Category: Sikh History

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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Following the Echo of Laughter of Young Gobind Rai

There was an echo of laughter in the streets of Patna 350 years ago, when the amazing soul of Guru Gobind Singh Ji was born. Far from their familiar home in Punjab, Mata Gujri was traveling with her saintly husband and the ninth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib, on a teaching
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The Power of Sikh History – Securing the Future by Understanding the Past

There are brilliant teachers of philosophy, and there are knowledgeable professors of Sikh theology, but there are very few teachers of Sikh Dharma. Sikhism, by its very nature, is difficult to teach. Sikh Dharma is a way of life, not a dogmatic religion, and is rooted in a personal relationship between the Sikh and his
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The Perfection of Creation

by SS Gurutej Singh Khalsa, Singapore Courtesy of the #60 Summer 2016 SDI Ministry Newsletter This creation is one of absolute perfection and within that perfection exists the miraculous human incarnation. Since time immemorial, human beings have been trying to understand the perfection, mystery, and purpose of the incarnation, and in fact, the
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A Brief History of Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib

According to historians almost two thousand years after the Buddha, Guru Nanak visited Patliputra during his first journey to the East in the beginning of 16th century. There were 64 gates and 670 towers protected by moat and wooden walls. Guru Nanak entered Patna through the western gate and stayed at Bhagat Jaitamal's House which
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