1. Sherdil

    The Sword - Bhagoutee - ਭਗੌਤੀ

    Bhagoutee from the word Bhagawati, which is one of the names for the Hindu goddess Shakti. Shakti is the agent of creation and change in the Universe. It is the source of power. Its parallel concept in Gurbani is Hukam (Divine Command). According to the Hukam, all things come to pass in the...
  2. Sherdil

    Sikhi Nishan Sahib Symbolism

    I have heard various interpretations of the iconography of the Nishan Sahib. My interpretation: The 2 talwars (curved swords) represent Miri and Piri, temporal and spiritual authorities of the Khalsa panth respectively. The khanda (straight sword) in the center represents the One, referred to...
  3. aristotle

    Heritage Indo-Canadian Billionaire Buys Rare Ranjit Singh Sword

    A Canada-based Punjabi businessman has emerged to be the highest bidder of a historic sword that once belonged to Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The sword inscribed with "Akal Sahai Ranjit Singh Lahore" on the blade in Gurmukhi, was originally put up for auction last month by Mullock's auctioneers in...
  4. Harry Haller

    Canada Legendary Sikh Sword Bought By Canadian Businessman

    The sword of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, a legendary Sikh leader from the early 19th century, was purchased by Calgary businessman Bob Dhillon. Mullock's Specialist Auctioneers & Valuers / Mullock's Specialist Auctioneers & Valuers Calgary businessman Bob Dhillon purchased the sword of Maharaja...
  5. spnadmin

    USA Manjot Singh, Observant Sikh, Ejected From Movie Theater For Wearing Ceremonial Religious Sword

    Manjot Singh, Observant Sikh, Ejected From Movie Theater For Wearing Ceremonial Religious Sword Aaron Sankin http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/27/manjot-singh_n_3510672.html With two young kids at home, it isn't often that Manjot Singh and his wife get a night to themselves. When...
  6. findingmyway

    General Seva: Neither A Shield, Nor A Sword

    T. SHER SINGH DAILY FIX Saturday, June 23, 2012 I have noticed that the concept of seva - loosely translated as "selfless, voluntary service" - is nowadays increasingly wielded as a weapon and less as what it is meant to be. The...
  7. Harry Haller

    When All Other Means Have Failed, It Is But Lawful To Take To The Sword

    Gurfateh, I am finding myself more and more endeared to the tenth master, his charisma, style, faith, perception, manner, humour and of course bravery and courage. I know many see the first and tenth Gurus as somewhat on different ends of the scale, but as my mother has often said to me...
  8. SinghWeapon

    Sikhs Defence Training

    "When all other means fail, it is righteous to raise the sword" Sikhs need to defend themselves and stay alert at all times, by this i do not necesarily* mean weapons. I mean mentally and spiritally defending themselves, and i beleive if one is to make the decision to defend themselves with...
  9. Archived_Member16

    Canada Man Brandishing Sword Taken Down By Police In Downtown Vancouver

    May 30, 2011 Man brandishing sword taken down by police in downtown Vancouver By Sam Cooper, The Province - May 30, 2011 6:35 PM Vancouver police and paramedics escort a man to a waiting ambulance after an incident at Burrard and Georgia streets on Monday. Photograph by: Ian Lindsa PNG...
  10. spnadmin

    USA Michigan Sikhs Want Religious Swords In School

    Members of a Michigan Sikh community are upset after a student was banned from bringing a religious sword to a public school. The incident occurred at Bentley Elementary School in Canton when a fourth grader was caught wearing a small saber underneath his clothing, reports MyFoxDetriot...
  11. Admin

    Kirpan-The Sword Of Mercy

    I am not Muslim, I am not Hindu and I must definitely am not sick. Every time I step out of my house with an Indian dress or someone spots my iron bracelet on my arm, people question my background. First I am asked if I am a Muslim or a Hindu and when I reply I am a Sikh, they think I am...
  12. spnadmin

    Sikhism Gatka – Sikh Sword Art Demonstration

    YouTube - G.U.P.T Tribute to Gursikhs YouTube - Little Warrior Playing with two Swords Courtesy Gatka – Sikh Sword Art Demonstration | Sikh Archives
  13. Admin

    Festivals A True Tale Of Hola Mohalla Sword Play

    A True Tale of Hola Mohalla Sword Play Tuesday March 9, 2010 Originally titled "Foot Loose and Fancy Free," and revised by permission of Guru Khalsa, this is a true tale of Gatka sword play. It describes a type of event which may be seen during Hola Mohalla, a Sikh Festival dating back to the...
  14. spnadmin

    Seva: Neither A Shield, Nor A Sword (From SikhChic)

    Seva: Neither a Shield, Nor a Sword <small>by T. SHER SINGH</small> I have noticed that the concept of seva - loosely translated as "selfless, voluntary service" - is nowadays increasingly wielded as a weapon and less as what it is meant to be. The other day, when a community...
  15. Admin

    Buddhism The Lama And The Sword

    No, I’m not seriously suggesting the monk with the sword that the Dalai Lama saw in a photograph was in fact the Dalai Lama himself — but the notion of a high lama receiving a sacred sword as a gift of honor, from a Sikh no less, does have a certain interest. * The photo above of...
  16. V

    Sabd Guru On Sword (ਖੜਗੁ/ਖੰਡਾ)

    Sabd Guru on Sword (ਖੜਗੁ/ਖੰਡਾ) A Sikh should wear a sword/kirpan of spiritual wisdom .Kirpan’s size has come down from 42 inches to 4 to 6 inches. Its ancient use as a defensive weapon is out of date in view of the present technologically of superior weapons. Should one have to protect self or...