There are many sites available
on the internet as well as books available in libraries on historical events in
Sikhism. Below, Sikh-history.com and Chardeekalaa.com are referenced for your
One thing to watch out for in
your research of Sikh websites is misleading and miseducating information. Such
information could be provided to you by parties with alternative interests. For
example, a member of the website Sikhnet.com, which is supported by the 3HO
cult, may persuade you that Kundalini Yoga is a key part of Sikhism, and
may tell you that Yogi Bhajan is the leader of Sikhs in the Western Hemisphere.
Both statements are completely false. Furthermore, a member of the
website Namdhari.org, built by the Namdharee cult, may tell you that Guru Gobind
Singh jee did not leave this world at the time that 99% of historians say. They
will tell you that he also named a successor as the 11th human Guru (not Guru
Granth Sahib), and that all Sikhs should follow this Guru and his successors.
These aforementioned facts are also completely false and misleading.
Please keep an open mind, and
try to read as many texts by reputed historians as you can, rather than looking
at questionable materials. Materials by Orientalist authors like McLeod, and
Oberoi should be avoided. Acclaimed Sikh historians and scholars include
Professor Puran Singh, Professor Ganda Singh, Dr. Gurbakhsh Singh, and Sirdar
Earlier history, like the
events during the times of the Gurus can be researched by reading the writings
of Bhai Nand Lal jee, Bhai Gurdas Jee, and the Puratan Janamsakhees as well as
Panthic hukamnamas such as those issued by Mata Sahib Dev Jee, Mata Sundree Jee,
Bhai Daya Singh jee and Bhai Chaupa Singh Jee. Other janamsakhees and the
writings of anti-Sikh forces should not be taken into consideration for an
accurate portrayal of Sikh history.
History Of the Sikhs
of the Gurus |
the biographies of all Sikh Gurus. Starting from Guru Nanak Dev,
founder of Sikhism. Also included in this section is biographies of
many famous Gur Sikhs.
read Biographies of the founders of Sikhism
historical events. Starting from Baba Farid Shakarganj (1200's A.D.)
to the current situation in Punjab are described in details with
quotations from thoroughly researched books.
Let's read Major historical events
of the Sikh Martyrs
was founded on the tradition of martyrdom, to upheld the dharma for
justice. This section starts with martyrdom of Guru Arjan devji, fifth
Let's read Biographies of the Sikh Martyrs
of Great Sikh Warriors
the biographies of Great Sikh Warriors. Heros of Sikhism, who upheld
the teachings of Sikh Gurus and resisted the attempt by Mughals to
Let's read Biographies of the Great Sikh Warriors
Gurdwars, Institutes and other information regarding all modern Sikh
institutes, i.e. Guru Nanak Dev University, etc.
Let's read about Sikh Institutes
the biographies of all Other Sikh personalities. Sikh Social Heroes of
Ghadr movement, Gurdwara Reform movement, Independence Struggle,
Partition,Punjabi Suba Agitation, 1984, etc.
Let's read Biographies of the Sikh personalities
Gurudwaras of Punjab
"True is that place,
where the mind becomes pure. True is the one who abides in Truth."
Guru Amar Das, Raga Gauri, pg. 158
Historical Gurudwaras of
Punjab Classified by Guru
religions have temples where people can gather together to contemplate
on God and pray. The Sikh temple is called a Gurudwara. The word 'Gurudwara'
means 'Gateway to the Guru'. In Sikhi ones personal dedication to living
a good life is important but another important aspect of Sikhi is the
Sangat (congregation). Not only should one meditate on God on their individual
level but also on a corporate level. There are thousands of Gurudwaras
throughout Punjab and the rest of the world. They serve as community centers
for the Sikh's. There are no restrictions on who may enter a Gurudwara
for prayer. People of all religions are welcome to attend. Another common
feature of all Gurudwaras around the world is Langer, the free community
kitchen. Here food is served to all people who sit together to enjoy a
communal meal. It is a symbol of the Sikh belief in a non-sexist, non-racist
society where all people of all casts, religions are equal and can share
a common meal in the true spirit of unity.
Many of the Gurudwaras
in Punjab have a pool (sarovar) for bathing in. In Sikhi one can bathe
in these pools if they wish, but they should be pure inside in order
to accomplish anything. For the water may clean you on the outside,
but it cannot clean you on the inside if your heart is not pure. Unlike
some religions, pilgrimages is not a part of Sikhi. Sikhs may visit
any Gurudwara as they are all considered equal because in all the living
Guru, Sri Guru Granth Sahib (the Sikh Holy Scriptures), is installed
as the spiritual head of the Sikh religion.
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