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Gateway to Sikhism

    500,000 Years: Pre-historic and Proto-historic existance of early mankind

    2500 - 1500 B.C.: Harappa Culture

    2500 - 700 B.C.: Rigvedic Aryan Civilization

    599 B.C.: Jainism

    567 - 487 B.C.: Budha

    550 B.C - 600 A.D.: Budhism remained prevelent

    550 - 515 B.C.: Persian Invasion to west of Indus River

    326 B.C.: Alexander's Invasion

    322 - 298 B.C.: Chandra Gupta Maurya Period

    273 - 232 B.C.: Ashoka's Period

    125 - 160 B.C.: Rise of the Sakas (Scythians known as Jat ancestors)

    2 B.C.: Beginning of Rule of the Sakas.

    45 - 180 A.D.: Rule of the Kushanas

    320 - 550 A.D.: Gupta Empire

    500 A.D.: Huns Invasion

    510 - 650 A.D.: Vardhanas Era

    647 - 1192 A.D.: Rajput Period

    713 - 1300 A.D.: Muslim Invaders (Turks and Arabs) famous invaders like Mahmud Gori and Mahmud Ghazni

    8th Century A.D.: Arabs capture Sind and Multan

    1450 - 1700 A.D.: Mughal Rulers

    1469 - 1539 A.D.: Guru Nanak Dev Ji (1st Sikh Guru)

    1539 - 1675 A.D.: Period of 8 Sikh Gurus from Guru Angad Dev Ji to Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji

    1675 - 1708 A.D.: Guru Gobind Singh Ji (10th Sikh Guru)

    1699 A.D.: Birth of the Khalsa

    1708 - 1715 A.D.: Conquests of Banda Bahadur

    1716 - 1759 A.D.: Sikh struggle against Moghul Governors

    1739 A.D.: Invasion of Nadir Shah

    1748 -1769 A.D.: Ahmed Shah Abdali's nine invasions

    1762 A.D.: 2nd Holocaust (Ghalughara) from Ahmed Shah's 6th invasion

    1764 - 1799 A.D.: Rule of the Sikh Misls

    1799 - 1839 A.D.: Rule by Maharaja Ranjit Singh

    1849 A.D.: Annexation of Punjab

    1849 - 1947 A.D.: British Rule

    1947 A.D.: Partition of India thus Punjab into 2 parts the Eastern part became the Indian Punjab and the Western part the Pakistan Punjab

    1966 A.D.: Punjab in India divided into 3 parts on Linguistic basis

    (Haryana, Himachal and Punjabi suba the present Punjab)

    1984 A.D.: Operation Blue Star and its aftermath 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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