Ghoria - online course - Sikh Research Institute


Released: May 15, 2018 &

Bridgewater, NJ [May 15, 2018] – Sikh Research Institute is pleased to announce the release of a new online course Ghoria.

Literally a mare, Ghoria is a bani based on a marriage tradition prevalent in the north-western region of the Indian sub-continent, particularly Panjab. At the time of marriage, the women of the house come together and sing songs before the groom who ceremonially rides a mare before departing for the wedding at the bride’s place.

The Guru’s use of this ceremony, and its symbolism equates it to the human life, quest, and true purpose. It draws a parallel between the worldly marriage and the marriage with the Divine.

Ghoria answers such questions as:

  • What is the purpose of this body and life?
  • How is the highest state achieved?
  • What is the way to establish a relationship with the Divine?
  • How is the fickle mind controlled?

This course challenges anyone to reflect on the true purpose of life and realign priorities based on that understanding.

As with all SikhRI online courses, besides the learning of bani, participants also get to learn new vocabulary around the theme.

Ghoria online course has been made possible by the generous support of Dr. Kuldip Singh Kahlon of Abbotsford, British Columbia.

The registration for Ghoria is now open for all on the SikhRI website.

For any questions regarding the online course, don’t hesitate to reach out to Surender Pal Singh at


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