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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.

Authentic flavours of Amritsar Authentic flavours of Amritsar


Amritsar, Home to the holiest gurdwara of Sikhism -- the Harmandir Sahib -- Amritsar entices devotees with its divine and spiritual energy. And what adds to the splendour of the city is the absolutely scrumptious food on offer.

There is definitely something satisfying about experiencing this culinary capital of Punjab in the luxurious ambience of the Taj Swarna, which is located at the outer Circular Road, a few kilometres from the Golden Temple.

Gurdwaras in Sacramento (U.S) offer food, shelter to California dam evacuees Gurdwaras in Sacramento (U.S) offer food, shelter to California dam evacuees



Washington, Several gurdwaras in Sacramento, California's capital city, have come forward to offer meals and shelter to the evacuees of Yuba City, which consists of a sizable number of Indian-Americans, following fears of Oroville Dam collapsing.

Some 188,000 residents, including around 20,000 Indian-Americans, in the River Valley below the Lake Oroville Dam, 65 miles or about 104 km north of Sacramento, were ordered to move away from their homes on Sunday when one of two damaged spillways appeared in danger of imminent collapse from severe erosion, American Bazaar online reported on Monday.

Dalai Lama lays foundation stone for South Asia hub Dalai Lama lays foundation stone for South Asia hub



Hyderabad, Tibet's spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Sunday laid the foundation stone for a South Asia hub of the Dalai Lama Centre For Ethics and Transformative Values here.

Telangana Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali and Industry Minister K.T. Rama Rao were also present at the groundbreaking ceremony at Madhapur, the IT hub.

Amarinder will visit Takht Sri Patna Sahib Gurdwara on Tuesday Amarinder will visit Takht Sri Patna Sahib Gurdwara on Tuesday



New Delhi,

Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh will visit the holy Takht Sri Patna Sahib Gurdwara on Tuesday to participate in the 350th birth anniversary celebrations of the tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh.

Sgpc will add two sub committees -Badungar Sgpc will add two sub committees -Badungar

Chandigarh

SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar today said that they are going to set up two sub committees of Sikhs which will tackle that important religious  and social issues raised by Sikhs who are settled in abroad or except the states represented by the SGPC

CM Virbhadra inaugurates Admn. block of Guru Gobind Singh College, Paonta Sahib CM Virbhadra inaugurates Admn. block of Guru Gobind Singh College, Paonta Sahib

Paonta Sahib

Chief Minister, Shri Virbhadra Singh along with his wife and former Member of Parliament Smt. Pratibha Singh, today inaugurated the College administrative block of Guru Gobind Singh Ji College in Paonta Sahib, in district Sirmaur constructed at a cost of Rs. 2.15 crore and also laid foundation stone of academic block to cost Rs. 4.16 crore.

Vancouver-based band to reveal 'hidden world of bhangra Vancouver-based band to reveal 'hidden world of bhangra

New Delhi After shooting a video in Mumbai's Dharavi, considered Asia's largest slum, Vancouver-based world music group Delhi 2 Dublin, that comprises a mix of Canadians and Indo-Canadians, is set to put the spotlight on the "hidden world of bhangra" in their upcoming documentary.

The electronic pop-bhangra fusion band launched the official music video of "We're All Desi", shot with the local cast and crew in Dharavi slum earlier this year. Now, they are working on a documentary on bhangra -- a genre of Punjabi dance and music.

Walking with Nanak conscious attempt to humanise the saint: Author Haroon Khalid Walking with Nanak conscious attempt to humanise the saint: Author Haroon Khalid

New Delhi Its format is rather unique: part fiction, part history and part travelogue. Pakistani author Haroon Khalid says his third book, "Walking With Nanak", is a "conscious attempt to humanise the saint" and could be the first work of its kind in the country.

"I had already done two books which were pure travelogues. I wanted to experiment within the genre so I came up with the idea of fictionalising half of the book -- Nanak's journey ... with his Muslim companion, Bhai Mardana.

 Another communal polarization bid by Badal govt- Punjab Congres Another communal polarization bid by Badal govt- Punjab Congres

Chandigarh

 Punjab Congress has charged the Badal government with trying to polarize the state on communal lines by instigating sacrilegious attacks ahead of the Assembly elections.Coming down heavily on the Akali government for failing to prevent incidents of desecration of the Sikh holy book, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) leaders Ravneet Singh, Gurdev Lapran and Gurmail Pehalwan said the discovery of torn pages of the Guru Granth Sahib in Chandan Nagar area of Ludhiana clearly suggested a conspiracy to incite communal tension

Vancouver-based band to reveal 'hidden world of bhangra Walking with Nanak conscious attempt to humanise the saint: Author Haroon Khalid Another communal polarization bid by Badal govt- Punjab Congres American Sikh Council endorses the “One Granth and One Panth Alka Singh presided over the 38th Annual Convocation of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women Amritsar geared up for ‘Heart of Asia’ conference: Sukhbir Badal Nitish calls on Punjab Cm Badal Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi participating in the function of 350th Parkash Utsav of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji The philosophy of Sri Guru Gobind Singh could act as a catalyst to unite the country- Badal Nihang Singhs extend support to Punjab Cong, repose faith in Capt Amarinder’s leadership Governor Acharya Devvrat urges to follow teachings of Sikh Gurus Haryana Constitued committee for the celebration of the 350th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Haryana Government would construct seven big gates for of Karnal would be named after Guru Nanak Devji. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted everyone, on the auspicious occasion of Gurupurab Chief Minister Khatter has greeted people of auspicious occasion of birth anniversary Of Guru Nanak Devji. Satgur NANAK Pargatya Mitti Dhund Jag Channan Hoa President’s greetings on the eve of Guru Nanak Jayanti Badal felicitates People On Parkash Utsav Of SRI GURU NANAK DEV JI Vice President greets people on Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji eGreetings contest to design templates for Guru Nanak Sahib,s Birthday on mygov. nic.in Sikhs Express Concern and Caution Over American Election Results Kirpal Singh Badungar held a meeting with the heads of all SGPC-run educational institutions MORE TRUST LIKE SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB SEVA SOCIETY REQUIRED IN CITY - GOVERNOR Anti- Sikhism is in the DNA of the Congress especially Gandhi family. Sukhbir Badal Kirpal Singh Badungar elected SGPC president Dal Khsalsa and other Sikh bodies hold demonstration against 84 carnage Government of Canada is reminding travellers to get the appropriate travel documents Sikh scholar Raghbir Singh Bains died at the age of 80 AAP, Akalis parties with exploiting Sikh sentiment to promote personal interests BJP TO OBSERVE 350TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF SRI GURU GOBIND SINGH JI - SHAH