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Culture & Tradition of India

Culture & Tradition of India

Indian cultural history has been derived by the absorbing customs, traditions, and rituals from both invaders and immigrants. Many Indian customs, cultural practices and languages are examples of this co-mingling over centuries. It was the birthplace of many religious systems like Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism which influenced not only this country but also the neighboring countries. With the following invasion of the …

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Guru Har Rai: 7th Sikh Guru Biography

Guru Har Rai: 7th Sikh Guru

Born: January 16, 1630 Kiratpur Sahib, Rupnagar, Punjab, India Died: October 6, 1661 (aged 31) Kiratpur Sahib, Punjab, India Religion: Sikhism Spouse: Mata Krishen Devi Children: Baba Ram Rai and Guru Har Krishan Parents: Baba Gurditta (father), Mata Nihal Kaur (mother) Guru Har Rai was the seventh of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism and became Guru on Tuesday, 19 March, …

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Dulla Bhatti History And Traditional Stories

Dulha Bhatti - History & Traditional Stories of Dulha Bhatti

Dulla Bhatti also popularly known as Robin hood is the heroic icon that is associated with the harvest festival of Lohri. The legendary figure of Dulla Bhatti also represents the glorious secular tradition of Lohri bonfire. Even today, children go door to door singing traditional folk songs in praise of Dulla Bhatti, a thief who helped the poor and fought …

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Guru Nanak Jayanti Quotes For Students

Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Guru Nanak Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak. He was also the founder of the Sikh religion. One of the most sacred Sikh festivals, celebration takes place on a large scale all over India, especially in Punjab and Haryana. Moreover, the Sikh community across the world commemorate the occasion with great pride and respect. …

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Sikhism Information For Students And Children

Sikh Gurus

Sikhism, or known in Punjabi as Sikhi, is a monotheistic religion founded during the 15th century in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent, by Guru Nanak and continued to progress through the ten successive Sikh Gurus (the eleventh and last guru being the holy scripture Guru Granth Sahib. The Guru Granth Sahib is a collection of the Sikh Guru’s …

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Guru Gobind Singh: The Birth – Story behind the birth of 10th Sikh Guru

Guru Gobind Singh Ji, Tenth Guru and Last of the Sikhs guru was born to Guru Tegh Bahadur and Mata Gujari Ji on December 26, 1666, at Patna Sahib in Bihar. Though he came into the world that day, the story of his birth began much earlier. Much Before his mortal birth, when he was in a state of bodiless …

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What are Baisakhi Customs and Rituals?

What is Significance of Baisakhi?

The harvest festival of Baisakhi is celebrated with pomp and gaiety across the vibrant state of Punjab. It falls on the first day of the Indian calendar month, Vaishakh, which is usually April 13. Apart from being a harvest festival, it holds a special significance in the Sikh community, because it commemorates the establishment of the Khalsa (pure) order for …

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Baisakhi Customs: Baisakhi Festival Rituals & Traditions

Baisakhi Customs: Sikh Culture & Traditions

The harvest festival of Baisakhi is celebrated with pomp and gaiety across the vibrant state of Punjab. It falls on the first day of the Indian calendar month, Vaishakh, which is usually April 13. Apart from being a harvest festival, it holds a special significance in the Sikh community, because it commemorates the establishment of the Khalsa (pure) order for …

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Why Guru Gobind Singh ji said in Zaffarnama that he is an idol breaker, but yet he protected hindus?

Why Guru Gobind Singh ji said in Zaffarnama that he is an idol breaker, but yet he protected hindus?

In verse no 95 of Zaffarnama (Letter to Aurangzeb), Guru is saying: ਮਨਮ ਕੁਸ਼ਤਹਅਮ ਕੋਹਿਯਾਂ ਪੁਰਫਿਤਨ ॥ ਕਿ ਆਂ ਬੁਤ ਪਰਸਤੰਦੁ ਮਨ ਬੁਤਸ਼ਿਕਨ ॥੯੫॥ MANAM KUSHTEH AM KOHI-AAN BUT PRAST KE O BUT PRASTAND-O MAN BUT SHIKAST (95) I am also the annihilator of the Hill Rajas, the idol Worshipers. They are idol worshipers and I am the idol breaker. …

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