Saturday, October 22, 2016
Gateway to Sikhism


4th March


1716 Marked the killing of Sikhs in Delhi, under the protection of Sarabrah Khan. 100 Sikhs were killed on the first day.
1947 The Pakistan Holocaust began.
1953 Akali led government of PEPSU province dismissed without any ground.
1988 Jasbir SIngh Rode, a nephew of Jarnail Singh Bhindrawalae, who had been nominated as the Chief Granthi of Sri Akal Takhat, was won over by Rajiv Gandhi, while he was in jail. Under a secret agreement he was released on this day. He tried to confuse the Sikh masses as planned but the Sikh nation rejected him in the same manner as Ragi Darshan Singh. He called a meeting of Sarbat Khalsa at Talwandi Sabo on APril 13, 1988. Even this congregation declated that the Sikh nation would not compromise its freedom.

- Ref. THE SIKHS' STRUGGLE FOR SOVEREIGNTY, An Historical Perspective By Dr. Harjinder Singh Dilgeer and Dr. Awatar Singh Sekhon. Edited By: A.T. Kerr Page 128.

xxxx SIGNIFICANT OBSERVANCE include Maela Dehra Baba Nanak.

==> DEHRA BABA NANAK, in district Gurdaspur, tehsil Batala, on the southern banks of river Ravi, 22 miles from Gurdaspur city, where Guru Nanak shed his earthly body. This place was initially known as Kartarpur. Here a tombstone was erected against Guru Nanak's expressed wishes. However, subsequent flooding of river Ravi, buried the tombstone along with the whole city. The new city, established by LashmiDass Ji (son of DharamChand Ji), was named "Dehra Baba Nanak". Further a new tombstone was erected to mark Guru Nanak's departure from this world. Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Sud Singh and sangat collectively constructed the Gurudwara at this place. There is extensive jagir associated with this Gurudwara. Annual maela celebrations are held here in Vaisakhi, 20th Fagan, and Sradhas. Today, Dehra Baba Nanak is a railway station on the Amritsar Vaerka line, which is 38 miles from Amritsar.

-Ref. Mahan Kosh 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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