Thursday, July 20, 2017
Gateway to Sikhism

Sikh Matrimonials
In association with SHAADI.COM

Sikh Matrimonials
Donate to AllAboutSikhs.com

Your donations will keep Allaboutsikhs.com in Chardikala

Subscription Options
Guru Arjan:"God alone Gives and His Givings know no bounds."
Based on the belief in One God, the Sikh religion recognizes the equality of all human beings, and is marked by rejection of idolatry, ritualism, caste and asceticism. This website serves to heighten the awareness of Sikhism and hopefully can be of some use to seekers of knowledge.

 Q82. What do you know of Guru Har Gobind?

Guru Har Gobind (1595-1644) acted as per the advice of his father to maintain an army. His father had been a victim of Mughal tyranny. The Mughal rulers wanted to break the power of the Sikhs. He organized a band of soldiers and trained them in warfare. Some historians call it the beginning of a military theorcracy.

Emperor Jahangir felt jealous of the Guru's military power and had him imprisoned in Gwalior fort. When the Guru's release was ordered, he refused to leave the fort till the other Indian princes who were also in jail were released. After this was done the Guru came to be known as Bandhichhor or the Great Liberator.

Guru Har Gobind realized that a fight with the Mughal power was inevitable, so he had his small army well trained. He himself was a great rider, hunter and swordsman. Cunninghham reports that he had 800 horses, 300 trained horsemen and 60 artillery-men. Guru Har Gobind fought three major battles which were forced on him by the Mughals. The first battle at Amritsar was fought in 1634. The Commandar of the Mughals-Mukhlis Khan- was completely routed. In the second battle near Lehra in 1637, the Guru's army was also victorious. The third battle in which Painde Khan got killed was fought at Kartarpur in 1638. The Guru's success in all the three battles created confidence and inspired courage among his Sikhs.

Guru Har Gobind's career marks the turning point in Sikh history. Due to the new circumstances, Sikhism was becoming militant. The Guru carried two swords: one of spiritual power - Peeri, and the other of military power - Meeri. The Sikhs had challenged the Mughal power, and has raised the banner of revolt against a crual and corrupt administration. The martydom of Guru Arjan had not been in vain. The mission of the Sikhs henceforth was for the liberation of people from religious and political tyranny. The use of the sword as means of defence and justice became popular among the Guru's followers. In 1644, Guru Har Gobind nominated Guru Har Rai as his successor.

 

iWitness Living a Carnage 1984

Punjab News Express Sikh seminary Damdami Taksal accuses Indian Judiciary, Executive of anti-Sikh mind setPunjab News ExpressAMRITSAR: The Sikh seminary Damdami Taksal today fired a salvo against the Delhi police for filing a supplementary challan (...
Read more...
India Today Prakash Javadekar compares mob lynching to 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Opposition walks outIndia TodayUnion minister Prakash Javadekar, while speaking on lynchings in Parliament, invoked 1984 and said that 3,000 Sikhs were lynched then. The Op...
Read more...
HuffPost UK 17 From '17: Preet Gill Becomes First Female Sikh To Sit In The House Of CommonsHuffPost UK17 From '17: Preet Gill Becomes First Female Sikh To Sit In The House Of Commons. HuffPost UK spoke to another new face in Parliament. 20/07/2017 ...
Read more...
SikhSiyasat.Net Bombay High Court May Hear Petition Against Maharashtra For Publishing Anti Sikh MaterialSikhSiyasat.NetChandigarh: The Bombay High Court may today take up the petition filed by Amritpal Singh Khalsa against the state of Maharashtra ...
Read more...
BBC News Family tried to push Sikh gay man into heterosexual marriage - BBC ...BBC NewsWhen 'Ranjeep' told his family that he was gay, at first his father advised him to marry a woman.and more »
Read more...
Times of India Sikhs in Europe disuss religious identity issuesTimes of IndiaGurjeet Singh of Sikh Federation, UK, told TOI that with UK setting negotiations to exit the European Union in motion, an urgent meeting of Sikh representatives from across...
Read more...
Hindustan Times Glass ceiling broken, says UK's first turban-wearing Sikh MP | world ...Hindustan TimesDhesi said his election was also about being respected and embraced by his fellow countrymen and women, including within the highest echelons of t...
Read more...
Washington Post How 'The Bachelorette' showed millions a different side of the Sikh faithWashington PostWhat happens when America's best-known dating show meets one of its most misunderstood religions? “The Bachelorette” brought Sikhs into the spotl...
Read more...
Sikhism FAQs
Sikhism FAQs:hat do you know of Guru Harkrishan?
Q84. What do you know of Guru Harkrishan? Guru Harkrishan(1656-1664) was called upon to assume the responsibilities of leadership of the Sikh community at the tender age of five. He is known as the "Child Guru" and is specially loved and cherished... Read More...
Guru Sakhis
‘Waheguru’ Name is the Giver of the Four Boons
Bhai Seehan and Bhai Gajan Bhai Seehan and Bhai Gajan were first cousins. They came to meet Guru Nanak Dev ji, and asked for his blessings to be liberated from the cycle of births and deaths. They also wanted to be blessed in this life itself with... Read More...
WorldGurudwaras.com
Worldgurudwaras.com 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.
SearchGurbani.com
SearchGurbani.com 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.
TheSikhEncyclopedia.com
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.
TheSikhEncyclopedia.com