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  1. TheSikhRenaissance

    Reclaiming Guru Nanak's Image

    Criterion: Historian E.H. Carr once observed in relation to studying history, “our picture of Greece in the 5th century BC is defective not primarily because so many of the bits have been accidentally lost, but because it is, by and large, the picture formed by a tiny group of people in the city...
  2. TheSikhRenaissance

    The Rise And Fall Of Empires And The Sikh Stance

    The Man: Lieutenant-General Sir John Bagot Glubb (1897-1986) was a British soldier turned intellectual turned Commander who was an instrumental player in the establishment of the modern Middle East. Seen in varying shades during his lifetime Glubb nonetheless left a plethora of abundant...
  3. TheSikhRenaissance

    Who was Nawab Kapur Singh? An Interview with his descendants.

    Nawab Kapur Singh-the charismatic but equally enigmatic 18th century Sikh leader who captained the Khalsa Panth during its darkest days in the post-Banda Singh period. What we know of him is derived from a few scant references in the Sri Gur Panth Prakash of Ratan Singh Bhangu, the oral...
  4. TheSikhRenaissance

    Who was the real Guru Nanak? Why not take a look at Gurbani?

    Who was the real Guru Nanak? A hyper-liberal pacifist? A renunciative Buddha-like Saint? A Vedic sage? Some Pooran Tam Avatar? Or was he something radically different? We are joined by Professor Balwant Singh Dhillon (GNDU) to seek out Baba Nanak's own testimony as to who he was within the Guru...
  5. TheSikhRenaissance

    The True History of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur based on Contemporary Sources.

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Balwant Singh Ji Dhillon of GNDU who spent 20 years clearing up Baba Banda Singh Ji Bahadur's name using contemporary/primary sources. Dr. Dhillon, in a career spanning three decades, has unearthed numerous primary sources in Sikh history and lent new...
  6. M

    Hard Talk Sikhi versus Khalsa

    Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa! Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh!! I come from a family of Bandai Sikhs who came to Bombay after Partition in 1947. Growing up in the metropolis I have had the chance to meet and intermingle with Keshadhari Sikhs who have adopted practices that are shunned upon and clean shaven...
  7. R

    Why And How Sikhi Spread Throughout The World?

    Why and how Sikhi spread throught the world in old days? My topic means : how and why several crore people from many Asian regions, all religions and all ideologies became followers of Guru Nanak Dev ji i.e. Guru Nanak Nam Leva, who were later called Sikhs? What was chrishma in Him which...
  8. S

    Hard Talk There's No Such Thing As "sanatan Sikh", The Sooner We Realize The Better For The Kaum

    The hindutva forces, it seems are in full force to subvert sikh identity by mish mashing it with hinduism . Sanatan Sikh - Wikipedia This article says , Sanatan Sikhs are orthodox Sikhs who were sidelined by the "Tat Khalsa" movement of the early 1900s. In doing so , it has demonized Tat...
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    ਹਿੰਦੂਆਂ ਨੇ ਬਣਾਇਆ ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕ ਜੀ ਦਾ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ ਪੁਰਬ

    ਬਹੁਤ ਹੈਰਾਨੀ ਦੀ ਗੱਲ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਜਿਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨਾਮਧਾਰੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਆਪਾਂ ਸਿੱਖ ਹੀ ਨੀ ਮੰਨਦੇ, ਉਹਨਾਂ ਨਾਮਧਾਰੀਆਂ ਦੇ ਆਗੂ ਬਾਬਾ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਦਲੀਪ ਸਿੰਘ ਨੇ ਪੁਰਵਾਂਚਲ ਭਾਈਚਾਰੇ ਨੂੰ ਪ੍ਰੇਰਨਾ ਦੇ ਕੇ ਉਹਨਾਂ ਹਿੰਦੂਆਂ ਤੋਂ ਗੁਰੂ ਨਾਨਕ ਦੇਵ ਜੀ ਦਾ ਗੁਰਪੁਰਬ ਮਨਵਾਇਆ ਹੈ, ਥਾਂ-ਥਾਂ ਤੇ ਹਿੰਦੂਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਜੋੜ ਕੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਬਨਾਇਆ ਜਾ ਰਿਹਾ ਹੈ, ਅਸੀਂ ਕਿ ਕਰਦੇ ਆ ਅਸੀਂ ਤਾ ਫਿਰ ਵੀ...
  10. G

