SikhiWiki:Did you know/Week 11
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- .... that Nankana Sahib is named after Guru Nanak (1469-1539), the founder of the Sikh faith. Guru Nanak was born here on Baisakh day on 15 April 1469. Nankana town is part of Nankana Sahib District in the Punjab province of Pakistan
- .... that Matha taykna or "Matha take" is the act of bowing down and touching the floor with one’s forehead as a sign of respect for Gurbani. It terms of body language, it is a position of extreme submission and humility.
- .... that Baba Gurditta (1613 - 1638), was the eldest son of the sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind and Mata Damodari; he was also an elder brother of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru and that he and his wife Mata Nihal Kaur were the parents of Guru Har Rai and Dhir Mall.
- .... that in the last two world wars, 83,005 turban wearing Sikh soldiers were killed and 109,045 were wounded....