Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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Ishnan and Darshan Ishnan (Purity of mind and body)

Sikhism believes in attaining holiness, purity, personal cleanliness and cleanliness of surroundings by avoiding loathsomeness, abomination, physical and emotional stress. It believes that heart and mind can not be pure without cleanliness of body. Therefore bathing and washing is an important aspect of Sikh way of life.

It is generally believed that bathing and ablution in the morning is more effective than any remedy in the world. Washing of hands is obligatory in almost all the religions both before and after partaking of food as well as at other times. Similarly, washing of hair is based on the theory to avoid stink, contamination, diseases and infections which may spread to ears, nose, eyes (cause blindness), mouth and other parts of the body.

The Sikhs are required to clean the body and mind from vices and sins. The Sikh must wash up the body, clean the mind in nectarine stream and bathe the soul in love of God to attain Him. 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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