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Guru Nanak:"Nanak, call that a miracle Which the Lord graciously bestows."
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.

Q6. What are the characteristics of the Sikh religion?

Sikhism is a monotheistic faith. It recognizes God as the only One. He who is not subject to time or space. He who is the Creator, Sustainer and Destroyer of the Universe.

Moreover in Sikhism, ethics and religion go together. The inculcation of moral qualities and the practice of virtue in everyday life is a vital step towards spiritual development. Qualities like honesty, compassion, generosity, patience, humility etc. can be built up only by effort and perseverence. The lives of the Gurus show how they lived their lives according to their code of ethics.

Sikhism does not believe in Avtarvada, that God takes a human form. It does not attach any value to gods and goddessses and other deities.

The Sikh religion rejects all rituals and routine practices like fasting and pilgrimage, omens and austerities. The goal of human life to merge with God is accomplished by following the teachings of the Guru, by meditation on the holy Name and performance of acts of service and charity.

Sikhism emphasises Bhakti Marg or the path of devotion. It does, however, recognizes the limited value of Gian Marg(Path of Knowledge) and Karam Marag(Path of Action). It also lays stress on the need for earning God's Grace in order to reach the spiritual goal.

Sikhism is a modern, logical, and practical religion. It believes that normal family-life(Grasth) is no barrier to salvation. That it is possible to live detached in the midst of worldly ills and temptations. A devotee must live in the world and yet keep his head above the usual tensions and turmoils. He must be a soldier, scholar and saint for God.
The Gurus believed that this life has a purpose and a goal. It offers an opportunity for self and God realization. Moreoever man is responsible for his own actions. He cannot claim immunity from the results of his actions. He must therefore be very vigilant in what he does. Finally, the Sikh Scripture (Sri Guru Granth Sahib) is the perpetual Guru. This is the only religion which has given the Holy Book the status of a religious preceptor. There is no place for a livign human Guru(Dehdhari) in Sikh religion.

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British High Commission Team Gets 1 hour Time to Meet Jagtar Singh Jaggi; Police Remand Extended for 4 More Days
The court accepted the request of Jagtar Singh Jaggi and the directed the police to arrange for a private meeting of Jagtar Singh Jaggi and the 3 representatives of the...
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State Promoting Industrialist’s Interest At Farmer’s Cost: BKU
In order to promote and forward the interests of the industrialists the Congress government of Punjab lead by Amarinder Singh has refused to The News State Promoting Industrialist’s Interest At...
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Patna Bound Vasco De Gama Express Train Derails Near Manikpur, 3 Reported Dead
As per the media reports three people were killed after Patna bound Vasco De Gama express train derailed near Manikpur railway station in Uttar Pradesh The News Patna Bound Vasco...
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Parliament’s Winter Session To Be Held From December 15 Till January 5
The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs today reportedly recommended that the Winter Session of Parliament be held from December 15 The News Parliament’s Winter Session To Be Held From December...
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Two Students In Jammu Booked For Not Standing Up During Jan Gan Man Anthem
The district police of Rajouri has registered an FIR against two students of Badshah University in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district for allegedly The News Two Students In Jammu Booked...
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Amarinder Singh Denies Torture of Jagtar Singh Jaggi; Jaggi’s Lawyer Rebuts CM’s statement
Jagtar Singh Jaggi's lawyer Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur has rebutted Capt. Amarinder Singh's statement denying all allegations about torture of Jagtar Singh Jaggi. The News Amarinder Singh Denies Torture of...
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Sikhism FAQs
What do you know of Guru Gobind Singh?
Q86. What do you know of Guru Gobind Singh? Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708) was installed as the Tenth Guru at the age of nine, soon after the martyrdom of his father. He knew that difficult times were ahead, particularly struggle against the Mughal... Read More...
Guru Sakhis
Anand bhya meree maaye, Satguroo main paaya
Sikh and Gurbani: Once, a Sikh made a request before the Guru Ji, "O true King! I am grieved by the world. Eliminate the pain of birth and death. Save me from sins. I am in your protection" I am illiterate so cannot even recite or understand... 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.
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