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SAD forms committee to assist SGPC in celebrating 550th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji. SAD forms committee to assist SGPC in celebrating 550th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji.

 

 

Chandigarh, – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) core committee today formed a nine member committee to assist the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) in celebrating the 550th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji in a befitting manner, even as it demanded the immediate sacking of Education minister O P Soni for forcefully distributing distorted history books to school children.

Happy Bandi Chorh Diwas & Happy Diwali to all Happy Bandi Chorh Diwas & Happy Diwali to all

 

Bandi Chorh Diwas is a day on which Guru Hargobind Sahib was released with 52 Kings from Gwalior Prison.. It is celebrate with great joy as it was a time when "right" prevailed over "wrong".

The death of his father Satguru Guru Arjan Dev Ji, at the hands of Mughal emperor Jahangir prompted Hargobind to emphasize the military dimension of the Sikh community. He symbolically wore two swords, which represented miri and piri (temporal power and spiritual authority). He built a fort to defend Ramdaspur (Amritsar) and created a formal court, Akal Takht When Murtaja Khan, Nawab of Lahore, noticed that Guru Ji had constructed the Sri Akal Takhat Sahib, 'The Throne of the Almighty', at Amritsar, and was also strengthening his army, he informed the Mughal Emperor Jahangir about this. He also, incorrectly, emphasized that the Sikh Guru was making preparations to take revenge for his father's torture and martyrdom. When Jahangir heard about this he at once sent Wazir Khan and Guncha Beg to Amritsar in order to arrest Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji.

Sikhs' primary duty to serve others: Naidu Sikhs' primary duty to serve others: Naidu



New Delhi, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday lauded Guru Nanak Devji for his "commitment to serve the poorest of the poor" and for laying the foundation of a community whose "primary duty lies in serving the people".

"Guru Nanakji, the founder of Sikhism, made immense contribution to this great nation with his commitment to serve the poorest of the poor, irrespective of cast creed and religion. He laid the foundation to build a society whose primary duty lies in serving the people," Naidu said while releasing a book, ‘Prominent Sikhs of India', authored by Prabhleen Singh of Panjab University.

Captain Amarinder greets people on Parkash Purab of Guru Sri Guru Ramdas ji Captain Amarinder greets people on Parkash Purab of Guru Sri Guru Ramdas ji


Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday greeted the people on the occasion of the Parkash Purab of fourth Sikh Guru Sri Guru Ramdas ji, whose message of love and peace continues to guide humanity through the ages.

Amarinder greets people on Bhagwan Valmiki jayanti Amarinder greets people on Bhagwan Valmiki jayanti

 

 

Chandigarh, 
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has greeted the people of Punjab on the auspicious occasion of the Pargat Divas of ‘Adi Kavi’ Bhagwan Valmiki Ji.

Speaker Rana KP Singh greets people on Dussehra Speaker Rana KP Singh greets people on Dussehra

 

Chandigarh,

The Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh on Thursday greeted countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra and Durga Puja, which are being celebrated on Friday across the country.

In his message, the Speaker said that these two festivals, which symbolise the victory of good over evil forces, were of great cultural significance irrespective of caste, colour and creed.

Durga puja begins in Bengal Durga puja begins in Bengal



Kolkata, Durga Puja rituals began in West Bengal on Monday as enthusiastic devotees plunged into merriment marking the first day of the biggest festival in this part of the world.

'Sasthi' or 'Bodhan' -- the welcoming of the Durga idols -- signalled the commencement of the five-day puja as the eastern metropolis welcomed its patron goddess to beats of dhaak (drums) and aroma of incense.

Armed with mobile apps, special arrangement by West Bengal Transport Development Corporation for puja parikrama (pandal hopping), printed guide maps, denizens and tourists -- cutting across age and class barriers -- hit the streets here and in towns across districts, making rounds of different marquees under tight security arrangements.

Mythology revisited: Lakhs to attend Sita-Ram marriage at Agra Mythology revisited: Lakhs to attend Sita-Ram marriage at Agra



Agra, Around a million people are set to descend on this historic city over the next three days beginning Saturday to witness the divine marriage of goddess Sita and Shri Ram with the the city's oldest colony Vijay Nagar being opulently decorated as mythological Janakpuri.


The Janak palace has been modeled after Belur Math in West Bengal, while three other mammoth structures mimick historical buildings of the country.

Work on to restore Srinagar mosque after 250 years Work on to restore Srinagar mosque after 250 years



Srinagar, The restoration work at the historic Jamia Masjid began here on Tuesday after a gap of 250 years.

Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, who heads the Anjuman-e-Auqaf or mosque management, tweeted that to begin with restoration of the heritage minarets had been taken up under the supervision of experts.

The Mirwaiz delivers his weekly congregational sermon on Friday at the mosque, which was built by Sultan Sikander Shahmiri in 1394.

History of Sri Harmandir Sahib , Golden Temple  Amritsar History of Sri Harmandir Sahib , Golden Temple Amritsar


Sri Harmandir Sahib, also known as Sri Darbar Sahib or Golden Temple,  is named after Hari (God) the temple of God. The Sikhs all over the world, daily wish to pay visit to Sri Amritsar and to pay obeisance at Sri Harmandir Sahib in their Ardas.

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan dev ji Martyrdom of Guru Arjan dev ji


On 16 June 1606, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir ordered that Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the fifth Sikh Guru be tortured and sentenced to death after the Guru had refused to stop preaching his message of God as started by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The Guru was made to sit on a burning hot sheet while boiling hot sand was poured over his body. After enduring five days of unrelenting torture, Guru Arjan Dev Ji was taken for a bath in the river. As thousands watched he entered the river, never to be seen again.

Purja purja kate marhe kabho na chhade khet - Saint Kabir ji Purja purja kate marhe kabho na chhade khet - Saint Kabir ji

Kabir ji was a 15th-century Indian mystic poet and saint, whose writings influenced Hinduism's Bhakti movement and his verses are found in Sikhism's scripture Guru Granth Sahib. His early life was in a Muslim family, but he was strongly influenced by his teacher, the Hindu bhakti leader Ramananda.

Toll in Haryana Sikh shrine collapse rises to 3 Toll in Haryana Sikh shrine collapse rises to 3

 

  

Chandigarh,  With the recovery of two more bodies, the toll in the collapse of the main portion of a Sikh shrine in Haryana's Panipat town rose to three on Tuesday, officials said.

Rescue operations by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) continued at Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha Pehli Patshahi as one more body was located in the debris while two people remained missing.

No one sings about Jesus- Palash Sen No one sings about Jesus- Palash Sen


Mumbai, Singer Palash Sen, who has launched a rock song on Jesus Christ, says that no one sings about him and that the reasons could be communal, commercial or political.

While people celebrated the Easter Sunday on April 16, Sen unveiled the song "Jesus, the Lord has risen".

"No one sings about a man like Jesus... the reasons could be communal, commercial or political. I have always believed music and poetic expressions are way above all this," he said.

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