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Casting A Lovely Light

Sun, 10/10/2021 - 10:05am
This is the work of countless others that we have inherited. Their work has improved life on Mother Earth. This is a debt on our heads. How do we plan to pay for this largesse is the question.

Highlights of Sikhism during Ladakh Travels

Sat, 10/09/2021 - 8:11pm
Ladakh thus has Sikh Gurdwaras, monuments and places connected with Guru Nanak’s visit to the area and brave Sikhs who have created history.

Diabetes In The Sikh Community

Sat, 10/09/2021 - 5:47pm
Sikh Asian Indians have high rates of diabetes. Community health workers can effectively address health disparities via adapted programs that take into account Sikh traditions and culture. Programs should cover aspects such as stigma surrounding mental health problems, healthy traditional recipes, and activities embraced in Sikhism.

The Last Queen ~ Review

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 5:58pm
The historical novel book titled ‘The Last Queen’ by the famed author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni makes a fascinating read about the life and struggles of Maharani Jind Kaur known as Jindan, the youngest and the last queen of Sarkar (the Sikh empire).

Conquer Your Mind To Succeed In Life - Man Jeetai Jag Jeet

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 7:59am
How can we truly succeed in the world? Do the answers lie within our own minds? Guru Nanak says 'Conquer the mind to conquer the world' (Man Jeetai Jag Jeet).

It Is Only You

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 10:40pm
WHO'S WITH WHO ~ It is only you ~ OUTSIDE INSIDE ~ It is only you ~ IN MY SOLITUDE ~ It is only you

SevaTruck & The New Langar

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 8:58pm
Langgar in many Gurdwaras today feeds the well-fed, is sometimes catered by an outside group and we see different foods being served to different groups. The needy are often those outside the Gurdwara location and they may like a different type of food than the ones we prefer.

The Audacity of Awakening

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 3:43pm
By spending more and more time alone and in silence, it is possible to bring about awareness of ourselves, starting with 'What am I?' and arriving at 'Who am I?'

“Guru Hargobind named sword” amongst 157 artefacts returned from USA to India

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 2:32pm
The item has been described as “iron sword inscription- on the sword mentions the name of the Sikh religious Guru Hargobind Das. The inscription is in Persian language and written in Nastaliq Style of Caligraphy”. The small dagger can be better described as a PeshKabz and dates from the eighteenth century based on the information supplied, it is supported with a sheath.

Bakshi Inderjit Singh: 1919 - 2009 ~ 12th Death Anniversary

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 2:41pm
Bakhshi Inderjit Singh was the founder editor of reputed Punjabi weekly newspaper “Panth Parkash” since 1963. He got awards of “Best Punjabi Journalist” from the Punjabi Academy Delhi Government, Delhi Gurudwara Committee & many other Organizations.

EcoSikh and Petals Inaugurate first ever Garden based on Sikh Scriptures

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 10:06am
6000 trees, shrubs, plants crops of 58 species have been planted

A Special Visit to Guru Nanak Taposthan, Menchuka, Arunachal Pradesh

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 3:14pm
This Gurdwara has remained as it is for 35 years without any such claim or any disturbance with the local lama regularly participating in all these functions...The Pathar Sahib had a photo of admasambhava and Bodhi flags all around. Sikh Nishan Sahib existed on one side of the Gurdwara building but another Bodhi Flag on a pole was placed on the other side like that of Nishan Sahib.

ਨੂਰ ਦਾ ਸਾਗਰ ~ The Ocean Of Light

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 2:37pm
ਹੈ ਇਹ ਨੂਰ ਦਾ ਜਾਦੂ, ਹੈ ਇਹ ਨੂਰੀ ਸਾਧੂ। ਹੈ ਇਹ ਜੋਤ ਦਾ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼, ਹੈ ਇਹ ਨਾਮ ਦਾ ਆਗਾਜ਼।

Akali Turban in 3d

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 7:19pm
The 3d model allows visitors to see the Dastar from different angles and see it close up. This forms part of the Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum project which has been used by schools, and educational institutions across the world.

Books & Bookshops Etc.

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 5:40pm
There is no functioning lending library in Bangla Sahib, Rakabganj or any other gurduara anywhere in this wide world that I know of.  Dear readers, before you take umbrage at my angst keep in mind that the operative idea here is “functioning lending library.”

10 Timeless Lessons for The Soul

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 11:05am
All of these lessons I have come to embrace and recognise in my 26 years of existence as an evolving Kaur. Like little notes to Self, I hope they serve you too.

Genesis of Hindu-Sikh Divide: A Critical Evaluation of the Divide

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 10:53pm
The origin of Hindu-Sikh divide goes back to the day when Guru Nanak as a young boy of 10 years refused to wear the janeu, the ceremonial thread being worn by all Hindus.

Remembering Oneness After 9/11

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 1:37pm
I remember national coverage of his murder, and the insistent message: We in the United States do not practice this kind of religious intolerance. We will not go down this road in the aftermath of 9-11.

Amritsar Airport Continues To Recover Its International Network

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 3:26pm
As the international borders across the globe reopen in a safe manner in the near future and the international travel demand recovers, it could be expected that Amritsar may recover its pre-pandemic international traffic levels by late 2022.

A Sikh’s Conversations with God

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 7:06pm
Fortunately, our conversation with God is not meant to be one-way. The scripture gives us general guidance, but not precise rules. Hence, Sikhs have a lot of personal discretion – and hence also great personal responsibility – for learning the core messages of Gurbani. In understanding and then applying the message of Gurbani in our daily lives, it is also expected that questions would arise in our minds.