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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.
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.
History of Akal Takhat & Harmandir Sahib,...
Did you know that the Golden Temple in Amritsar India is central worship place of Sikhs? Find out more about the history of Darbar Harmandir Sahib and the Akal Takhat hisghest seat of authority here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 '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 'B'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls and boys here that begin with B.
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 'R'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with R.
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.
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.
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
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 'N'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls and boys here that begin with N.
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 Top 10 Sikh Beliefs?
What are the top 10 Sikh beliefs? Find an overview of Sikhism basics for beginners here.
Everything You Need to Know About Sikhism...
Did you know there are different forms of prayer in Sikhism. Find out all about Sikhism daily prayers and scriptures 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.
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.
9 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.
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.
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.
Are Sikhs Hindus?
Are Sikhs the same as Hindus? Find out 10 ways that Sikhism and Hinduism differ here.
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.
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 Starting with 'C'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with C.
Introduction to Gurmukhi
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.
How to Choose the Perfect Sikh Spiritual Name...
How to Select a Sikh Spiritual Name - Before You Name Your Sikh Baby Name
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Are the Five K's of Sikhism?
Kakars, the Five Required Articles of Sikh Faith - The Five K's of Sikhism
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.
Waheguru - Wondrous Enlightener
Waheguru - Definition of Waheguru - Wondrous Enlightener
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.
Sikh Wedding Hymn, "The Four Laav"
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Panj Bania - Five Prayers
Panj Bania - Definition of Panj Bania - Five Prayers
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.
Ik Onkar - One God
Ik Onkar means One God. Sikhism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
52 Edicts of Guru Gobind Singh
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.
Eleven Sikhism Dos and Don'ts
Eleven Sikhism Dos and Don'ts - Dos and Don’ts of Sikhism at a Glance
Free July 2014 Sikhism Events Calendar With...
Find a free July 2014 Sikhism events desktop calendar with historic gurpurab dates here.
Kaur - Princess
Kaur - Definition of Kaur - Princess
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gurbani is the Guru's Word.
Gurbani is the Guru's word, or hymns of Sikhism Scripture.
What You Need to Know Before You Visit the...
What You Need to Know Before You Visit the Gurdwara - All about the Sikh Gurudwara
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.
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.
Who are the Authors of Sikhism's Holy...
Who are the authors of Gurbani, Sikhism's Holy Scripture, The Guru Granth? Find out here.
Lavan, the Sikh Wedding Rounds
Lavan, the Sikh Wedding Rounds - The Four Lavan
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.
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.
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.
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.
Singh - Lion King
Singh - Definition of Singh - Lion
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is Sikhism?
What is Sikhism? Questions and Answers provide an introduction to Sikhism for those new to to the Sikh faith.
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.
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.
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.
Gurpurab - Guru's Commemoration
Gurpurab - Definition of Gurpurab - Guru's Commemoration
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.
Sikh Wedding Ceremony Illustrated
Wondering what to wear to a Sikh wedding? Find out here about appropriate attire for a Anand Karaj marriage ceremony and what to do when entering the gurdwara.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Does Khalsa Mean to Sikhs?
Khalsa, pure. 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.
Panj Pyare - Five Beloved Ones
The definition of Panj Pyare is five beloved ones. Find out more here about the historic role of
Are Kirpans OK When Flying? New TSA Regulations
Are Kirpans OK When Flying? New TSA Regulations
Shaheed Singh Martyrs of Sikh History
Martyrs of Sikh History - The History of Martyrdom in Sikhism - Shaheed Singh Martyrs of Sikh History
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.
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.
Kara - Kakar - Sikh Bangle
Kara - Definition of Kara - Sikh Bangle
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.
Gurmukhi Numbers in Gurbani Illustrated
Gurmukhi Numbers of Gurbani Illustrated - Numeric Significance of Gurmukhi Script in Sikh Scripture - Gurmukhi Numerals
"Tum Karo Daya Mere Sai" ACD By Bhai Nirmal...
