Golden Temple & Amritsar | History & Details
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Amritsar, also known as Har Mandir in Punjab and India, and Golden Temple in the western world, is the world seat of Sikhism. It is a living symbol of spiritual and historical traditions of the Sikhs. It emerged as the new edifice on the Indian subcontinent’s religious landscape in the 17th century, when, in 1604 AD the first volume of Ādi Granth (Guru Granth Sahib---Holy...
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Sikh Prayers | English...

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These 33 Swaiyas or Verses give the gist of the teachings of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th and last human Guru of the Sikhs. The work 33 Swaiyas is...

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A general principle of duties appeared first in Sikhism in the teachings of Guru Nānak and some of the prominent personal and social duties, relating...

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The virtues, according to the Sikh Gurus, may be learnt and cultivated. Guru Nānak, in one of his compositions, declares categorically that “devotion...

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Five Thieves | Five Evils | Sikhi

A study of Sikhism reveals that there are 4 inter-related groups of motivation: (1) The first group includes a cluster of 5 motives which are termed as moral evils or Five Thieves necessitating their sublimation and regulation by (2) virtues (3) social motives and (4) the urge...

Self-realization as the Moral Standard in Sikhi

Self-realization as the Moral Standard in Sikhism. The problem, for morality or, for that matter, for the whole of life, is how to widen or overcome this narrow or too limited point of view, centred in and around self-ness, so that man may realise (hovie) the greater self or the...

Ethics of Guru Nanak

Ethics of Guru Nānak The religion of Guru Nānak is the religion of householders. He has totally rejected the division of varṇas (castes) and āśramas (stages of life) enjoined by Hindu śāstras. Activity is the keynote of the Guru’s philosophy and the basis of his ethics. For him...

Sikhi | Basic Concepts

Sikhi | Basic Concepts What follows next is the philosophical overview of the basic concepts and teachings of Sikhi, with many appropriate examples from Guru Granth Sāhib, where it is necessary, on the following subjects: 1. The Concept of God 2. The World 3. Haumain (Ego) 4...

Concept of Chaṛhdī Kalā in Sikhi

The Concept of Chaṛhdī Kalā in Sikhism. The Sikhs are a unique spirit-born people believing in Guru Nānak’s basic concepts of “Work, Worship and Charity” and “Gurmukh, Nām, Dāna, Ishnana.” Nām refers to the Power, the Energy, the Universal Cosmic Life Force and the vibrant...