Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Gateway to Sikhism



Ad-Dharm is an alternative term for the Ravidasi religion, meaning Primal Spiritual Path. The term Ad-Dharmi is used by many dalits as a self motivation instead of using their caste name which considers them untouchables. The term Ad-Dharm came into popular usage in the early part of the 20th century when many followers of Ravidas converted to Sikhism and were severely discriminated against due to their low catse status (even though the Sikh religion is strictly against the caste system). Many of these converts stopped attending Sikh Gurdwaras owned or run by Jat "Sikhs," and built their own on arrival to the UK. The building of separate Ravidasi temples paved the way for the Shri Guru Ravidas Mission London to formally organise the Ad-Dharm community based on the tradition which had been passed down from Raidas, who was himself a famous Chamar. 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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