Vendor's Site The Bottom Line Bhai Sahib Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa Pipli Wale (of Pipli) brings a unique
Historical Gurdwaras of Nankana, Pakistan
Nankana Gurdwaras - The Historical Sikh Gurdwaras of Nankana Sahib, Pakistan
Top Books for Learning Punjabi Alphabet and...
Top Books for Learning Punjabi Alphabet and Gurmukhi Script Through English - Punjabi Alphabet Books for Learning to Read Gurmukhi Using English
Vegetable Pakora Recipe
Deep Fried Crispy Vegetable Pakora Recipe - Recipe for Crispy Deep Fried Vegetable Pakora
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.
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.
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
How to Make Aloo Paratha (Potato Stuffed Indian...
Find out here in this illustrated recipe how to make aloo paratha, a kind of Indian flatbread filled with potato stuffing.
Top 3 Sikhism Reference Books
Top 3 Sikhism Reference Books - Must Have Books About Sikhism
Vegetarian Food and Recipes From the Guru's...
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.)
Sikhism Dietary Law: What Does Gurbani Say...
What does Gurbani say about dietary law and eating meat? Is eating meat OK in Sikhism? Find out what the holy scripture Guru Granth Sahib says about eating meat here.
Ardas - Prayerful Petition
Ardas, prayerful petition. Sikhism.
Bhang - Marijuana Potion
Bhang, a marijuana potion. Sikhism.
Nitnem - Daily Observance
The definition of Nitnem is daily observance. Find out more here.
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.
Barat - Bride Groom's Wedding Party
Barat - Bride groom's wedding party.
January 2014 Sikhism Events Calendar
Find a free Sikhism events desktop January 2014 calendar with historic gurpurab dates here.
What Is Prashad and Why Is It a Sikh Offering?
Prashad is a sacred offering. Sikhism.
Sikh Prayer, "Jamia Poot Bhagat Govind Ka"
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Amrit - Immortalizing Nectar
Amrit - Definition of Amrit - Immortalizing Nectar
Langar - Sacred Food Service
Langar - Definition of Langar - Sacred Food Service
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.
Do Sikhs Cut Their Fingernails?
Are Sikhs permitted to cut fingernails and toenails? Find out here.
Naam - Divine Identity
Naam - Definition of Naam - Divine Identity
Simran – Contemplative Meditation
Simran – Definition of Simran - Contemplative Meditation
TSA Turban 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.
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.
Seva - Selfless Service
Seva - Definition of Seva - Selfless Service
Top DVD Animated Movies About Sikh History
Top DVD Animated Movies About Sikh History by Vismaad Films.
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.
Sikhism - The Sikh Religion
Sikhism, the Sikh Religion
2 Ways To Make a Bun Under Your Turban Even...
Do you want to tie a turban, but your kes (hair) is not long enough to make a joora (top knot). Find out here how to make a bun even if you are balding.
Sarovar - Sacred Pool
Sarovar - Definition of Sarovar - Sacred Pool
Mala - Rosary Prayer Beads
Mala, rosary prayer beads. 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,
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 Sacred Langar and the Guru's Free...
Did you know that sacred food service is an important part of Sikhism? Learn all about langar, the history of the Guru's free kitchen, how free food is made and served in the gurdwara, during parades, and provided to disaster victims. Find recipes for delicious traditional Indian food prepared with prayer and meditation.
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.
Are Sikhs Allowed to Pluck Their Eyebrows?
Are Sikhs allowed to pluck or thread their eyebrows? Find the answer to this question and reasons why here.
Do Sikhs Believe in a Bible?
Do Sikhs Believe in a Bible? - Guru Granth, the Sacred Scripture of Sikhism
Shastra - Scripture
Shastra, Vedic scripture. Sikhism.
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.
Shabad - Hymn
Shabad, a hymn. Sikhism.
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.
5 Facts About Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana Death...
Do you know about the 2012 world wide Kesri Lehar (I Pledge Orange) movement to abolish the death sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana? Find five facts about the Bhai Rajoana case here.
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