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Asa di Var

Asa di Var is a collection of 24 paurees or stanzas written by Guru Nanak Dev ji (Sri Guru Granth Sahib, page 462-475). The founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak wrote the first nine together on one occasion, and later wrote 15 more stanzas on a different occasion. These two parts were then compiled together by
Asa di Var

Shri Akal Takhat: Throne of the Immortal

In 1663, Guru Hargobind ji laid the foundation of the Takhat Akal Bunga. The original structure of Akal Takhat was built by Guru Hargobind ji, Bhai Gurdas ji and Baba Buddha ji, with their own hands. No other person or artist was employed to build the platform. Guru ji remarked that the seat of guru would
Photo by Amarpreet Singh, from Wikimedia Commons.

Sikhism and the Environment

The importance of Air, Water and Earth to life are emphasized over and over again in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib. The earth is referred to as the mother and as such requires the our respect. Great care needs to be taken to ensure that no damage occurs to it while the Sikh is going
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