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Unique Baby Names With Spiritual Meanings
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? Here is everything you need to know to choose a unique spiritual name for yourself or your baby.
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 that of Darbar Sahib, Akal Takhat and Operation Blue Star.
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 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.
What are the Top 10 Sikh Beliefs?
What are the top 10 Sikh beliefs? Find an overview of Sikhism basics for beginners 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 '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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 'R'
Are you looking for a spiritual name? Find Sikh baby names for girls or boys here that begin with R.
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.
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.
Are Sikhs Muslims? - 10 Ways Sikhism Differs...
Did you know that Sikhs are not Muslims? Compare 10 fundamental differences between Sikhism and Islam beliefs, practices and worship.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Choose the Perfect Sikh Spiritual Name...
How to Select a Sikh Spiritual Name - Before You Name Your Sikh Baby Name
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Waheguru - Wondrous Enlightener
Waheguru - Definition of Waheguru - Wondrous Enlightener
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.
Kaur - Princess
Kaur - Definition of Kaur - Princess
The Dos and Don'ts of Sikhism
Eleven Sikhism Dos and Don'ts - Dos and Don'ts of Sikhism at a Glance
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.
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.
Free December 2014 Sikhism Events Gurpurab...
Find a free Sikhism events desktop December 2014 calendar with historic gurpurab dates and corresponding historical facts 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Sikh Wedding Hymn, "The Four Laav"
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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.
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.
Is Celebrating Christmas a Good Idea for Sikhs?
Is Christmas a Good Idea for Sikhs? - December Holidays and Guru Gobind Singh
What Are the Five K's of Sikhism?
Kakars, the Five Required Articles of Sikh Faith - The Five K's of Sikhism
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.
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.
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.
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.
Definition of Ik Onkar
Ik Onkar means One God. Sikhism.
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.
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.
Lavan, the Sikh Wedding Rounds
Lavan, the Sikh Wedding Rounds - The Four Lavan
Who are the Gurus, Martyrs, Warriors, and...
Historical figures of Sikhism include 10 gurus, important leaders, influential women, valiant warriors, illustrious martyrs, and treacherous villains.
What is Sikhism?
What is Sikhism? Questions and Answers provide an introduction to Sikhism for those new to to the Sikh faith.
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.
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.
Singh - Lion King
Singh - Definition of Singh - Lion
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.
5 Conduct and Worship Tips to Know When You...
What You Need to Know Before You Visit the Gurdwara - All about the Sikh Gurudwara
Who are the Authors of Sikhism's Holy...
Who are the authors of Gurbani, Sikhism's Holy Scripture, The Guru Granth? Find out here.
Panj Pyare - Five Beloved Ones
The definition of Panj Pyare is five beloved ones. Find out more here about the historic role of
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
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.
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 Khalsa Mean to Sikhs?
Khalsa, pure. Sikhism.
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.
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.
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.
January 2015 Sikhism Events Free Calendar With...
The January 2015 Free Sikhism Events desktop calendar features commemorative gurpurab dates with Gurbani quotes and photograph of Guru Granth Sahib.
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.
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.
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.
Sikh Prayer, "Jamia Poot Bhagat Govind Ka"
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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.
Historical Gurdwaras of Nankana, Pakistan
Nankana Gurdwaras - The Historical Sikh Gurdwaras of Nankana Sahib, Pakistan
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.
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.
Top DVD Animated Movies About Sikh History
Top DVD Animated Movies About Sikh History by Vismaad Films.
When is Guru Gobind Singh's Birthday?
When did is Guru Gobind Singh's birthday take place? Find out here how the date of the tenth guru's prakash is often observed at a different time each year.
Shaheed Singh Martyrs of Sikh History
Martyrs of Sikh History - The History of Martyrdom in Sikhism - Shaheed Singh Martyrs of Sikh History
Sikhism - The Sikh Religion
Sikhism, the Sikh Religion
Kara - Kakar - Sikh Bangle
Kara - Definition of Kara - Sikh Bangle
Free November 2014 Sikhism Events Gurpurab...
Find a free Sikhism events desktop November 2014 calendar with historic gurpurab dates and corresponding historical facts 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.
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.
Gurpurab - Guru's Commemoration
Gurpurab - Definition of Gurpurab - Guru's Commemoration
What Is Prashad and Why Is It a Sikh Offering?
Prashad is a sacred offering. Sikhism.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
All About Sikh Holidays, Festivals, and...
Find out all about Sikh holidays, festivals, and gurpurab celebrations here.
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.
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.
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
Do Sikhs Believe in a Bible?
Do Sikhs Believe in a Bible? - Guru Granth, the Sacred Scripture of Sikhism
"Kultar's Mime" Theatrical Play International...
Kultar's Mime On stage at UC Berkely, the actors turned away their eyes blinding themselves to the gruesomeness
Guru Nanak and Panja Sahib Handprint
Hand Print in Boulder at Gurdwara Panja Sahib
"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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Definition of Shabad is Sacred Song
The definition of Shabad is sacred hymn.
Nitnem - Daily Observance
The definition of Nitnem is daily observance. Find out more 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.
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.
All About the Contributions and Legacy of Tenth...
Read about the contributions of Tenth Guru Gobind Singh and his legacy to Sikhism Here.
Top 3 Sikhism Reference Books
Top 3 Sikhism Reference Books - Must Have Books About 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,
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.
Do Sikhs Believe in the Devil or Demons?
Do Sikhs Believe in the Devil or Demons? - Egoism, the Concept of Evil in Sikhism
Guru Gobind Singh and Historic Events Of 1705
Did you know that 1705 proved to be a critical year in Sikh history? Find out here all about 16th century Sikhism happenings and historical events including the siege of, and flight from, Anandpur, battles of Chamkaur, Muktsar, martyrdom of Guru Gobind Singh's sons and mother, the 40 liberated ones, and the role of woman warrior Mai Bhago.
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.)
What Is It Like to Attend a Sikh Wedding...
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.
Nishan Sahib - Sikh Flag
Nishan Sahib the Sikh flag. 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.
Are Kirpans OK When Flying? New TSA Regulations
Are Kirpans OK When Flying? New TSA Regulations
Kes - Kakar - Unshorn Hair
Kes - Definition of Kes - Unshorn Hair
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.
What Are the Five Takhats?
Where are the five Takhats located and what is their history? Find out here.
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.
Gurbani is the Guru's Word.
Gurbani is the Guru's word, or hymns of Sikhism Scripture.
Sarovar - Sacred Pool
Sarovar - Definition of Sarovar - Sacred Pool
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.
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.
Top Illustrated Sikh Storybooks For Little Ones
Illustrated story books are a powerful and enjoyable way to teach the values and principles of Sikhism to children and adults alike. Open avenues of dialogue between parents and children. Promote discussion and exploration among teachers and students. You won't want to be without these must have books in your home and school libraries.
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