Test page

From SikhiWiki
Jump to navigationJump to search
Khanda11-orange-yellow-t-sml.gif

Welcome to SikhiWiki,

a free Sikh Encyclopedia and learning tool...


Introduction · Searching · Editing · Questions

Tuesday August 9, 2022

A–Z Categories · Featured content · A–Z index · Help

Sikhism, the youngest of the world's religions, is barely five hundred years old. Its founder, Guru Nanak, was born in 1469.

Guru Nanak spread a simple message of "Ek Ong Kar" : we are all one, created by the One Creator of all Creation.

This was at a time when India was being torn apart by casteism, sectarianism, religious factions, and fanaticism. He aligned with no religion, and respected all religions.

He expressed the reality that there is only one God and many paths, and the Name of God is Truth, "Sat Nam".

Guru Nanak's followers were called Sikhs - seekers of truth. He taught them to bow only before God, and to link themselves to the Guru, the Light of Truth.

Among other things, Guru Nanak taught 3 simple ways of life; they are: Nam Japna - To meditate on God's Name and recite His praises; Dharam di Kirat Karni - To work and earn by the "sweat of the brow" or effort of the mind; and Vand Ke Chakna - To generously share the fruits of one's labor with others .....More

Daulat Rai, an Arya Samajist was living in India during the late 1800's and the early part of 1900's.

He was so disturbed by the publication of books by some Hindu activists whose writings maligned the Sikh Gurus that he was forced to pick up the pen himself. The now famous book: "Sahib-e-Kamal (par excellence) Guru Gobind Singh" was written by him.

In his book he reminded Punjabi and Hindus of the humiliation and degradation to which their ancestors were subjected under Mughal rule before the Khalsa liberated them. Quoting various historical sources, he wrote:

Not only did Mughal invaders kill Hindus by the thousands, looted their properties and carried away men and women as slaves in the thousands, but also under some Muslim rulers Hindus were not allowed even the comforts of life like -- good clothes, good food, ride horses, wear turbans or keep good homes or valuables or even beautiful children or wives. .....More

Did you know...

  • .....that the Sikhs believe that all life, including human life, comes from God. God is the Creator of the universe and the force that keeps it in existence.
  • .....that for the Sikhs, the final goal of life is to reunite or merge with God (Mukti). The Sikh Gurus taught that to achieve this goal it was important to work hard at developing positive human qualities which lead the soul closer to God.

"Those who do not forget the Lord, with each breath and morsel of food, whose minds are filled with the Mantra of the Lord's Name they alone are blessed; O Nanak, they are the perfect Saints. (1)" (SGGS p 319)

Once Baba Bulleh Shah was sitting on the bank of a river when he saw this lady selling carrots. People were coming to buy her produce, but when they start picking and choosing the carrots, she would say, "I only sell carrots in volume; there is no pick and choose." So all these people had to buy carrots in volume/in bulk; not by selection.

Then there was this handsome man, who came to her to get carrots. However, this time she herself picked the best carrots for him! Bulleh Shah was quite surprised looking at the incident. So after this men had left, Bulleh Shah went to the lady and asked her. "How come you let him hand pick the carrots; in fact you picked and chose the carrots for him yourself." She replied, "Bulleh Shah ji, he is my husband, there is no counting or accounting between lovers." ....More


Baba Buddha ji (6 October 1506 - 8 September 1631), one of the most venerated, primal figures of early Sikhism, was born on 6 October 1506 at the village of Katthu Nangal, 18 km north east of Amritsar.

After sometime the family settled down in Dhalla village not far away from river Ravi opposite Kartarpur. Bura, as he was originally named, was the only son of Bhai Suggha, a Jatt of Randhava clan, and Mai Gauran, born into a Sandhu family.

Bhai Budha occupies a unique position in Sikh history. He applied the tilak of guruship to five Gurus, saw seven Gurus and remained in close association with first six Sikh Gurus from 1521 to 1631 for over one hundred years. He was the first priest of Harimandir Sahib, and laid the foundations of Dera Baba Nanak and most of the holy buildings at Amritsar.

As a small boy, he was one day grazing cattle outside the village when, in 1524 A.D, Guru Nanak happened to pass by his village. According to Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala, Bura went up to him and, making obeisance with a bowl of milk as his offering, .....More


Doing Gatka at the Nagar Kirtan, Buria Sahib (Jagadhri) Haryana
Harpreet Khera on Flickr
Jih ḏẖir ḏekẖā ṯih ḏẖir ma▫ujūḏ (1)...
Wherever I look, I see God's Presence...
(Quote from the Guru Granth Sahib page 84)
Sikh Taxi driver's story on 9 News
Lakwinder Singh Dhillon.png Watch this video (1.60 mins) on YouTube of the a Sikh cabbie in Australia who has set an example of honesty after he returned 110,000 Australian dollars to passengers who had left the bundle of cash in his taxi. The incident happened in Melbourne recently (October 2013) when the cab driver Lakhwinder Singh Dhillon was doing his routine job of picking and dropping passenger .....Watch, listen, read & ponder...
Interesting articles
1onkar Deep Red.jpg The links below are to articles that have a Sikhi message presented in a new and interesting way. Please spent a few minutes reading some of these articles:
Sikhi on Youtube!
Threwhyguru.jpg On the 28th March 2012, a new YouTube channel was launched for the global Sikh community. Basics of Sikhi has released more than 40 videos focusing on spreading the wisdom of the Sikh Gurus. The main philosophy of the channel is to simply teach the basics wisdom of Guru in a way that avoids..... → read more

