Category: Gurpurbs

Guru Nanak Dev Ji

As was customary in India in the 1400s, an astrologer was called to cast the horoscope for a newborn infant. He amazed everyone by saying, “This is no ordinary child. This infant is a divine incarnation.” He predicted that this soul would have a profound influence on the world. The astrologer was definitely right, for
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Bandi Chhor Divas: A Day of Liberation

Guru Hargobind set off for Gwalior. There he found the prisoners living in terrible conditions without adequate food or clothing. Among the prisoners were rajas whose kingdoms and thrones had been taken over by Jahangir. The Guru lived with them, shared his meager rations with them, and comforted them with stories of Guru Nanak and
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Guru Hargobind, the Emperor and the Tiger

Chandu and other enemies of Guru Hargobind learned of the Guru’s military preparations, and claimed that Guru Hargobind was not only converting Muslims to his faith, he was raising an army to avenge his father’s death. With this false rumor, they tried to convince Emperor Jahangir that Hargobind posed a major threat to his kingdom.
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Master and Disciple

Renowned Canadian artist - Kanwar Singh, the painter/chronicler of Sikh History, painted this image, "Guru Gobind Singh: Master and Disciple."  It depicts a scene from the seminal event in Sikh history: the First Vaisakhi of 1699 and the Creation of The Khalsa. In the scene thus captured, we witness as follows: Having just
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“Baisakhi”

by Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji, 1996.  English translation by MSS Guruka Singh Khalsa ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ ।। ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਹਿ Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa!  Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh! The Panth is gathering God's heart quivers with joy The prayers of his lovers resound In
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Raj Khalsa Yatra 2016/2017

SS Gurujot Kaur Khalsa, CEO of Sikh Dharma International shares her experience on the Raj Khalsa Yatra The Raj Khalsa Yatra, organized by Sikh Dharma International, was an amazing journey to India where we were blessed to visit the sacred Golden Temple in Amritsar and join in the celebration of Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s 350th birth anniversary in Patna Sahib. It was a
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