Minorities
Temporary offices on both sides to manage the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor pilgrims’ rush

Work on Kartarpur Corridor, is going on at a fast speed on both sides of the Indo-Pak border-India and Pakistan. Excited and  restive pilgrims-the Sikhs and other faiths- both gather at border here every day from morning to evening, to have darshan of Guru Nanak Dev’s last abode at Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan

Gurdawas’ take care of visitors needs by making available scarfs and chunnis

This blog is about availability of scarfs/chunnis for covering head at the entrance of the Sikh gurdwaras. Thinking and ideas  are changing very fast in the new world. Whether you like it or not, but  things continuously change. 

A life-size statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh installed at Lahore Fort

 A life-size statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who ruled over Punjab for about 38 years, was installed at Lahore Fort on Thursday at a simple ceremony.

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 spiritual mentor of the Sikhs was born on Baisakh Vadi 7, 1620 Bikrimi i.e. April 15, 1563 at Goindval Sahib, which now falls in the present day Tarn Taran district of Punjab. 

PAYING OBEISANCE TO SRI GURU AMAR DAS JI

Sri Guru Amar Das Ji was born on Baisakh Sudi 14, 1636 Bikrami i.e. May 5, 1479 at Basarke Gillan village, which is about 13 kms. south-west from Amritsar, in district Amritsar, Punjab. In his fond memory, in this village at his birth place Gurdwara Sri Janam Asthan Sri Guru Amar Das Ji has been established. 

U.P. Muslims demonstrate they still count in India’s democracy

Uttar Pradesh continues to hold the key to political power in the country. The results for the 80 parliamentary seats in this keystone State will decide who governs India. 

Holla Mahalla: A Colourful Festival of the Sikhs

Holla Mahalla, which is sometimes termed as ‘Holla’ is a Sikh festival. Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji (1666-1708) the tenth prophet-teacher of the Sikhs started Holla Mohalla a kind of March on Chet vadi 1 (the day after the full moon day),

BHAGAT RAVIDAS JI : AN ASCETIC AND A SOCIAL REFORMER

      Bhagat Ravidas Ji (1377-1527) was born to Raghu Ji and Ghurbinia Ji at Seer Goverdhanpur in Varanasi (also known as Banaras), Uttar Pardesh. In his sacred memory, at his birth place Shri Guru Ravidass Janam Asthan Mandir has been established.

VADDA GHALLUGHARA - THE BIGGER HOLOCAUST

         Ahmad Shah Abdali was a poor pathan who by enhancing his power after conquering Kandhar, brought Balkh, Sindh, Punjab and Kashmir under his control. He invaded India eight times during 1747 to 1767 and his sixth invasion which he undertook on February 5, 1762 was to annihilate the Sikhs. 

Sarbans Danee : Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji

               Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji (1666-1708) the Tenth Master of the Sikhs, reverently known as 'Sarbans Danee' i.e. a person who sacrificed his 'sarbans' (whole family) for helping the oppressed and protecting a person's right to profess the religion of his own choice. He was born the only son of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib and Mata Gujri Ji on Poh Sudi 7 (23 Poh) Saturday, 1723 Bikrimi i.e. 22 December, 1666 at Patna Sahib, Bihar. 

SARADHS ARE FORBIDDEN IN SIKH RELIGION

Saradhs also called sharadhs are forbidden in Sikh religion whereas in Hindu religion saradhs are held in memory of the deceased ancestors every year in the month of Asu, the seventh desi month which corresponds to the month of September.

Bhai Ghanaiya Ji : Humanitarian and Benevolent Sikh (1648-1718)

Bhai Ghanaiya Ji also known as Bhai Kanhaiya Ji was born in a Badhavan (Dhamman) Khatri family in Sohdra situated on the bank of Chandarbhaga canal near Wazirabad in Gujaranwala district which now falls in Pakistan.

Sidhu urges Sushma Swaraj to make efforts to get Kartarpur corridor opened

Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has written to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asking her to “make every possible effort and bring boundless joy and happiness to the Sikh community world over” over the demand to open up a Kartarpur Sahib corridor.

Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria pays hurried visit to Kartarpur Sahib

 Indian High Commissioner to Islamabad Ajay Bisaria on Wednesday visited Gurdawara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan’s Narowal diatrict, bordering Gurdaspur in Punjab.

One year jail for the corporator who refused to join Vajpayee condolence meet

Aurangabad's Syed Mateen Sayyad Rashid was attacked by several corporators and sent to judicial custody for a year for citing the Babri Masjid's demolition as a reason why he did not wish to condole the former PM.

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