Monday, December 11, 2017
Gateway to Sikhism


1. The widows burn themselves on the pyres of their lords, but if they love their spouses well, they'd suffer the pangs of separation even otherwise. Nanak: She who loves not he spouse, why burns she herself in fire? For, be he alive or dead, she owns him not. (Suhi, M. 3)

2. In the Kali-age, they (the man and the woman) meet as was Ordained; And as was the Will, they enjoy themselves. But she attains not to her loved Lord by burning (on his pyre), And by becoming a Sati through the effect of the Wrought deeds. Sheepishly, she follows the habit of the mind and surrenders herself to fire; But she attains not the Union of the Lord, and wanders through many births; Says Nanak, "She, who looks upon the Supreme God as her Spouse, Blessed is such a Sati and approved is she at the Lord's Court." (Gauri M. 5) 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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