Religions
BHAGAT RAVIDAS JI : AN ASCETIC AND A SOCIAL REFORMER

Bhagat Ravidas Ji (1377-1527) was born to Raghu Ji and Ghurbinia Ji at Mandhuadhe in Varanasi, Uttar Pardesh . He is respected by the Sikhs because he is one of the fifteen bhagats (holy men) whose compositions have been included in Sri Guru Granth Sahib,  the Holy Book of the Sikhs.  The basic tenets of Sikh religion include that all the creatures have been born out of One Light i.e. God Almighty.

PAYING RESPECT TO SRI GURU HAR RAI SAHIB ON HIS 387TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib (1630-1661) the seventh Guru of the Sikh faith was born on January 16, 1630 at Kiratpur Sahib in District Ropar of Punjab. He was the grandson of Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib (1595-1644) the sixth-prophet teacher of the Sikh faith and son of Baba Gurditta Ji (1613-1638).

An Unprescedented Martyrdom : Sahibzada Zorawar Singh Ji and Sahibzada Fateh Singh Ji

The martyrdom of Sahibzada Zorawar Singh Ji and Sahibzada Fateh Singh Ji, the two younger sons of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the Tenth Master of the Sikhs, born to Mata Jito Ji, which took place on December 12, 1705 is an unprecedented event and a major landmark in the history of Sikhs. 

A Unique Event in Sikh history: Sis Yatra of ninth Guru Sri Tegh Bahadur Sahib

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, the ninth prophet-teacher of the Sikhs was cruelly martyred by beheading him on November 11, 1675 in Chandni Chowk, Delhi under the orders of Emperor Aurangzeb. Besides martyring Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, Aurangzeb also passed orders that the whole family of the person who goes near the deceased's body will be annihilated.

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib: Protector of Oppressed Classes

 Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, the Ninth Guru (Revealer of the Sikh faith) of the Sikhs was born on Baisakh vadi 5, 1678 Birkimi i.e. April 1, 1621 in Amritsar, Punjab. He was the youngest of the five sons of Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib, the Sixth Guru of the Sikhs and Bibi Nanaki. His childhood name was Tyag Mal, tyag means 'giving away' or parting with what one possesses. As a small child he gave away his clothes to a poor child in charity. 

CHHOTA GHALLUGHARA (The Minor Holocaust) MARTYRDOM OF 40,000 SIKHS DURING MARCH-JUNE, 1746

The Sikh history of the 16th, 17th and 18th century is replete with atrocities impinged on the Sikhs by the Mughal and Afghan invaders and their descendents who ruled India.             In the blood-stained pages of Sikh history (i) Chhota Ghallughara (Minor Holocaust) which occurred during March-June 1746 and (ii) Vadda Ghallughara (Major Holocaust) which took place on February 5, 1762, in each of which 40,000 Sikhs were killed present examples unparalleled in world history.

MARTYRDOM OF 40,000 SIKHS IN A SINGLE DAY (FEBRUARY 5, 1762)

Information about this Ghallughara is mostly available in Tahmas Khan Miskin's book Tahmasnama (1719) who in his capacity as a Turkish Muhammadan was a Senior Official in the army of Zain Khan, the faujdar of Sirhind. 

Rajasthan BJP government suspended two civic body officials for the death of more than 90 cows

Facing flak over death of cows at a state-run shelter, Rajasthan government suspended two JMC officials on Saturday for “inaction”, even as opposition Congress took out a rally over the issue. Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) suspended Hingonia in-charge Ramesh Kumar Sharma and deputy commissioner Sher Singh Luhadiya for their “inaction”. Both the officials were on leave when more than 90 cows died in two days at the Hingonia cow rehabilitation centre.

Bhai Bala Ji : Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Life Long Companion

Bhai Bala Ji (1466-1544) son of Chandar Bhan Ji, born three years before Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji (1469-1539), the first Guru (prophet-teacher) of the Sikhs had the privilege of not only being his life-time companion but also serving as one of the major and most authentic sources of information about the life events of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The account he gave of the life and travels of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, which he compiled in the form of Janam Sakhi (Life Sketch Book) has been a rich source of information about the great Guru. Bhai Bala Ji was born at the same place as Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji i.e. Rai Bhoe Ki Talwandi, in Sheikhupura District, 65 kilometers south-west of Lahore which is now in Pakistan. Being the birth place of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, this place is now known as Nankana Sahib. Born in a Sandhu Jatt family, Bhai Bala Ji was three years senior in age to Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and was his childhood playmate. The families of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and of Bhai Bala Ji were in close contact with one another. 

Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Sacrificed His Life to Uphold the Right to Profess one's Religion

Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji (1563-1606), the Fifth Guru of the Sikhs was born on Baisakh Vadi 7, 1620 Bikrimi i.e. April 15, 1563 at Goindwal Sahib, which now falls in the present day Tarn Taran district of Punjab. He was the third and youngest son of Bhai Jetha Ji who later named as Sri Guru Ram Das Ji became the Fourth Guru of the Sikhs and Bibi (Lady) Bhani Ji, daughter of Sri Guru Amar Das Ji, the Third Guru of the Sikhs.

YATRA OF GURDWARA SRI HEMKUNT SAHIB: THE CHERISHED DREAM OF ALL THE SIKHS

Every year lacs and lacs of Sikh pilgrims pay their obeisance at Gurdwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib which is situated in the Himalayas in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand State of India at a height of about 15,210 feet above the sea level. 

Delhi based Hindu Sena performs havan for Trump's success hoping that he would “destroy Islamic terror"

The ceremony begins with a priest solemnly anointing tilak on the pictures of the US presidential candidate Donald Trump. He then proceeds with a havan for the presumptive Republican nominee's success in the 2016 US elections. The dozen-odd men in action at a pavement near Jantar Mantar on Wednesday were members of west Delhi-based Hindu Sena. They believe that Trump can "destroy Islamic terror" if elected, as reported in Times of India..

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