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Unique Baby Names With Spiritual Meanings
Can You Name the 10 Gurus of Sikhism?
Who are the Ten Gurus of Sikh history and what are their major contributions to Sikhism? This timeline includes families, important dates, and events.
History of Akal Takhat and Harmandir Sahib...
The Golden Temple is the central worship place of Sikhs. This historic timeline includes Darbar Sahib, Akal Takhat and events of Operation Blue Star.
What You Need to Know About Choosing Spiritual...
Did you know Sikh baby names have spiritual meanings? Here is everything you need to know to choose a unique spiritual name for yourself or your baby.
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.
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.
Sikhsim Sacred Pudding: 3 Ingredient Karah...
This simple three ingredient Karah Prashad recipe for sacred pudding is a delectable delicacy served along with Sikh worship services.
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? 10 Ways Sikhism Differs From...
Did you know that Sikhs are not Hindus? Compare 10 fundamental differences between Sikhism and Hinduism beliefs, practices, and worship.
History of 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.
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.
What Do Sikhs Believe?
What Do Sikhs Believe? Find answers here to your questions about basic Sikhism beliefs.
Spiritual Sikh Baby Names Starting with 'G'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find unique Sikh baby names with spiritual meanings beginning with G for both girls and boys here.
Are Sikhs Muslims? - 10 Ways Sikhism Differs...
Did you know that Sikhs are not Muslims? Compare 10 fundamental differences between Sikhism and Islamic religions, beliefs, practices, and worship.
Spiritual Sikh Baby Names Starting with 'B'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find unique Sikh baby names with spiritual meanings for both girls and boys here that begin with B.
3 Golden Rules of Sikhism Tenets and Fundamenta...
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 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.
Spiritual Sikh Baby Names Starting with 'M'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find unique Sikh baby names with spiritual meanings for both girls and boys here that begin with M.
What Are the Top 10 Sikh Beliefs?
What are the top 10 Sikh beliefs? Find an overview of Sikhism basics for beginners here.
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, ministry, and travels of First Guru Nanak here.
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.
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.
Sikh Speak Gurmukhi to English Resources
Sikh Speak resources include English to Gurmukhi words and meanings dictionaries, definitions, guide to pronunciation, spiritual names and scriptures.
Sikh Wedding Hymn, "The Four Laav"
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Spiritual Sikh Baby Names Starting with 'K'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find unique Sikh baby names with spiritual meanings for both girls and boys here that begin with K.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the 10th Guru? Find 52 hukams of Guru Gobind Singh here.
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.
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 is the meaning of Sikhism Term Waheguru?
What is the meaning of Sikhism Term Waheguru? Find in-depth definitions, spelling and pronunciation with examples from Gurbani scripture 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.
The Dos and Don'ts of Sikhism
Eleven Sikhism Dos and Don'ts - Dos and Don'ts of Sikhism 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.
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.
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.
Kaur - Princess
Kaur - Definition of Kaur - Princess
Lavan, the Sikh Wedding Rounds
Lavan, the Sikh Wedding Rounds - The Four Lavan
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.
Singh - Lion King
Singh - Definition of Singh - Lion
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Sixth Guru Har Govind (1595 - 1644)
Sixth Guru Har Govind (Hargobind) established Sikh sovereignty with a throne, symbols of both spiritual and secular authority, and by raising a banner.
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.
What are the Five Required Daily Prayers of...
Panj Bania - Definition of Panj Bania - Five Prayers
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.
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.
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.
What Are the Five K's of Sikhism?
Kakars, the Five Required Articles of Sikh Faith - The Five K's of Sikhism
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.
Panj Pyare - Five Beloved Ones
The definition of Panj Pyare is five beloved ones. Find out more here about the historic role of
Historical Gurdwaras of Nankana, Pakistan
Nankana Gurdwaras - The Historical Sikh Gurdwaras of Nankana Sahib, Pakistan
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.
Unique Sikh Baby Names With Spiritual Meanings...
Are you looking for a unique spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with Z.
Who are the Authors of Sikhism's Holy...
Who are the authors of Gurbani, Sikhism's Holy Scripture, The Guru Granth? Find out here.
Definition of Ik Onkar
Ik Onkar means One God. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sikhism - The Sikh Religion
Sikhism, the Sikh Religion
July 2015 Sikhism Events Free Calendar With...
Find the historic dates commemorating martyrs Bhai Mani Singh and Bhai Taru Singh with this free July 2015 Sikhism Events desktop gurpurab calendar.
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.
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.
Bairag, Viraag - Austerity
Bairag, Viraag, devotional austerity.
Sikhism Hymns of Hope and Healing
Did you know that verses of Sikh scripture can enable healing on all levels? Find healing shabads and resources here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nanakshahi Calendar: A List of Sikh Holidays...
Sikhism Holidays are observed according to the Nanakshahi calendar? Find out here why some dates are fixed and others fluctuate, and when to celebrate.
What is Sikhism?
What is Sikhism? Questions and Answers provide an introduction to Sikhism for those new to to the Sikh faith.
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.
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.
Do Sikhs Believe in a Bible?
Do Sikhs Believe in a Bible? - Guru Granth, the Sacred Scripture of Sikhism
Nitnem - Daily Observance
The definition of Nitnem is daily observance. Find out more here.
