Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Gateway to Sikhism

14th Sikhs
King George's Own Ferozepore

Brief History
History recalls more than one instance when a victorious British force has scarcely completed negotiations for peace when it has begun to enlist ex-enemy soldiers for local service. Thus it was in 1816 with the Gurkhas and also in 1846 after the fiercely fought Sikh wars. Two regiments were formed - the Regiment of Ferozepore and the Regiment of Ludhiana - albeit not entirely Sikh in composition. The regular Bengal line supplied a number of Oudh Rajputs as the framework and the now ubiquitous Punjabi Mussalman made up a leavening. Those were the days before the class structure of regiments which developed only 50 years later. During the Great Mutiny, the Regiment of Ferozepore fought its way with Havelock into the beleaguered garrison of Lucknow and awaited the second relief led by Sir Colin Campbell. The colour-staff borne in that action, chipped and splintered by rebel fire, was still in use well into the 20th century, although the attached colour had long since been replaced by another, carrying the honour scrolls which offered testimony. At the end of the campaign, the Regiment was granted the right to wear a red pagri, a distinction later extended to the 11th Sikh Regiment (formed in 1922, of which the 14th became the 1st battalion). In the post-Mutiny realignment in 1861, they became the 15th Bengal Native Infantry briefly but,later that year, changed to the 14th.

Principal Campaigns and Battles
1878 - 80 Afghanistan
1878 Ali Masjid
Defence of Chitral
1900 China
Predecessor Units
Regiment of Ferozepore
(1846 - 1861)
14th Bengal Native Infantry
(1861 - 1864)
14th (The Ferozepore) Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry
(1864 - 1885)
14th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry (Ferozepore Sikhs)
(1885 - 1901)
14th (Ferozepore) Sikh Infantry
(1901 - 1903)
14th Ferozepore Sikhs
(1903 - 1906)
14th Prince of Wales's Own Ferozepore Sikhs
(1906 - 1910)
14th King George's Own Ferozepore Sikhs
(1910 - 1922)
Successor Units
1st Bn/11th Sikh Regiment
(1922 - 1947)
Post-Independence Fate
To India

courtesy: The British Empire 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.