Category: Sikh History

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
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Guru Arjan Dev and the Birth of the Guru Granth Sahib

Guru Ram Das had three sons. The child who was to become the Guru was the youngest. Born April 15, 1563, he was named Arjan Mal. Each of the boys had very different dispositions. The eldest, Prithi Chand, was clever in social and worldly affairs. He managed the Guru’s household and most efficiently administered the
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Documentary Preview: The Life and Legacy of Guru Nanak

Guru Nanak’s message was ahead of his time, and he was considered a revolutionary activist. Guru Nanak espoused equality for all, gender empowerment, service to others, an honest living, devotion to the environment, and belief in One God. This documentary interweaves Guru Nanak's life, and how his spiritual legacy is carried out today by outstanding
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Gurutej Singh Publishes the Novel ‘Rajni’

In 2014, Gurutej Singh Khalsa published the historical novel 'Rajni'.  Akal Purkh, the solitary and eternal personality of the cosmos, narrates the story. Since eternity there is only Me. My vastness is profound, My peacefulness is absolute, but My loneliness incomprehensible. I have no peer, I have no mother or father,
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