Category: Sikh History

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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History and Composition of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib

Part 1 of Chapter 3 of Victory and Virtue Through his Hymns and Prayers, Guru Nanak inspired and uplifted humankind to live a life of truth, righteousness and spirituality. These enlightening words were sung by his companions, Bala and Mardana, and by the Sangats which grew up around Guru Nanak. In his later
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Guru Har Rai y Gurbani (Italian Translation)

Un giorno qualcuno pose a Guru Har Rai (7° Guru nella cultura e tradizione Sikh) una domanda: “Guru Ji, noi recitiamo così tanto il Gurbani (lett. “la parola del Guru” o “gli insegnamenti del Guru”). Talvolta non comprendiamo ciò che cantiamo. C’è una qualche utilità nel recitare queste parole sacre quando non ne capiamo il
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The Sword of Raj Khalsa

Jot Singh Khalsa, Master Sword Maker and Jewelry Maker, shares his experience of the Raj Khalsa Yatra. It was my good fortune to have been requested to make a special sword, that was presented in Patna India honoring the 350th birth anniversary of one of humanity's most revered and respected humanitarians, the
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The Life and Times of Guru Har Rai

This post is about Guru Har Rai and his unique leadership of the Sikhs during the turbulence of the 17th century in India. The time of Guru Har Rai’s Guruship was marked not only by serious infighting between the various contenders to the Mughal throne, but also by the Minas or the descendants of
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The Origins of Song of the Khalsa: A Recollection from the Artist

Source: Heroes, Saints & Yogis by Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa and Guruka Singh Khalsa In 1975, Livtar Singh Khalsa (Atlanta, Georgia) composed this song recounting some of the major events in Sikh history. The Siri Singh Sahib directed that “The Song of the Khalsa” be sung in every Gurdwara immediately before the Anand Sahib. He
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