5 Conduct and Worship Tips to Know When You...
What You Need to Know Before You Visit the Gurdwara - All about the Sikh Gurudwara
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.)
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 Prayer, "Jamia Poot Bhagat Govind Ka"
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Sikhism Hymns, Prayers, and Verses of Solace...
Sikhism hymns, prayers, and verses offer solace and consolation for the bereaved likening merging of soul with creator to light blending with light.
Kara - Kakar - Sikh Bangle
Kara - Definition of Kara - Sikh Bangle
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.
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.
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.
Top Ten Reasons to Keep Your Kes and Never Cut...
Did you know that keeping kes, or all hair intact, is a key concept in Sikhism? Find out here the top ten reasons not to cut your hair.
Sikh Martyr Shaheed Bhai Taru Singh
Did you know Bhai Taru Singh refused to cut his hair rather than convert to Islam. Read how he had his scalp removed rather than give up his faith.
August 2015 Sikhism Events Free Calendar With...
Find out the date commemorating the 3 year memorial of Wisconsin Gurdwara Massacre USA with Free August 2015 Sikhism Events desktop gurpurab calendar.
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.
"Reflections of 1984" by Harjinder Singh: Review
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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.
What Does Sikhism consider to be the Five Evils?
What Are the Five Evils? Find out here about the five voices of ego and how to escape enslavement of the senses by mastering egoism through meditation.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Unique Sikh Baby Names and Spiritual Meanings...
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with U.
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.
Biography of Eighth Guru Har Krishan Ji
Did you know that Har Krishan was a young boy when his father appointed him Eight Guru ? Find out here about his life and contributions to 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.
Are Kirpans OK When Flying? New TSA Regulations
Are Kirpans OK When Flying? New TSA Regulations
Top 3 Sikhism Reference Books
Top 3 Sikhism Reference Books - Must Have Books About 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.
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.
The Lord is My Life's Breath, He is the...
Are you carrying a burden of guilt, or distressed by pain? Guru Arjun Dev ji's uplifting hymn says that Gods' Grace destroys sin, stress, and disease.
"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
Why Read Gurbani If You Don’t Understand...
Why Read Gurbani If You Don’t Understand the Words? - Nitnem, the Daily Prescription for Ego
18th Century Shaheed Singh Martyrs of Sikh...
Sikhism martyrs of the 16th and 17th century include Gurus and their disciples as well as courageous warriors who battled tyranny of the Mughal empire.
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.
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.
Top DVD Animated Movies About Sikh History
Top DVD Animated Movies About Sikh History by Vismaad Films.
Simran Sikh Concept of Meditative Contemplation
Did you know that Simran is a kind of meditative activity that can be done audibly, or inaudibly at anytime of day, and during any kind of activity?
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.
Gurmukhi Numbers in Gurbani Illustrated
Gurmukhi Numbers of Gurbani Illustrated - Numeric Significance of Gurmukhi Script in Sikh Scripture - Gurmukhi Numerals
Langar - Sacred Food Service
Langar - Definition of Langar - Sacred Food Service
What is the Meaning of Sikhism Term Shabad?
What does the term shabad mean in Sikhism? Find in-depth definition, phonetic pronunciation, spelling and examples from scripture.
How To Read Akhand Paath Ceremonial Protocol...
Did you know The Sikh code of conduct outlines a specific protocol to follow when reading the entire scripture of Guru Granth Sahib, alone or with a team. Find out here all about the ceremonies involved.
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.
Gurpurab - Guru's Commemoration
Gurpurab - Definition of Gurpurab - Guru's Commemoration
Naam - Divine Identity
Naam - Definition of Naam - Divine Identity
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.
Hymns Offering Encouragement in Hard Times:...
Are you experiencing difficulties and hard times? Uplifting Sikh hymns offering encouragement and spiritual succor, promising relief from troubles.
What Is Prashad and Why Is It a Sikh Offering?
Prashad is a sacred offering. Sikhism.
Never Judge a Geode by its Cover
The beauty of a geode hidden within a plain rough exterior is exemplified by the words of Guru Granth Sahib alluding to treasures within the soul.
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.
7 Offshoot Sects of Sikhism
Did you know that 7 offshoot sects of Sikhs have evolved over the centuries, who despite their distinctions, respect the scripture of Guru Granth Sahib? Find out more here about Sikhism schisms, splits and splinters.
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.
Kaam - Lust
Kaam - Definition of Kaam - Lust
Sangat - Companions
Sangat - Definition of Sangat - Companions ns
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, and what Sikh scripture says about hair here.
Ardas Prayerful Petition Structure and Examples
Ardas is a prayerful petition recited aloud, find pronunciation, spelling, in depth meaning along with examples of usage supported by Sikh scripture
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.
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
What are the 4 Cardinal Commandments Against...
Four cardinal commandments of Sikhism outline major mandates against misconduct, repercussions and Tankhah policy of reinstatement for transgressors.
What Are Mala Rosary Prayer Beads in Sikhism?
Mala, rosary prayer beads. Sikhism.
What Are the Five Takhats?
Where are the five Takhats located and what is their history? Find out here.

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