Friday, October 28, 2016
Gateway to Sikhism


S.M.A.R.T. Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force– now S.A.L.D.E.F Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund founded in 1996, is a Washington, DC-based Sikh advocacy group having the following goals: Monitor the media for misinformation and misrepresentation of the Sikh faith and its adherents, and to correct such errors. Serve as a source of accurate and verifiable information on all aspects of the Sikh religion and its adherents: theology, culture, history and politics. Educate the American polity about the Sikhs, their culture and their heritage. Educate the Sikh American community about its civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights; other fundamental freedoms enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and work to protect and promote these rights. Develop resources and provide services to empower the community to fully realize and enjoy the aforementioned rights. Research issues affecting the civil rights and religious freedoms of the Sikh American community. Perform the aforementioned objectives in a non-political manner and by remaining unbiased in all respects. 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.
Encyclopedias encapsulate accurate information in a given area of knowledge and have indispensable in an age which the volume and rapidity of social change are making inaccessible much that outside one's immediate domain of concentration.At the time when Sikhism is attracting world wide notice, an online reference work embracing all essential facets of this vibrant faithis a singular contribution to the world of knowledge.