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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 Is It Like to Attend a Sikh Wedding...
Did you know that the Sikh wedding ceremony is conducted according to Anand Karaj matrimonial rites? You are invited to be a virtual wedding guest at an Anand Karaj ceremony here.
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 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.
What Do Sikhs Believe?
What Do Sikhs Believe? Find answers here to your questions about basic Sikhism beliefs.
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.
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 'H'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls and boys here that begin with H.
What are the Top 10 Sikh Beliefs?
What are the top 10 Sikh beliefs? Find an overview of Sikhism basics for beginners here.
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 'G'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names and meanings beginning with G for girls and boys here.
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.
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.
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.
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 'B'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls and boys here that begin with B.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 'N'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls and boys here that begin with N.
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.
Are Sikhs Hindus?
Are Sikhs the same as Hindus? Find out 10 ways that Sikhism and Hinduism differ here.
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.
10 Ways Sikhism and Islam Are Completely...
Are Sikhs the same as Muslims? Find out 10 ways that Sikhism and Islam differ here.
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.
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.
Give Your Child a Unique Baby Name With a...
Unique Baby Names With Spiritual Meanings
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.
What You Should Know About the Sikh Funeral...
Did you know that Sikhism celebrates the completion of life? Find out all about Antam Sanskaar Sikh funeral rites and ceremony here.
How to Choose the Perfect Sikh Spiritual Name...
How to Select a Sikh Spiritual Name - Before You Name Your Sikh Baby Name
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.
What Are the Five K's of Sikhism?
Kakars, the Five Required Articles of Sikh Faith - The Five K's of Sikhism
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.
The Dos and Don'ts of Sikhism
Eleven Sikhism Dos and Don'ts - Dos and Don'ts of Sikhism at a Glance
Sikh Hymns, Prayers and Blessings for All...
In Sikhism, all of life's important events are accompanied by the singing sacred verses. Find Sikh hymns, prayers and blessings for every occasion here.
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.
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.
Kaur - Princess
Kaur - Definition of Kaur - Princess
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.
Waheguru - Wondrous Enlightener
Waheguru - Definition of Waheguru - Wondrous Enlightener
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Definition of Ik Onkar
Ik Onkar means One God. Sikhism.
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.
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.
Intoduction to the Gurmukhi Script and Punjabi...
Gurmukhi is the poetic language of prayer written in the scripture of the Guru Granth Sahib which every Sikh is required to learn. See examples of the Gurmukhi script here.
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.
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.
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.
Lavan, the Sikh Wedding Rounds
Lavan, the Sikh Wedding Rounds - The Four Lavan
Sikh Wedding Hymn, "The Four Laav"
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
What is Sikhism?
What is Sikhism? Questions and Answers provide an introduction to Sikhism for those new to to the Sikh faith.
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.
Panj Bania - Five Prayers
Panj Bania - Definition of Panj Bania - Five Prayers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 You Need to Know Before You Visit the...
What You Need to Know Before You Visit the Gurdwara - All about the Sikh Gurudwara
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.
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.
Who are the Authors of Sikhism's Holy...
Who are the authors of Gurbani, Sikhism's Holy Scripture, The Guru Granth? Find out here.
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.
What Does Khalsa Mean to Sikhs?
Khalsa, pure. Sikhism.
Panj Pyare - Five Beloved Ones
The definition of Panj Pyare is five beloved ones. Find out more here about the historic role of
Gurpurab - Guru's Commemoration
Gurpurab - Definition of Gurpurab - Guru's Commemoration
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.
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.
The Sikh Gurdwara Illustrated
Did you know that Sikhs bow their head to the floor before the Guru Granth Sahib. Find out why here. Page 4.
Gurmukhi to English Resources
Find English resources for Gurmukhi words and meanings here at Sikh Speak including dictionaries, definitions, guide to pronunciation, and translation of spiritual names and scripture
All About the Birth of Guru Nanak
When is Guru Nanak's birthday and where was he born? Find out here all about the origins of the first Sikh guru.
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.
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.
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.
Historical Gurdwaras of Nankana, Pakistan
Nankana Gurdwaras - The Historical Sikh Gurdwaras of Nankana Sahib, Pakistan
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.
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.
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 was born to Hindu parents? Read the story here of Guru Nanak's birth.
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.
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.
Welcome to the Yuba City Annual Sikh Parade
Yuba City Annual Sikh Parade - Yuba City Guru Gadee Nagar Kirtan
Do Sikhs Believe in a Bible?
Do Sikhs Believe in a Bible? - Guru Granth, the Sacred Scripture of Sikhism
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.
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.
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.
The Definition of Udasi is Take Leave.
The definition of Udasi is take leave. Read about the travles of Guru Nanak and his renunciate son Baba Sri Chand.
Kara - Kakar - Sikh Bangle
Kara - Definition of Kara - Sikh Bangle
Sikhism - The Sikh Religion
Sikhism, the Sikh Religion
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.
Amritvela (Instance of Immortality)
In Sikhism, Amritvela refers to an instance of immortality. Find an in-depth definition with supportive quotes from scripture here.
