Category: Sikh History

The Unfolding Story of the History of the Khalsa Nation

Beads of Truth, Fall 1979, #3 by Siri Singh Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji Since New Year's 1979, the year of infinity that "will determine your fate in the 'hand of God'," the Siri Singh Sahib has aided our recognition of that destiny in a number of addresses that culminate in this issue with a
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Remembering Guru Teg Bahadur’s Sacrifice

There are many examples through history of people who gave their lives to defend their religious beliefs. But Guru Teg Bahadur sacrificed his life to defend the right of the followers of other religions to practice their religious beliefs. Just a few years before Guru Teg Bahadur was given the throne of Guru, Moghul
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Guruka Langar

The Guru’s Kitchen There are many memorable aspects of a Sikh Gurdwara program, but most first-time visitors are surprised and delighted by the wonderful food that is freely served to the congregation at the conclusion of every gurdwara program. This serving of food is a long-standing tradition called, Guru ka Langar (the Guru’s kitchen)
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Gatka

Gatka - A Martial Art that Empowers Our Life Guru Ram Das created the Mal Akhara or Martial Arts School in Amritsar, and actually gave a turban of victory to Guru Arjan Dev, who won a great bout against a famous wrestler Maskeen. This martial arts school was inherited from Guru Angad Dev, who had learnt the art
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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