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Can You Name the 10 Gurus of Sikhism?
Who are the Ten Gurus of Sikh history? Find out here about Guru Nanak Dev, Guru Angad Dev, Guru Amar Das, Guru Raam Das, Guru Arjun Dev, Guru Har Gobind, Guru Har Rai, Guru Har Krishan, Guru Tegh Bahudur, Guru Gobind Singh, their major contributions to Sikhism, and the names of their parents, sons, and daughters, important dates of birth, death and inauguration of installation of holy scripture Guru Granth Sahib as everlasting Guru.
What You Need to Know About Choosing Spiritual...
Did you know Sikh baby names have spiritual meanings? Find out here everything you need to know before you choose a unique spiritual name for yourself or your baby.
History of Akal Takhat and Harmandir Sahib...
The Golden Temple is the central worship place of Sikhs. This historic timeline includes that of Darbar Sahib, Akal Takhat and Operation Blue Star.
Popular Sikh Baby Names Starting with 'A'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls and boys here that begin with A.
What are the Top 10 Sikh Beliefs?
What are the top 10 Sikh beliefs? Find an overview of Sikhism basics for beginners here.
What Do Sikhs Believe?
What Do Sikhs Believe? Find answers here to your questions about basic Sikhism beliefs.
Give Your Child a Unique Baby Name With a...
Unique Baby Names With Spiritual Meanings
Popular Sikh Baby Names Starting with 'S'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with S.
Spiritual Sikh Baby Names Starting with 'J'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls and boys here that begin with J.
Understanding Panj Pyare, the 5 Beloved of Sikh...
The original five beloved Panj Pyare played a vital role in the shaping Sikh history and defining Sikhism. Find out more about them here.
Spiritual Sikh Baby Names Starting with 'H'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls and boys here that begin with H.
Spiritual Sikh Baby Names Starting with 'G'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names and meanings beginning with G for girls and boys here.
The 3 Fundamental Principals of Sikhism
The three tenets of the Sikh faith, which began in northern Panjab in the late 15th Century. A short history of Nanak Dev and links to learn more.
Spiritual Sikh Baby Names Starting with 'M'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with M.
Sirhind Martyrdom of Mata Gujri and Younger...
Did you know that Guru Gobind's youngest sons age 7 and 9 were bricked alive and beheaded? Find out here about the martyrdom of the two younger sahibzade and their grandmother Mata Gujri.
All About Guru Nanak, the First Guru of Sikhism
Did you know that Guru Nanak Dev founded the Sikh faith? Find out all about the life of Guru Nanak here.
Sacred Pudding: Karah Prashad Recipe
This Karah Prashad recipe for sacred pudding is a delectable delicacy outlined in the Sikh code of conduct to be served along with worship services.
Spiritual Sikh Baby Names Starting with 'K'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls and boys here that begin with K.
Why Do Sikhs Wear Turbans?
Why Do Sikhs Wear Turbans? A turban is part of the Sikh dress code. Find out here all about why Sikhs wear turbans.
Spiritual Sikh Baby Names Starting with 'B'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls and boys here that begin with B.
Introduction to the Traditional Dress of Sikhs
The traditional attire of Sikhs dates back centuries. Learn more about the ceremonial attire of Sikhism and its history.
All About The Guru Granth, Sikhism’s Holy...
Did you know that Sikhism's holy scripture is the everlasting guru of the Sikhs? Find out all about Guru Granth Sahib here.
Spiritual Sikh Baby Names Starting with 'P'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with P.
Did Guru Gobind Singh Have More Than One Wife?
Did Guru Gobind Singh have one wife, or three? Find out here how oral and written history indicates that he married three wives, but modern historians feel that customs have been misinterpreted, and that he only married once.
Mata Jito Ji (Ajit Kaur) First Wife of Guru...
Did you know that Jito ji was the first wife of Guru Gobind Singh, and the first Sikh woman to take part in the Amrit ceremony? Find out about the life of Ajit kaur, the first Khalsa woman, here.
Spiritual Sikh Baby Names Starting with 'R'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with R.
Biography of Tenth Guru Gobind Singh (1666 -...
Did you know that Guru Gobind Singh created the Khalsa warriors, and waged war with the murderers of his father? Learn here about the life of Tenth Guru Gobind Singh, and his important contributions to Sikhism.
10 Ways Sikhism and Islam Are Completely...
Are Sikhs the same as Muslims? Find out 10 ways that Sikhism and Islam differ here.
Spiritual Sikh Baby Names Beginning With the...
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with D.
How to Choose the Perfect Sikh Spiritual Name...
