Monday, December 11, 2017
Gateway to Sikhism

Bur Singh, Bhai
A Martyr of The Nankana Sahib Massacre (1896-1921)

Son of Bhai Mal Singh Kamboj and Mai As Kaur, of Chakk No. 80 Mula Singhvala, district Sheikhupura, was born on 10 Phagun 1952 Bk/22 February 1896. His parents originally belonged to village Bahoru in Amritsar district and had settled in the newly developed canal colony in western Punjab, Chakk No. 80, only in 1892.

Bur Singh received elementary education in the village school and gurdwara. He was present at Chuharkana on 30 December 1920 when Gurdwara Sachcha Sauda was taken over from Udasi mahants and brought under the management of the reformist Akalis by Khalsa Diwan Khara Sauda Bar under the leadership of Jathedar Kartar Singh Jhabbar.

Bur Singh took the Khalsa pahul on the spot and became an Akali activist. He joined the jatha of Bhai Lachhman Singh Dharovali and attained martyrdom at Nankana Sahib on 20 February 1921, which happened to be his 26th birthday.

Source: TheSikhEncyclopedia.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. 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.