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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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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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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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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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Do Sikhs Believe in the Devil or Demons?

Do Sikhs Believe in the Devil or Demons?

The Sikh scripture, Guru Granth Sahib, makes references to demons mentioned in Vedic legends primarily for illustrative purposes. There is no belief system in Sikhism which focuses on demons or devils. Sikh teachings center on ego and its effect on the soul. Indulging in unbridled egoism may render a soul subject to demonic influences and the realms of darkness which …

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How many people are Sikhs in India?

How many people are Sikhs in India?

Worldwide, there are 25,800,000 (25.8 million) Sikhs, but around 75% of Sikhs live in the Indian state of Punjab, where they are close to 59.9% of the population. Large communities of Sikhs live in the neighboring states, and large communities of Sikhs can be found across India. However, Sikhs are only about 2% of the Indian population.

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What Do Sikhs Believe About the Afterlife?

What Do Sikhs Believe About the Afterlife?

Transmigration is a common theme in Sikhism. The soul travels through countless lifetimes in a perpetual cycle of birth and death. Each lifetime the soul is subject to the influences of past deeds, and is cast into existences within various realms of consciousness and planes of awareness. In Sikhism the concept of salvation and immortality is enlightenment and liberation from …

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What Do Sikhs Believe About God and Creation?

What Do Sikhs Believe About God and Creation?

Sikhs believe in one creator inseparable from creation. Part and participle of one another, the creator exists within creation pervading and permeating every aspect of all that is. The creator watches over and cares for creation. The way to experience God is through creation and by meditating inwardly on the divine characteristic of the manifest self which is in tune …

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