‘A Wish and a Dish’ is a tradition established by the Siri Singh Sahib in order to honor the sacrifices of the Khalsa Panth after the attacks on the Golden temple complex in the assault named Akal Takhat.
This tradition is recognized every 6th of the month, and on important celebrations such as Guru Ram Das birthday every October 9th.
Yogi Bhajan’s lecture on March 6 1993
“So it is a privileged day today, it’s the sixth, we celebrate every sixth, the day of the Akal Takhat, and it’s a day of the dish and wish and it’s a promise by the Guru. It dawned on me and that is what Guru Ram Das said, “on this day, the saddest day, celebrate…Let anybody prepare with love a dish, bring it with a wish and I shall grant it,” and it has become our regular feature, it has become our regular fact. Today, we don’t only bring money, we bring Ras, we bring Roras, we bring something on which we survive, we bring the choicest thing, our life.”
“I don’t believe in miracles. I rely on them” – Yogi Bhajan
Note: It is important to mention that not all Gurdwaras embrace this tradition, so its recommended to call first and ask for the service’s hours.
Gurdwara- Sikh Society of Florida- Oct 9th 2013 6 am to 9 pm
16000 Stirling Rd southwest ranches fl 33331
Akal Takht being repaired by the Indian Government after the attack