While I was in India, I spent a day with the in-laws doing a mini yatra of gurdwaras in their locality. When I got back home to Jalandhar to my 'out'-laws (!), I had this interesting little conversation with my mamaji, which, in short, went something like this:
Mamaji: Prreeeti, where is this 'saropa' and 'parshaad' from?
Preet: I went to 'Flahi Sahib' Gurdwara and did an 'ardaas' there, they gave it to me there
Mamaji: You should have done your ardaas when you went to 'Alamghir' Gurdwara
Preet: Why? Surely the ardaas is the same regardless of the gurdwara you do it in, the Maharaj da saroop is the same everywhere, right?
Mamaji: Well, there is more power in that Gurdwara!
I, in my infinite stupidity, fail to understand this concept!
Anyone care to set me straight?