There was an epidemic of small pox in Delhi. Guru Har Krishan went to the place where the outbreak had occurred and through his blessing, a spring of sacred water appeared that could heal the people of the illness. Read more ›
According to historians almost two thousand years after the Buddha, Guru Nanak visited Patliputra during his first journey to the East in the beginning of 16th century. There were 64 gates and 670 towers protected by moat and wooden walls. Guru Nanak entered Patna through the western gate and stayed at Bhagat Jaitamal's House which Read more ›
A trader by name of Goinda once hoped to establish a post at a ferry landing to take advantage of the traffic at the crossroads. He encountered a great many difficulties in launching this venture and asked Guru Angad Dev Ji’s blessing on it. Guru Angad asked his faithful follower, Amar Das, to oversee the project.
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"Jaap Sahib is Guru Gobind Singh's bani. Guru Gobind Singh became one with God and recited Jaap Sahib. You have to understand: the Sikhs of Guru Gobind Singh were in a position to run at the speed of a horse. What was the miracle that gave them such power? Jaap Sahib.
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BOWING JAAP SAHIB
GURBANI OF GURU GOBIND SINGH
POSTURE: Sit on the heels in Rock Pose, with hands on thighs.
MANTRA: Recitation of Guru Gobind Singh's Jaap Sahib.
MOVEMENT: Begin bowing the forehead to the floor to the Namastang rhythm:
With the recitation:
Bowing 4 counts, resting 1 with the music. (Consider one cycle Read more ›
"Khalsa Women’s Training Camp in the summer of 1983 was a revolutionary time for women in Sikh Dharma. For the first time, SSS Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji set the roots of the Khalsa women of the west deep into the identity of Guru Gobind Singh and the path of the spiritual warrior. What we discovered Read more ›
As part of the Raj Khalsa Yatra, we will have the opportunity to visit this exquisite Bahá'í place of worship. Here is some information about it.
About the Lotus Temple
The Lotus Temple, located in New Delhi, India, is a Bahá'í House of Worship completed in 1986. Notable for its flowerl-ike shape, it serves as the Read more ›
Of course, one of the delights of travelling to India is SHOPPING! No trip to India would be complete without it, so we will balance our spiritual journey by doing a little of this "down-to-earth" activity.
The vibrant and exotic atmosphere of Delhi markets can make shopping lots of fun. In fact, Delhi has Read more ›
Shanti Kaur shares suggestions for getting the most out of your Bowing Jaap Sahib experience.
When sitting in Rock Post (Vajrasana), place the top of the feet on the ground with the heels directly under the sitting bones. The ideal is to keep the knees together and keep the feet parallel and slightly Read more ›
Excerpts from Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan lecture at Khalsa Women's Training Camp (KWTC) in 1983
If God is not alive in you, you are not alive on this earth. For centuries and centuries you have been taught wrong, and the result is God has become outside of you and you have become outside of Read more ›
Where the Land lies green on fertile ground,
At the bend of the river, Goindwal is found,
In the humble village lived three Gurus;
At the bottom of the eighty-four steps
The pilgrims go to take their dips,
to wash away their karmas and pains,
it takes that water to remove those stains.
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It is a must for not only for Sikhs but others to visit The Golden Temple and pay your homage. Not only the experience will be blissful but it also has a healing effect both on their mind and physical body. It is difficult to quantify the blessings and what one takes with them after Read more ›
Written by HarKiren Kaur, Courtesy of Sikhnet
The below text is a funny and illustrated description shared by Harkiren Kaur from Malaysia about some of her experiences doing seva at Harimandir Sahib and being a Sikh woman. It is from 2006.
"I think I’ve mentioned that I have joined the school (Miri Piri Academy) in Amritsar Read more ›