Category: Sikh History

Guru Hargobind Ji

Guru Hargobind was the sixth Sikh Guru, following in the footsteps of his father Guru Arjan Dev Ji.  He was not more than eleven-years-old at the time of his father's execution, when he was installed as Guru. From his prison cell, Guru Arjan Dev Ji sent a message to Hargobind to cultivate and maintain an army.
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Ardas

This explanation of the Sikh Ardas was taken from Sikhnet at: Read More Here Ardas means a formal prayer, supplication or humble request. It is derived from the Persian word 'Arzdaasht' meaning a petition. It is human nature to pray when one needs help say for wealth, children, personal affairs, health for peace and so
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Women in Khalsa Army

The Khalsa Woman in Guru Gobind Singh’s Army Khalsa women have played an important role in Guru Gobind Singh’s army and have faced death many times for the Khalsa. Many of the old stories have been lost, and those that remain are scant in detail and description. But the fact is that the Tenth
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4 Sons of Guru Gobind Singh

In the late seventeenth century, the city of Anandpur Sahib prospered and grew under the inspired leadership of the Tenth Guru, Siri Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj. Artists, poets, merchants, and devoted Sikhs swelled the population of Anandpur into a flourishing community. When the Guru established the Khalsa at Baisakhi 1699, the human spirit emerged
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Akhand Path: Every Minute, Everyday

Every minute of every day divine scriptures are being read out loud from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the holy book of the Sikhs, at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India. This ceremonial, nonstop recitation of Sikh Scriptures, from beginning to end—all 1,430 pages—is known as an Akhand Path and continues, unbroken, to

13th Anniversary of the Attack on the Harimandir Sahib by SS Shanti Kaur Khalsa and SS Dr. Harjot Kaur

In the month of June this year, the Sikhs worldwide will commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the Indian Army attack on the Harimandir Sahib, known as the Golden Temple of Amritsar, the most beloved Gurdwara of the Sikhs. This is a time of prayerful remembrance for Sikhs everywhere. Understanding the course of events that resulted
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Guru Ram Das and the Throne of Raj Yog

Yogi Bhajan talked a lot about Guru Ram Das in his teachings on Kundalini Yoga. He would say that Guru Ram Das holds the Golden Chain, that Guru Ram Das is the Lord of Miracles. But most important, he talked about Guru Ram Das as having the throne of Raaj Yog bestowed upon him.
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Book Review: Warrior Saints

Kashi House, “a not-for-profit publisher of fine quality books and art print on the cultural heritage of the Sikhs and Punjab,” have released a new edition of their 1999 release on Sikh martial history: Warrior Saints: Four Centuries of Sikh Military History Vol. 1. The authors, Amandeep Singh Madra and Parmjit Singh wrote the first
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Holy Holla!

The dusty roads between Garhshankar and Jalandar teemed with life. Surrounded by serene wheat fields lined with wispy trees, thousands of people motored up and down the cramped highway.  They dodged affable but incessant sevaks demanding them to receive Guru’s langar. Their heads adorned with orange turbans in celebration of Holla Mohalla (Holla), the Sikh
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