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.
Bana - Sikh Spiritual Attire
Bana is Sikh traditional spiritual attire.
Seva - Selfless Service
Seva - Definition of Seva - Selfless Service
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.
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.
Nitnem - Daily Observance
The definition of Nitnem is daily observance. Find out more here.
History and Holiday of Bandi Chhor and Diwali
History and Holiday of Bandi Chhor and Diwali - Guru Hargobind Is Freed From Prison
Are Kirpans OK When Flying? New TSA Regulations
Are Kirpans OK When Flying? New TSA Regulations
Why Keep 5 K's? - Top Reasons to Wear Five...
Why keep 5 K's, Sikh articles of faith? Top reasons to wear mandated kakars include bond with Guru, build character, Sikh identity, and self esteem.
What Is Prashad and Why Is It a Sikh Offering?
Prashad is a sacred offering. Sikhism.
Navigate Airport Security and TSA Regulations...
Sikhs have been victims of sporadic hate crimes across the United States. Air travel has become more difficult for everyone, and Sikhs in particular.
Sikh Baby Names Beginning With X
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with X.
Sikh Prayer, "Jamia Poot Bhagat Govind Ka"
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Illustrated Gurmukhi Vowel Sihari - I
Did you know that the Gurmukhi script has 10 vowels and three vowel holders? Find out here in this illustrated gallery all about the vowels of the Gurmukhi script and how they are pronounced. Page 3.
"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
Kaam - Lust
Kaam - Definition of Kaam - Lust
GoSikh Turbans: Review
Are you having trouble finding a shop that sells the turban you want? GoSikh.com has a wide variety of high quality turbans in every color in their online store. Find out here how easy it is to order.
Profile of Fifth Guru Arjun Dev (1563 - 1606)
Did you know that Fifth Guru Arjun Dev was the first Sikh martyr? Find out here about his life and contributions to Sikhism.
sikhism Hymns, Prayers, and Verses of Solace...
Find Sikhism hymns, prayers, and verses of solace and consolation for the bereaved here.
The Sikh Initiation Ceremony of Amrit Sanchar...
Find out all about the Sikh initiation ceremony of Amrit Sanchar and Baptism rites here in this illustrated presentation.
Ginger Beet Curry Illustrated Recipe - Beetroot...
Beetroot Sabji (Chukandar) is a delicious recipe for ginger beet root curry. Find the recipe here with step by step illustrated instructions.
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.
Bibek Buttery Besan Barfi (Chickpea Fudge)...
Besan barfi can be made using dry sugar or sugar syrup. Page 5.
Langar - Sacred Food Service
Langar - Definition of Langar - Sacred Food Service
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.
Nishan Sahib - Sikh Flag
Nishan Sahib the Sikh flag. Sikhism.
Illustrated Gurmukhi Vowel Mukta - A
Did you know that the Gurmukhi script has 10 vowels and three vowel holders? Find out here in this illustrated gallery all about the vowels of the Gurmukhi script and how they are pronounced.
Illustrated Gurmukhi Vowel Bihari - EE
Did you know that the Gurmukhi script has 10 vowels and three vowel holders? Find out here in this illustrated gallery all about the vowels of the Gurmukhi script and how they are pronounced. Page 4.
Ardas Prayerful Petition Structure and Examples
Ardas, is a prayerful petition recited aloud..
Illustrated Gurmukhi Vowel Kanna - AA
Did you know that the Gurmukhi script has 10 vowels and three vowel holders? Find out here in this illustrated gallery all about the vowels of the Gurmukhi script and how they are pronounced. Page 2.
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.
Do Sikhs Believe in the Devil or Demons?
Do Sikhs Believe in the Devil or Demons? - Egoism, the Concept of Evil in 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.
Gurbani is the Guru's Word.
Gurbani is the Guru's word, or hymns of Sikhism Scripture.
Guru Har Rai (1630 - 1661)
Find out here about the life of Seventh Guru Har Rai, his compassionate nature, and contributions to Sikhism.
Nihang - Without Worries
A Nihang Singh is the carefree Akali warrior.
Biography of Eighth Guru Har Krishan Ji
Did you know that Eighth Guru Har Krishan was a young boy? Find out here about his life and contributions to Sikhism.
Sikh Wedding Hymns
Did you know that six shabads sung in succession are a core part of the Sikh wedding ceremony? Find hymns of the Anand Karaj marriage rites here.
What Are the Four Cardinal Commandments of...
The Four Cardinal Commandments of Sikhism - The Four Major Mandate & Misconducts of Sikhism
Do Sikhs Believe in Being Baptized?
Do Sikhs Believe in Being Baptized? - Baptism and Initiation in Sikhism
All About Sikh Holidays, Festivals, and...
Find out all about Sikh holidays, festivals, and gurpurab celebrations here.
Gurmukhi Numbers in Gurbani Illustrated
Gurmukhi Numbers of Gurbani Illustrated - Numeric Significance of Gurmukhi Script in Sikh Scripture - Gurmukhi Numerals
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