How to Select a Sikh Spiritual Name - Before You Name Your Sikh Baby Name
Are Sikhs Hindus?
Are Sikhs the same as Hindus? Find out 10 ways that Sikhism and Hinduism differ here.
What Do Sikhs Believe About the Afterlife?
What is the Sikh belief about what happens when the body dies? Find out here what Sikhism teaches about the afterlife.
The Dos and Don'ts of Sikhism
Eleven Sikhism Dos and Don'ts - Dos and Don'ts of Sikhism at a Glance
Beginner's Guide to Sikhism Scriptures and...
Did you know there are different forms of prayer in Sikhism. Find out all about Sikhism daily prayers and scriptures here.
What You Should Know About Antam Sanskaar the...
Antam Sanskaar the funeral rites and ceremonies of Sikhism celebrate the completion of life and merging of the departed soul with the divine creator.
Nanakshahi Calendar: A List of Sikh Holidays...
Did you know that Sikhism Holidays are observed according to the Nanakshahi calendar? Find out here why some dates are fixed and others fluctuate ,and when to celebrate.
The Four Sons of Guru Gobind Singh
Find a timeline here for the 4 sahibzade, the illustrious sons of Guru Gobind Singh, with dates including birth, initiation, and martyrdom.
Spiritual Sikh Baby Names Starting with 'N'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls and boys here that begin with N.
30 Sikh Baby Names Beginning with I and Their...
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with I.
Anand Karaj Sikhism Wedding Ceremony Guide
Are you planning a Sikh Wedding? Find out about Anand Karaj, the Sikh Indian wedding ceremony here, with an outline of the wedding program guide for bride, groom, and wedding guests.
Spiritual Sikh Baby Names Starting with 'E'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with E.
What Are the Five Required Prayers?
Daily prayers are an important part of individual Sikh worship. Five daily prayers, known as nitnem banis are taken from Sikh scriptures.
Spiritual Sikh Baby Names Starting with 'C'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with C.
What Is the Origin of Sikhism?
How and when did Sikhism begin? Find out here about how Guru Nanak became disillusioned with rituals and idolatry, established the belief in one God and and founded the Sikh religion.
Do Sikhs Believe in Prayer?
Did you know that Sikhs pray several times through out the day? Find out what Sikhs believe about prayer and meditation here.
Waheguru - Wondrous Enlightener
Waheguru - Definition of Waheguru - Wondrous Enlightener
Sikh Baby Names Beginning With L
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with L.
12 Things to Know about Gurdwara, the Worship...
Do you know where Sikhs worship? Find out here all about every aspect of worship services, langar, and all activities which take place at the gurdwara.
Joti Jot Guru Nanak Dev Ji
Did you know that joti jot is the Sikh concept of dying? Find out about about the death of Guru Nanak here.
Sikh Wedding Hymn, "The Four Laav"
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Eleven Sikhism Matrimonial Dos and Don'ts
This handy guide of eleven Sikhism matrimonial dos and don’ts provides a basic overview of Sikh wedding customs at a glance.
Kaur - Princess
Kaur - Definition of Kaur - Princess
Mata Sundri (Sundari Kaur) Second Wife of Guru...
Did you know that Sundri was the second wife of Guru Gobind Singh, and the and the mother of his first son Ajit Singh? Find out how in later life, the widowed Mata Sundri assumed a leadership role here.
Sikh Hymns, Prayers and Blessings for All...
In Sikhism, all of life's important events are accompanied by the singing sacred verses with Sikh hymns, prayers and blessings for every occasion.
What You Need to Know Before You Visit the...
What You Need to Know Before You Visit the Gurdwara - All about the Sikh Gurudwara
Top 10 Tips for Establishing Early Morning...
Would you like to establish an early morning meditation routine? Whether or not you are a Sikh, these ten tips can help you to attain, maintain, and sustain a richly rewarding meditation practice for life.
What Are the 52 Hukams (Edicts) of Guru Gobind...
Did you know that the Sikhism code of conduct is based on edicts or written orders issued by Guru Gobind Singh? Find the 52 hukams of Guru Gobind Singh here.
Janam Naam Sanskar (Sikh Baby Naming Ceremony)
Did you know that Sikh babies are presented to Guru Granth Sahib and given a name from Sikh scripture? Find out all about Janam Naam Sanskar,the Sikh baby naming ceremony here.
Sikhism Healing Hymns and Prayers
Did you know that verses of Sikh scripture can enable healing on all levels? Find healing shabads and resources here.
What is Sikhism?
What is Sikhism? Questions and Answers provide an introduction to Sikhism for those new to to the Sikh faith.
