community living in West Melbourne.

Over a time, it has grown to become a beacon of light for many who have needed help at times of trouble or disasters.

Khalsa Shaouni Inc. is a religious organization in Melbourne VIC serving the broader community from last seven years by organizing religious services, charitable activities, Educational Workshops and Sports/Cultural events while living in complete harmony within multicultural society of Australia.

Khalsa Shaouni Inc is named after the well known Gursikh, warrior and religious preacher Bahadur Baba Bidhi Chand Ji during the time of Sri Guru Arjun Dev ji & Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. His father’s name was Bhai Vassan Ji and his grandfather’s Bhai Bhikkhi Ji. His mother was from Sirhali, another village in the same district. He was one of five close Sikhs of Guru Arjun Dev Ji and Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji.

About Sikhism

Sikhism is a faith whose followers are called “Sikhs“. The word Sikh means Student or Discipline. Their holy book is the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

Sikhism is classified as an Indian religion along with Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

The basis of Sikhism lies in the teachings of Guru Nanak and his successors. Sikh ethics emphasize the congruence between spiritual development and everyday moral conduct. Its founder Guru Nanak summarized this perspective as: “Truth is the highest virtue, but higher still is truthful living. Sikhism lays emphasis on Ėk nūr te sab jag upjiā, ‘From the one light, the entire universe welled up

The most important thing in Sikhism is the internal religious state of the individual. Sikhism is a monotheistic religion. Sikhism stresses the importance of doing good actions rather than merely carrying out rituals.

Sikhs believe that the way to lead a good life is to:
1. Keep God in heart and mind at all times
2. Live honestly and work hard
3. Treat everyone equally
4. Be generous to the less fortunate
5. Serve others

The Sikh place of worship is called a Gurudwara. The Sikh scripture is the Guru Granth Sahib, a religious book that Sikhs consider as a living Guru. A GurSikh (Baptised Sikh) prays (Nitnem) 5 times daily.

Keeping the above teachings of our Guru’s in mind, we have developed Igurudwara as the first virtual community platform for Sikhs around Australia. At IGurudwara we believe by treating all human beings as equal and serving (SEWA) the less fortunate Sikhs through the concept of Australian Sikh Support (offering 10% of time and finances to less fortunate) we can build a better Sikh community, as taught by our Guruji.

COVID 19 & Bushfire Relief Work

DBBCKS has stepped up in times of natural disasters such as the bushfires in North Victoria and NSW.  The volunteers’ set up base camps in the fire affected areas with the help of the local CFA and started to provide fresh cooked meals and after assessing the situation arrange for essentials (blankets, bottled water, baby needs, personal sanitation needs for women, cloths for all and anything (that the locals asked for) to be send from the temple (Gurdwara) in Plumpton.  (These were delivered by trucks that the voluntaries had managed to get hold of at very short notice).

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, more than 120,000 vegetarian meals & thousands of groceries hampers have been supplied to people in self-isolation, elderly and & needy people. Providing free blankets have also been added to help in the winter months with many families and individual suffering in the cold.  This is ongoing for the foreseeable future

Our Values

We strive to keep up to our Values as they are derived from teachings of our Guru Ji. Igurudwara is built on the fundamental concept of Sikhs for the Sikhs on the ways taught by our Gurus.
1. AKAL PURAKH – Recognise God as the giver of intellect and strength
2. KIRT KARO ( Earning/making a honest living, without exploitation or Fraud)
3. VAND CHAKKO (Sharing with others, helping those who are in need)
4. NAAM JAPO (Meditate in the name of God to control 5 Evils and eliminate sufferings for a happy life)
5. Australian Sikh Support (Donate 10% of your resources to the community to assist the disadvantaged)
6. GURU – Accept Guru Granth Sahib Ji as true Guru
7. SEWA – Pyar naal Gursikhi te Gursikh di sewa Karni (Assist a gursikh in their tough times). Do as much sewa as we can for the needy and the troubled
8. KARAM – Doing Righteous Deeds
9. DHUR KI BANI – Do all work in accordance with Gurbani
10.KIRTAN (kalyug mein kirtan pardhana) – provide free live kirtan from Gurudwaras 24 X 7 globally