Category: Sikh History

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.

Bhagat Ravidas Ji

There are 41 verses of Bhagat Ravidas in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. His poetry is brimming with ardent love for God, Universe, Nature, Guru, and the Name. He was the first to motivate his followers to challenge discrimination on the grounds of caste and attack the Hindu caste system.
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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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Video: Roots of Sikh Dharma – Overview of Sikh Dharma

Pritpal Singh taught the first "Roots of Sikh Dharma" class on October 21, part of the "Dharma Dive Live" series. The topic for Episode 1 was an Overview of Sikh Dharma. Video includes content on - what is Sikh Dharma? Definitions of Sikhism, Sikh Dharma and Sikhi; religion versus Dharma and foundational concepts and history
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Saying Goodbye to YogiJi

Ek Ong Kaar Kaur describes the Espanola community in the midst of Yogiji’s twilight days. Originally written: October 7, 2004. The day after the passing of Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji =================================================================== It was only a week ago yesterday that the Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan, strolled through the grounds
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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.