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Thursday, 16 January 2014 20:41

Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom

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Guru Tegh Bahadur was the youngest son of Guru Hargobind.   Initially he was not a guru.  At the age of about 35 he chose to spend his life in contemplation.  

Guru Hargobind knew that a guru had to be a leader of men, and he was not convinced that

 

Thursday, 16 January 2014 07:25

Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Birthday

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Guru Nanak, the first of the ten Sikh Gurus, was born on 20th October 1469. 

Sikhs believe that the spirit of Guru Nanak's sanctity, divinity and religious authority descended upon each of the nine

 

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 06:53

Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev

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Guru Nanak Dev was the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus. 

A guru is a teacher who brings the light of knowledge to his pupils. 

They claim that at his birth, an astrologer who came to write his horoscope insisted on

 

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 06:50

Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth

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The Guru Granth Sahib is a Sikh sacred text.

It is considered by Sikhs to be their eleventh and living Guru and treated with

 

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 06:53

Birthday of Guru Ram Das

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Guru Ram Das was the fourth of the Sikh Gurus.

A guru is a person who has great knowledge and wisdom, and who is able to show others light (knowledge) by

 

Sunday, 12 January 2014 11:37

Guru Arjan Dev Martyrdom

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Since 1606, on this day the Sikhs have commemorated the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Guru and the first Sikh Martyr. 

Up to this point all the Sikh Gurus had taught a message of

 

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 07:44

Baisakhi - New Year

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Baisakhi is the Sikh New Year and the founding of the Khalsa Panth.

The festival originated in 1699 when the Tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, formed a Khalsa (Brotherhood of Saint Soldiers) to fight against

 

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 07:17

Hola Mohalla

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Hola Mohalla is a Sikh festival that often falls in March and sometimes coincides with the Sikh New Year. 

This festival lasts

 

Monday, 06 January 2014 07:39

Birthday of Guru Har Rai

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Guru Har Rai (1630-1661) was the seventh of the eleven Sikh Gurus. 

He succeeded his grandfather, Guru Har Gobind. 

He was known for his compassion for living things, and as a child got

 

Saturday, 04 January 2014 18:23

Maghi

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The day of Maghi is observed in remembrance of the heroic fight of the Chali Mukte, or the Forty Liberated Ones. 

They sacrificed their own lives defending an attack by the imperial army marching in pursuit of Guru Gobind Singh.  The action took place near a pool of water, Khidrane di Dhab, on 29 December 1705.  Sikhs celebrate the Maghi with an end to end recital of the holy Guru Granth Sahib and religious rituals in all the Sikh Gurudwaras (temples). 

On the eve of Maghi 

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