Panj Bania - Five Prayers
Panj Bania - Definition of Panj Bania - Five Prayers
What Are the Five K's of Sikhism?
Kakars, the Five Required Articles of Sikh Faith - The Five K's of Sikhism
Free November 2014 Sikhism Events Gurpurab...
Find a free Sikhism events desktop November 2014 calendar with historic gurpurab dates and corresponding historical facts here.
Introduction to the Gurmukhi Script and Punjabi...
Gurmukhi, an ancient form of modern Punjabi,is the poetic language of prayer written in the scripture of the Guru Granth Sahib which every Sikh is required to learn.
What Do Sikhs Believe About God and Creation?
What is the Sikhism belief about the role of God in creation? Find out here about the Sikh concept of the origin of the universe.
Sikh Baby Names Beginning With F
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with F.
Top DVD Animated Movies About Sikh History
Top DVD Animated Movies About Sikh History by Vismaad Films.
Amrit the Sikh Baptism Ceremony
This Khalsa initiation ceremony about rebirth takes place in a clean and secluded location at any chosen time. Here's a complete overview of the steps.
Definition of Ik Onkar
Ik Onkar means One God. Sikhism.
What Does Khalsa Mean to Sikhs?
Khalsa, pure. Sikhism.
Battle of Chamkaur and Martyrdom of Elder...
Did you know that Guru Gobind Singh’s sons and 40 warriors were martyred at the Battle of Chamkaur? Find out here how the elder Sahibzadas chose death over forced conversion.
Sikh Baby Names Beginning With Z
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with Z.
Singh - Lion King
Singh - Definition of Singh - Lion
Lavan, the Sikh Wedding Rounds
Lavan, the Sikh Wedding Rounds - The Four Lavan
The 10 Sikh Baby Names Beginning with V and...
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with V.
Panj Pyare - Five Beloved Ones
The definition of Panj Pyare is five beloved ones. Find out more here about the historic role of
Guru Teg Bahadar (1621 - 1675)
Did you know that Ninth Guru Teg Bahadar Dev was a Sikh martyr? Find out here about his life and his contributions to Sikhism.
5 Signs You may Be Meditating Too Much
Did you know that the blissful feelings of meditating can lead to addiction? Find out the 5 signs of meditating too much along with the symptoms dangers of over meditation here.
Spiritual Sikh Baby Names Starting with 'Q'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with Q.
The Sikh Way of Life, the Guru's Teachings and...
Did you know that Sikhs have a standard of living according to gurmat principles. Find out about the Sikh way of life and code of conduct based on the guru's teachings here.
Read The Entire Scripture of Guru Granth Sahib
Find out the difference between Akhand Paath, Sadharan Paath, Sahej Paath and Cyber Paath here and how they are read.
The Story of Guru Nanak's Birth
Did you know that the first Sikh Guru Nanak was born to Hindu parents? An astrologer predicted that the babe would grow to recognize only one God.
Easy Peasy Crock Pot Dhal (Daal) Recipe (Split...
Love Indian food, but don't have time to cook? Try this easy crock pot recipe for making delicious dhal (daal) from green and yellow split peas.
Vegetarian Food and Bibek Recipes From the...
Did you know that only vegetarian foods are prepared and served in the guru's free kitchen langar dining hall? Enjoy bibek, cruelty free, vegetarian food and recipes from the Guru's Free Kitchen (Gur Ka Langar.)
Indira Gandhi and the 1984 Sikh Genocide of...
Find out here about the political history of late Prime minster Indira Gandhi, her involvement in Operation Bluestar, and how she ordered the 1984 invasion of the Golden Temple.
Who are the Authors of Sikhism's Holy...
Who are the authors of Gurbani, Sikhism's Holy Scripture, The Guru Granth? Find out here.
Who are the Gurus, Martyrs, Warriors, Villians...
Who are the famous people of Sikh history? Find out here about the ten gurus, martyrs, warriors, important leaders, influential women, treacherous villains and other famous people who helped to shape Sikhism.
Letters From Guru Gobind Singh To Aurangzeb...
Did you know that Guru Gobind Singh wrote letters of reproach to Emperor Aurangzeb for his dastardly ways, claiming the 1705 massacre at Chamkaur as a victory, even though his own sons had fallen in battle? Find out here how the Guru challenged the emperor in his two letters of triumph,
The Sikh Dining Tradition of Langar
The Sikh dining tradition of langar dates back to its founder Guru Nanak who said the best bargain is the profit of selfless service.
Do Sikhs Have a Special Day for Worship?
What Day Do Sikhs Worship? - Do Sikhs Have a Sabbath? - Do Sikhs Have a Day of Rest?
