Friday, November 24, 2017
Gateway to Sikhism


Guru Amar Das Ji preaching to the congregation


Guru Ji was a great social reformer. Guru ji eliminated class distrinction through the institututions of Sangat and Pangat. No one could gain an audience without first partaking of food in Guru-ka-Kangar. Guru Ji stood for the emancipation of women. Guru Ji forbade the practice of pardha, the veiling of women.Guru Ji prohibited 'syapa', the beating of breasts by women on the death of a relative., instead he exhorted all to sing Gods praises and accept his will. Guru Ji forbade the practice of 'sati', in which widows burnt themselves on the funeral pyres of their dead husbands. 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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