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University Degree: Sikhism
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The religious ceremony is not to be performed in a hotel or banquet hall. Most of the wedding ceremonies were performed in the morning, and lasted up to a few hours although there is no restriction as to the start and end time of the ceremony. The whole process was very intriguing and a huge social event. The first ceremony that I got to be a part of was the engagement, which was performed about 4 days before the wedding. The engagement, better known as 'Kurmai', was conducted at the groom's home. The preparations for this day had begun weeks in advance, and had kept the whole family on their toes.
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In those days, Sikhs assembled at the Akal Takhat at Amritsar on Baisakhi and Diwali days and took counsel together, in the presence of the Guru Granth Sahib, to plan a course of action in the face of a threat or in pursuit of a common objective. At this meeting every man expressed his opinion. The basic ideals held at the Sarbat Khalsa were those of equality and responsibility. The final decision emerging from the deliberations was known as the gurmata.
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