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The Sikh Festival of Hola Mohalla

This annual festival held at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab and now replicated at other Gurdwaras worldwide was started by Guru Gobind Singh as a gathering of Sikhs for military exercises and mock battles on the day following the festival of Holi. It reminds the people of valor and defense preparedness.
Photo from Wikimedia Commons. Source: Nahing Singh. Author: Bhavjit Singh.

Spring Blossoms Welcome in the New Year

In this month, one humbly falls ‎at the feet of the saint who is able to reunite the separated soul with the universal soul. Thus, the beginning of Spring in the month of Chayt, is symbolic of the blossoming of a yearning to receive Vaheguru ji's darshan within the heart, and the soul to be alleviated from the pain of
Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay.

Guru Har Rai and the Pot

Listen to this story, courtesy of Sikhnet:   We always keep learning and understanding more about the Guru's teachings. It's ok that we don't understand everything. One time someone asked Guru Har Rai a question about this. They asked, “Guru ji, may I ask a question?” Of course
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The Great Cooking Pot

We are living in a time of turmoil for Mother Earth. The planet we call home is facing the extinction of species, deforestation, climate change, rising sea levels and many other problems. These problems are a result of the way modern society exploits the earth and her resources – the way we relate to the
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Can Trees Grow Overnight?

This timely story, inspired by the pressing environmental concerns and global warming of our planet, takes a spiritual activist approach and tells of a young girl’s devotion and the divine guidance that came to her from God along with the miracles that followed when she combined faith with action.
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Sikhism and Ecological Issues

The great earth, with its many life forms, is the “Dharam Khand,” the realm where balanced, responsible and righteous living should be practiced. In Sikhi, the purpose of human life on earth is to see and experience the Creator Being in nature (kudrat) and to serve both.
Image by Lutz Peter from Pixabay.

Video: Sikhs and Environmental Consciousness

Should Sikhs be environmentally conscious? The answer is as human beings we should be environmentally conscious. We are polluting our home, and no animal does that. For now we only have one planet so we have to start taking care of it. 
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