What Does Sikhism consider to be the Five Evils?
What Are the Five Evils? Find out here about the mastery, or enslavement of the five voices of ego.
Nitnem - Daily Observance
The definition of Nitnem is daily observance. Find out more here.
Historical Gurdwaras of Nankana, Pakistan
Nankana Gurdwaras - The Historical Sikh Gurdwaras of Nankana Sahib, Pakistan
Consonants of Gurmukhi Alphabet (35 Akhar)...
Did you know that the Gurmukhi script has 32 consonants and three vowel holders. Find out here in this illustrated gallery all about the characters of the Gurmukhi script, how they are pronounced and their significance in Gurbani, Sikhism's holy scripture.
All About Sikh Wedding Ceremony and Marriage...
Are you wondering about Sikh matrimonial customs, Find out all about the Anand Karaj, the Sikh marriage ceremony and Lavan wedding hymns, Sikh matrimonial rites, dos and don'ts, including love and romance, arranged marriage, child brides and widow remarriage here.
Sikh Baby Names Beginning With O
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with O.
Mata Sahib Kaur (1681 - 1747)
Did you know that Mata Sahib Kaur never gave birth to a child, yet she is the mother of the entire Khalsa nation? Find out all about the youngest wife of Guru Gobind Singh here.
Top Ten Reasons to Keep Your Kes
Did you know that keeping kes, or hair, intact is a key concept in Sikhism. Find out here the top ten reasons not to cut your hair.
Battle of Muktsar (Khidrana) Mai Bhago and the...
Did you know that 40 deserters rejoined Guru Gobind Singh and fought until the death at his side? Read about Mai Bhago and the 40 liberated ones here.
What Is Prashad and Why Is It a Sikh Offering?
Prashad is a sacred offering. Sikhism.
Illustrated Atta Recipe (Indian Flatbread Dough)
Did you know that atta is a wholegrain flour dough used to make Chapati, Roti, Poori and Parantha? Find a recipe for atta dough with illustrated instructions here.
What Are the Four Cardinal Commandments of...
The Four Cardinal Commandments of Sikhism - The Four Major Mandate & Misconducts of Sikhism
Guru Nanak Dev (1469 - 1539)
Did you know that First Guru Nanak Dev was the founder of the Sikh faith? Find out here about his life and contributions to Sikhism.
Seva - Selfless Service
Seva - Definition of Seva - Selfless Service
Are Sikhism Tattoos Allowed?
Are tattoos, piercings, jewelry, henna, and such fashions allowed in Sikhism? Find out here what is forbidden by the Sikh code of conduct and legal implications.
Sikh Baby Names Beginning With U
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with U.
Shaheed Singh Martyrs of Sikh History
Martyrs of Sikh History - The History of Martyrdom in Sikhism - Shaheed Singh Martyrs of Sikh History
All About the Sikhism Code of Conduct
Did you know the official Sikhism code of conduct is known as Sikh Reht Maryada (SRM) and outlines requirements of living for every Sikh? Find out more here.
Gurdwaras and Sacred Shrines of Sikh History
Did you know that ancient gurdwaras commemorative events in the lives of the ten gurus? Find the historic gurdwaras and sacred shrines which commemorate sacred events and mark the holy places of Sikhism here.
Are Kirpans OK When Flying? New TSA Regulations
Are Kirpans OK When Flying? New TSA Regulations
Gurpurab - Guru's Commemoration
Gurpurab - Definition of Gurpurab - Guru's Commemoration
5 Little Tricks to Meditate For 50 Minutes By 5...
Check out the Amritvela cheat sheet that encourages soul brides to become warriors who battle sleep to meditate before the sun rises. Find five early morning meditation tricks here.
Do Sikhs Believe in a Bible?
Do Sikhs Believe in a Bible? - Guru Granth, the Sacred Scripture of Sikhism
Signifigance of the Khanda Sikh Emblem, Khalsa...
Khanda is an important Sikh emblem symbolizing the secular spiritual aspects of miri-piri. Find out more about the Khalsa Crest here.
Sikh Prayer, "Jamia Poot Bhagat Govind Ka"
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Kara - Kakar - Sikh Bangle
Kara - Definition of Kara - Sikh Bangle
Why Do Some Sikh Women Have Facial Hair?
Did you know that Sikh women sometimes have facial hair? Find out more about Sikh women with beards here.
Mata Gujri (1624 - 1705)
Did you know that Mata Gujri (Gujari) was he wife of the ninth guru, the mother of the tenth guru, grandmother to martyred grandsons and one of the first Sikh women martyrs. Read about the life of Mata Gujri here.
