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Guru Amar Das Jayanti – Date, Celebration, Events

Guru Amar Das Jayanti

Guru Amar Das was the third Sikh Guru in the series of ten Sikh Gurus. Amar Das was given the title of Sikh Guru on 26th March, 1552. Guru Amar Das was popularly known as a crusader who advocated in favour of giving equal rights to women in all fields. He was among those who abolished the practice of Sati …

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Baisakhi Customs: Sikh Culture & 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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Guru Gobind Singh – The Childhood

Guru Gobind Singh - The Childhood

The tenth Guru Spent his first five years in Patna itself and did his basic schooling there. Along with the religious scriptures, he also studied the Bihari language at Patna. His Uncle, Bhai Kripal, trained him in archery and swordsmanship and soon he became a great marksman. When Guru Tegh Bahadur returned from Dacca to Patna he saw his five …

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Tenth Sikh Guru – Guru Gobind Singh

Tenth Sikh Guru - Guru Gobind Singh

Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Nanak (Sikh Guru), was born at Patna, Bihar, India on December 22, 1666, (Poh Sudi Saptmi). His birthday generally falls in December or January or sometimes twice within a year as it is calculated according to Hindu Bikrami Calendar, which is based on the lunar calendar. According to the Nanakshahi Calendar, the birthday of Guru …

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Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti in India

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti in India

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is a Sikh festival that commemorates the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and the last Guru of the Sikhs. It is a religious celebration in which prayers for prosperity are offered. What do people do? It is common for large processions to go through markets in India on Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti. People sing …

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Hazur Sahib: Takht Sachkhand Shri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib, Nanded, Maharashtra

Hazur Sahib: Takht Sachkhand Shri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib, Nanded, Maharashtra

Nanded (pronounced Nander), formerly in Hyderabad State is now a district town in Maharashtra. It is a railway station on the Manmad-Secunderabad section of South Central Railway. One of the five Sikh Takhts is located here and the Sikhs reverently refer to it as Hazur Sahib. Nanded is associated with the first and the last of the Sikh Gurus. While …

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Damdama Sahib Gurudwara, Talwandi Sabo, Punjab

Damdama Sahib Gurudwara, Talwandi Sabo, Punjab

Gurdwara Damdama Sahib, the ‘Seat of Temporal Authority’, is indeed one of the revered ‘takhts’ of the Sikhs. This was the place where Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth guru of the Sikhs, took repose from the raging political upheaval and spent time in serenity adding valuable verses to Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Located in the village of Talwandi Sabo near …

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Golden Temple: Harimandir Sahib Gurudwara, Amritsar

Golden Temple: Harimandir Sahib Gurudwara, Amritsar

The Golden temple is also known as Harimandir Sahib and is located in Amritsar, Punjab. It is one of the most sacred shrines for the Sikhs. It is most commonly known as Golden temple because the upper levels of the gurudwara are entirely gold-plated. The gurudwara symbolizes equality, spirituality, brotherhood, honesty and trust. It also represents the historical customs, specific …

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Daler Mehndi – Biography of Bhangra / Pop Singer

Daler Mehndi - Biography of Bhangra / Pop Singer

Daler Mehndi (Born: 18 Aug 1967) is a bhangra / pop singer from India. Mehndi was a student of traditional Punjabi music and his first album broke sales records in India. Since 1995 he has recorded several highly successful albums in India, and also sung in several Bollywood movies. His international popularity has grown in recent years allowing him to tour …

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Sant Kabir Biography

Sant Kabir Biogarphy

Sant Kabir, is considered to be one of the greatest poets as well as mystics ever born in India. He believed that human beings are equal and being one with God is the ultimate aim of every individual. His love and devotion towards the Supreme One clearly reflects in his poetry. The Holy Guru Granth Sahib contains over 500 verses …

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