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Why And How Sikhi Spread Throughout The World?

Jul 19, 2017
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 attracted people inlarge numbers without modern techniques of communication? I did not agree with people who say “Guru Nanak was very intelligent, due to that people became his followers”, that is not possible. Because during that period and now a days there are several people who are very intelligent and very good orators but still people donot become their followers in large numbers. There must be something else, which is not evident. Pl tell us with detail.

I hope members of this forum can throw light on this topic also. I request everybody to give us knowledge about this topic.

Even in this period there are about 11crore Guru Nanak Leva people mostly in India, many of them cannot understand Hindi leave aside Punjabi. We must analise: with so much language barrier and hardships of communications , why and how they became followers Guru Nanak Dev ji in those days or later? After 500yrs still they are his devotee, why? How their devotion/attachment survived when there is no contact/preaching/support from Sikh clergy/SGPC etc?

I know many hard core Sikhs or who are in power, who are in posession of main gurdwara and goolks and so called mainstrem Sikhs donot consider them as Sikhs but as per my opinion they are Sikhs. They are real real Sikhs devotees, true disciples of Guru Nanak Dev ji because they have devotion inside, which is real Sikhi. Because Sikhi is not with any particular uniform or dress code or even kes/hair are not neccessory element of Sikhi as per Gurubani, Sikhi is with devotion to Guru Nanak Dev ji.

I request everybody to give us knowledge about this topic.


Jun 1, 2004
Why and how Sikhi spread throught the world in old days?
Guru Nanak Sahib's travels are quite well documented... Search SPN's Sikh History section for articles by Dr. Dalviner Singh Grewal ji...

Guru Nanak traveled far and wide all his life to spread his message... He either learnt the native languages or interacted with some local scribes/scholars, who knew multiple languages... There are around 25 languages incorporated in SGGS, our only Guru... So, when we say that people joined his mission without understanding his philosophy is not a well construed thought. Gurus spread their message in people's native language using a technique called Prodavaad (more info), where a message is conveyed using the native terminologies.

Vichaar (contemplation) is the basic fundamental of the Sikh philosophy and blind faith has simply no place...

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This Shabd is found on page 874 of the SGGS ji.

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