    Is It A Sin? Uplifting Women And Giving Them Practically Equal Rights In Each Custom And Ritual

    Is it a sin? Uplifting women and giving them practically equal rights in each custom and ritual of Sikh religion Thakur Dalip Namdhari did Amrit Sanchar (Baptise) by Amritdhari women to flourish amritdhari community. is it wrong or right ? Yesterday Akal Takht Sahib has announced that they...
  11. S

    Being Tyaar Bar Tyaar Vs The Environment

    Wjkk wjkf. Is the environment more important to sikhs then to be thyar bar thyar (ready upon ready). Now it is no question every sikh, Whether they are a singh or singhni, should keep shastars on them, such as the kirpan which dasm patshah gave us, and encourage brothers and sisters to even buy...
  12. Admin

    Opinion Who The Hell Are Sikhs? And Why Do They Wear The Turban?

    By Preet KS Bedi Guru Nanak was born to a Hindu family in 1469. Had there been application forms to fill chances are he would have referred to himself as Hindu. His successors and followers would probably have called themselves Nanakpanthis. There is general agreement that Sikhism remained a...
  13. IJSingh

    Sikhism Vaisakhi: Points To Ponder

    1699: The year that transformed the day of Vaisakhi from just another humdrum date on the Indian calendar into a magical presence for Sikhs all over the world. We celebrate its revolutionary spell on our lives every year, all over the globe. I, too, have penned almost yearly paeans on and...
  14. Sherdil

    Hard Talk Does Amrit Erase All Sins?

    Gurbani tells us that sin (karma) is accrued from dualistic thinking. Then why is the notion of Amrit as a get-out-of-jail card peddled amongst some panthic circles? Naam is the only remedy that can wash away the grime of ego, then why do some presume that a man-made offering can do the trick...
  15. K

    Sikhi Am I Ready To Take Amrit?

    Waheguru ji ka khalsa waheguru ji ki fateh !! I am here because I want to ask a question. And as m new I don't know how to do that. I tried earlier but it didn't work. So m asking here. Well ! I am an 18 years old girl. A week before I thought of taking amrit. I know that's really a quick...
  16. Harry Haller

    Sikh Why Are You A Sikh?

    I had a car accident yesterday, I was stopped and turning right, when I heard a loud bang, and the whole car shuddered forward. I got out, to be met by a young man in a Mini, unfortunately his entire front end was mangled, although my rear bumper seemed to have done a fairly good job and was...
  17. Inderjeet Kaur

    Legal Sikhism Is Recognized As A Religion In Chile

    The Sikh religion gets legal recognition in Chile, granting protection and security to the Sikh community. Chile has approximately 200 spiritual paths legally recognized by its government. The Sikh religion, however, was not included. For Sikhs, the pain is no more. The Chilean Government has...
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    Sikhism And Apostasy

    Alright, I am just wondering whats Sikhism reaction to Apostasy, because I heard that for Islam that they kill those who leave their faith? I know that Sikhism doesn't do that, but what do they do when someone leaves their faith? Also, I am not leaving Sikhism I am just wondering.
  19. Admin

    Introducion To Sikhism

    Admin Singh submitted a new resource: Introducion To Sikhism - A brief presentation on Sikhism in Powerpoint Read more about this resource...
  20. Admin

    Hard Talk Legacy Of Siropa In Sikhism?

    Giving out Siropas Nilly Willy by Manvir singh What is a Siropa? A Siropa is placed around the neck, but is intended to be worn on the head as a Dastaar (turban). From the name “Siropa”, the word “Sir” means “head”, illustrating that the Siropa is meant to be worn as a Dastaar however is...
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