References to the invasion of India by the Mughal emperor Babur found in the Guru Granth Sahib. God is said to have sent Babur as deaths messanger.
The celebration which takes place every April 13th. Guru Amardas initiated the annual gathering of Sikhs at Goindwal in 1567. In 1699 Guru Gobind Singh founded the Khalsa order on this day.
Compositions about the twelve months. By Guru Arjun in Raga Majh, by Guru Nanak in Raga Tukhari and by Guru Gobind Singh in Krishavtar.
An abbriviation of Gurbani, applied to any of the writings which appear in the Guru Granth Sahib.
An appeal for assistance made to Sikhs world wide.
Bhagat means a Saint. In Sikhism, Bhagat generally denotes the devout Sikhs. This ward is also used for those contributors whose bani finds place in Sri guru Granth Sahib. Other than Bani of the Guru's,Sri Guru Granth Sahib contains Bani of the Bhagats without any discrimination. Whatever Bani is incorporated in Sri Guru Granth Sahib it is revered by the Sikhs at equal basis.
Any of the writings which appear in the Guru Granth Sahib which were not written by the Gurus.
Bhai literally means brother. In sikhs it is respectfully form of address called for brother. Learned sikhs and pious sikhs are acknowledged with the title of Bhai Sahib. It is used as synonymous to priests, Granthis and other employees working in Gurudwaras. It is also used as an ordinary title for al sikhs as Bhai Sahib.
Bhakti is devotion towards God. It is concentration of mind on the name of God. The main requisite for Bhakti are:- Love and Devotion, self control, truthful living and meditation on the name of God
The ceremony marking the conclusion of a Path.
Bole So Nihal
Part of the Sikh salutation meaning "anyone who speaks will be happy."
The 'army of veterans' formed by Nawab Kapur Singh in 1733 to look after Sikh holy places, preach and initiate new converts to the Khalsa order.
A saint or devotee or a religious minded person who is devoted to meditation. The word is also used for Muslim renunciants.
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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.
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