Maerae saahibaa koun jaanai gun thaerae
Balwinder singh rangila sml.jpg This wonderful Shabad on page 156 of Guru Granth Sahib is by Guru Nanak Dev. It is beautifully sang by Bhai Balwinder Singh Rangila. "Maerae saahibaa koun jaanai gun thaerae" means "O my Master, who can know Your Glorious Virtues..." .....Listen, read & enjoy...
Saas saas simroh Gobind
Nirmal Singh sml.jpg Watch this beautiful video of this shabad by Guru Arjan Dev on page 295 of the Guru Granth Sahib in Raag Gauree - "With each and every breath, meditate in remembrance on Gobind (God); the anxiety within your mind shall depart.". .....Watch, listen, read & enjoy...

Recent articles

Popular articles

Sikhi_helpline_logo_sml.jpg Sikhi Helpline: If you have any queries or you have any problems or you require help with any issues relating to Sikhi principles or a more deeper understanding of Sikh values or any other matter connected with this faith, we are happy to help you with any issues that concern you in this respect - just click here.

Sikhi FAQ...

Q. Can Sikhs have tattoos?
FAQ-sml.jpg A. I don't believe there is anything directly written against or in favour of tattoos in the Sikh scriptures. Tattoos can be grouped with "extreme make-up" which the Guru calls "decorations" and I ask you.. .....More
Facebook_sml.jpg Click here to view or join SikhiWiki facebook. Orkut_logo.gif Click here to view or join SikhiWiki Orkut .

Recent articles

Popular articles

January 2021 / 552      13 Magh

February      12 Phagun

March     14 Chet & New Year 552->553

April 2021 553     14 Vaisakh

May     15 Jeth

June     15 Harh

July     16 Saawan

August     16 Bhadon

September     15 Assu

October     15 Katik

November     14 Maghar

December     14 Poh


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
August 2022 / 554 1 2 3 4 5 Barsi Bhagat Puran Singh (1904-1992) 6
7 8 Morcha Guru Ka Bagh (1922) 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 New Month Bhadon 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 Completion of Adi Granth (1604) 31

August 2022 / 554

January 2022 / 553      13 Magh

February      12 Phagun

March     14 Chet & New Year 553->554

April 2022 554     14 Vaisakh

May     15 Jeth

June     15 Harh

July     16 Saawan

August     16 Bhadon

September     15 Assu

October     15 Katik

November     14 Maghar

December     14 Poh


Sikh blog list Mr Sikhnet Manvir Singh Khalsa Kaur Life Turban Talk The Sikh Wire
Sikh blog update Naujawani American turban Sikh siyasat Sikh Family Daily update
Sikh radio
Kudimaari
Sikhchannel TV
News in Punjabi:
Ajit News
Jagbani News
Sikh websites Sikh Coalition All About Sikhs Discover Akj.org Gurbani
United sikhs Khalsa Aid Amrit World G S P Basics of Sikhi Sikhee.com
Kirtan websites panthrattan Sikh Pioneers Sikh Review GurmatChanan iKirtan.com
Sikhs on Flickr NishkamCanada SikhSpectrum Panth Khalsa Sikh information Dya Singh
Sikh sakhis Research Journal Gurmat Gian Group Punjabi-English Sikh Quotes Sikh Information
Popular Articles on Sikhi Wiki

Mool Mantar | Japji | Sikhism | Dasam Granth | Kirtan | Beliefs | Bani | Gurus | SGGS | Bhai Manjh | Vegetarianism | Bhagat Sain | Bhagat Dhanna | Today | Blogs

SikhiWiki articles contain many new images on Sikhism which help bring home the clear message of the Ten Sikh Gurus. You can view the most popular pages on Sikhi and the newest pages available. This version of SikhiWiki was started at 17:08 on 23 Feb 2005. It is a complete Sikh Encyclopedia with facilities for media in the form of pictures & photos; audio kirtan & video files; printed material; Gurbani; etc. 32/Please also see these other valuable free Sikhi sites: Sikh Encyclopedia, Encyclopaedia of Sikhism or Wikipedia. Other names that we could have used for this project are: Sikhipedia, Wikisikhi, Learn Sikhi, SikhWiki, Sikh encyclopaedia, Sikh Wiki, etc. 14:11. For further suggestions and recommendations, please email: gbsikh at gmail.com