Monday, October 24, 2016
Gateway to Sikhism

0000 à 1469 : RELIGIOOUS IMPORTANCE : '5 - AAB' :



  • has been,
  • till date
  • a witness to
  • almost all the major
  • ancient world religions.

Hindu religion:

  • had its birth here;
  • and here also were written
  • some of the most ancient
  • sacred literature in the world; and

Here also two of the

  • great quietist movements
  • which had their rise
  • in the intolerable nature of the burden laid by the
  • Brahmans upon men's shoulders'

I. Sikhism was born here

  • ? developed into a military and
  • ? political organization, /and
  • ? after a period of decline
  • ? now flourishes again
  • ? within that province;

II. While, of the followers of Buddha, now represented in the Punjab: only by a few

It was from the Punjab that sprang

  • the founder of the Gupta dynasty,
  • under whose grandson Asoka
  • the Buddhist religion attained,
  • Here as elsewhere,
  • a supremacy :
  • such as it never enjoyed
  • either before or
  • ever since
  • in
  • India.

A GLOSSARY OF THE TRIBES AND CASTES OF THE Punjab and North-West Frontier Province
Based on the Census Report for the Punjab, 1883, by the late Sir DENZIL IBBETSON, K.C.S.i., and the Census Report for the Punjab, 1 892, by the Hon. Mr. E. D. MacLAGAN, C.S.i., and complied by H. A. ROSE. pub. By LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT, PUNJAB will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

The etymology of the term 'gurdwara' is from the words 'Gur (ਗੁਰ)' (a reference to the Sikh Gurus) and 'Dwara (ਦੁਆਰਾ)' (gateway in Gurmukhi), together meaning 'the gateway through which the Guru could be reached'. Thereafter, all Sikh places of worship came to be known as gurdwaras. brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. It has the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Amrit Kirtan Gutka, Bhai Gurdaas Vaaran, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib and Kabit Bhai Gurdas . You can explore these scriptures page by page, by chapter index or search for a keyword. The Reference section includes Mahankosh, Guru Granth Kosh,and exegesis like Faridkot Teeka, Guru Granth Darpan and lot more.
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