Events and Location of Guru Nanak's Birth
Looking for quick facts about the birthplace of Guru Nanak Dev? Find out here about the events and location of the first guru's birth.
The Story of Guru Gobind Singh's Birth
Did you know that when he was born Guru Gobind Singh was given the name Gobind Rai? Read the story here of the tenth guru's birth as told from the perspective of his father Guru Teg Bahdur, mother Gujri, and Muslim Pir, Saiyid Bhikhan Shah.
"Learn Gurbani Kirtan" Level 1 Book, DVD, and...
Manufacturer's Site The Bottom line The Learn Gurbani Kirtan kit by Bhai Manmohan Singh effectively fulfills
Top 3 Sikhism Reference Books
Top 3 Sikhism Reference Books - Must Have Books About Sikhism
Nishan Sahib - Sikh Flag
Nishan Sahib the Sikh flag. Sikhism.
Sikh Baby Names Beginning With W
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with W.
Guru Angad Dev (1504 - 1552)
Did you know that Second Guru Angad Dev began life as a Durga devotee? Find out here about his conversion and contributions to Sikhism.
Guru Gobind Singh Escapes From Chamkaur and...
Did you know that Guru Gobind Singh escaped the battle of Chamkaur without any shoes on his feet? Find out about his daring escape here.
The Sikh Gurdwara Illustrated
Why are there shoes in front of the gurdwara? Find out here. Page 2.
Ardas Prayerful Petition Structure and Examples
Ardas, is a prayerful petition recited aloud..
The Five Defining Essentials of Sikhism
The Five Defining Essentials of Sikhism - The Criteria of Sikhism
Do Sikhs Believe in Saints and Prophets?
Do Sikhs Believe in Saints and Prophets? - Saints, Prophets, and Gurus in Sikhism
How to Make Roti Illustrated Instructions
Find illustrated step by step instructions on how to cook Roti, a kind of Indian flatbread or Chapati that is an integral part of the Sikh langar.
"Sahibzadey A Saga of Valor and Sacrifice"...
Sahibzadey , the animated film, features the martyrdom of Guru Gobind Singh's youngest two sons, Zorawar
Chaur - Whisk
Chaur, ceremonial fly whisk. Sikhism.
Important Men of Sikh History
Did you know that the men of Sikh history played vital roles in helping to establish the budding religion of Sikhism? Sikh men faithfully served the ten gurus. Compassionate, yet bold and daring, their qualities have been passed down through the centuries. Find about here about the deeds of courageous warriors, valiant heroes, and humble saints.
"Bhai Taru Singh" Animated Movie DVD by Vismaad
Bhai Taru Singh , the animated movie by Vismaad, plunges the viewer back in time to rural Punjab and
Guru Har Rai (1630 - 1661)
Find out here about the life of Seventh Guru Har Rai, his compassionate nature, and contributions to Sikhism.
Do Sikhs Believe in Circumcision?
Are Sikh men or women ever circumcised? What do Sikhs believe about circumcision? Find out what the facts are here.
All About Sikh Holidays, Festivals, and...
Find out all about Sikh holidays, festivals, and gurpurab celebrations here.
"Sundri the Brave Kaur" Animated Movie DVD by...
Sundri the Brave Kaur is based on the historic fictional character created by author Bhai Vir Singh.
Do Sikhs Believe in the Devil or Demons?
Do Sikhs Believe in the Devil or Demons? - Egoism, the Concept of Evil in Sikhism
Sikh Baby Names Beginning With Y
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with Y.
The Definition of Shabad is Sacred Song
The definition of Shabad is sacred hymn.
All About the Birth of Guru Nanak
When is Guru Nanak's birthday and where was he born? The origins of the 1st Sikh guru are obscured by historic tradition and revolving calendar dates.
Naam - Divine Identity
Naam - Definition of Naam - Divine Identity
Guru Amar Das (1479 - 1574)
Did you know that Third Guru requested a King to sit with commoners to eat langar. Find out here about Guru Amar Das and his contributions to Sikhism.
Guru Nanak's Birthday Calendar Conversions
When is Guru Nanak's birthday? Find out here the date Guru Nanak was born and when his birthday gurpurab is traditionally celebrated during pooran mashi on the full moon.
Warrior Princess Mai Bhago (Bhag Kaur)
Did you know that Mai Bhago is the most famous warrior princess in Sikh history? Find out here how she led Sikh warriors into a historic battle.
10 Tips For Learning Sikh Scripture
Gurmukhi is a phonetic script that is easy to learn. Find ten tips here than can help you get started reading Sikh scripture.
Bana - Sikh Spiritual Attire
Bana is Sikh traditional spiritual attire.
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