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Guru Arjan Dev Martyrdom Day 2017 – 16 June

Guru Arjan Dev Martyrdom Day 2017 - 16 June

Guru Arjan Dev Ji was fifth Guru of the eleven Sikh Gurus. Born in Goindval, Punjab, he was the youngest son of Guru Ram Das Sahib Ji and Bibi Bhani Ji. Bibi Bhani ji was the daughter of Guru Amar Das. Guru Arjan became the fifth Guru on September 1st, 1581 after the death of his father Guru Ram Das. …

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आनंदपुर साहिब: गुरु की नगरी

आनंदपुर साहिब: गुरु की नगरी

धर्मों के संदर्भ में अक्सर यह देखने में आया है कि कुछ स्थान ऐसे होते हैं जो अपनी विशेष और महत्वपूर्ण स्थिति के कारण उस धर्म विशेष के केंद्रीय स्थान के रूप में विकसित हो जाते हैं। ये स्थान उस धर्म के महापुरुषों, पैगम्बरों, गुरु साहिबान, भक्त साहिबान आदि के साधना-स्थल होते हैं। ये स्थान वे होते हैं जहां उन्होंने …

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Guru Amar Das Biography, Life Achievements & Timeline

Guru Amar Das Biography, Life Achievements & Timeline

Born: 05 May 1479 AD, Amritsar Death: 01 September 1574 AD, Goindval Famous As: Third Sikh Guru Guru Amar Das was the third of the ten Gurus of Sikhism. He was initiated into Sikhism quite late in life and had spent the major portion of his life as a staunch Hindu. His parents were both God-fearing pious Hindus and he …

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2017 Guru Purab Dates

2017 Guru Purab Dates

2017 Guru Purab Dates The Sikh festivals are celebrated as Gurpurabs, meaning “Guru’s Remembrance Day”. Gurpurabs are commemorated to mark the birth anniversary or the martyrdom of any one of the Sikh gurus. Each of the Gurus is remembered with immense pride, honor and tribute. Almost all the Guru Purabs have similar kind of celebrations and traditions with differences in …

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When is Baisakhi: Indian Culture & Traditions

When is Baisakhi: Indian Culture & Traditions

The auspicious festival of Baisakhi is celebrated on first day of Vaisakh month (April-May) according to the Nanakshahi calendar. Hence, the festival of Baisakhi is also popularly known as Vaisakhi. According to Gregorian Calendar, Baisakhi falls on April 13 every year and on April 14 once in 36 years. This variation in date is due to the fact that date …

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Sikhism Facebook Covers

Sikhism Facebook Covers

Sikhism Facebook Covers: Collection of FB Covers for Sikh’s religious events, ceremonies and Gurpurab. Gurpurabs are very auspicious and important celebrations for Sikhs, which marks the birth or death anniversaries of the Sikh Gurus. So right-click the images you find appropriate for your Facebook Profile. Save it on to your computer desktop or Smartphone photo gallery. Later upload it to …

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Who were the four Sahibzadas, name them?

Who were the four Sahibzadas, name them?

They were the sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Name the four Sahibzadas were Baba Ajit Singh Ji (1687 – 1704), Baba Jujhar Singh Ji (1689 – 1704), Baba Zorawar Singh Ji (1696 – 1704), Baba Fateh Singh Ji (1698 – 1704). Eldest Sahibzada was Baba Ajit Singh Ji and youngest was Baba Fateh Singh Ji. Baba Fateh Singh Ji …

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Guru Hargobind Singh Jayanti – Sikh Festival

Guru Hargobind Singh Jayanti - Sikh Festival

Sikhism was started in Punjab by Guru Nanak in the late 15th century and the followers of this religion are known as the Sikhs. Out of ten million Sikhs in India majority are centered in Punjab. The word Sikh means disciple. They are the disciples of their ten Gurus, namely, Guru Angad (Guru 1539-52), Guru Amar Das (Guru 1552-74); Guru …

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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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Do Sikhs Believe in Worshipping Idols?

Do Sikhs Believe in Worshipping Idols?

Sikhism teaches a belief in one divine essence having no one particular shape or form, which is manifest in every one of the countless myriads of forms of existence. Sikhism is against worshiping images and icons as a focal point for any aspect of the divine, and does not relate to any hierarchy of demi gods or goddesses.

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