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Understanding Vaisakhi: A Major Sikh Celebration

SikhNet News - Wed, 07/10/2024 - 6:53am
On the Vaisakhi festival in 1699, Guru Gobind Singh created a dedicated community of Sikhs called the Khalsa Panth. In a symbolic gesture, he bowed before its representatives, signifying the transfer of his earthly leadership .

Style and Substance: Jagmeet Singh's Fight Against Discrimination

SikhNet News - Wed, 07/10/2024 - 6:49am
Jagmeet Singh, a prominent Canadian politician, is known for his distinctive style and commitment to social justice. As a Sikh man with a long black beard and turban, Singh consciously uses his fashion choices to challenge stereotypes and create positive engagement.

Sikhs in San Antonio: History, Challenges, and Community Growth

SikhNet News - Wed, 07/10/2024 - 6:44am
Encountering a Sikh in San Antonio is relatively uncommon, with only about one in 1,400 people being Sikh. However, if you have seen Sikhs, you've likely noticed their distinctive appearance: long hair, long beards, and turbans, which are all symbols of their religious commitment.

Sikh Women in 18th Century Khalsa Struggle

SikhNet News - Wed, 07/10/2024 - 6:39am
Sikh women suffered and worked while being held captive with their small children. Giani Gian Singh[viii] claims, "They were made to grind maize while incarcerated. Many received brutal whippings.A maund and a quarter of grain was provided to each detenus to mill in a single day.

Peace in Diversity: Teachings from Sikh and Sufi Traditions

SikhNet News - Wed, 07/10/2024 - 6:32am
The connection between Sufism and Sikhism can be traced back to the times of Guru Nanak, who lived from 1469 to 1539. Guru Nanak led a life characterized by simplicity and deep spiritual dedication. He focused on fostering love, tolerance, peaceful coexistence, and harmony among people of various faiths and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Maharani Jinda: The last woman standing

SikhNet News - Wed, 07/10/2024 - 6:28am
Maharani Jinda was the queen of Punjab. She was married to Maharaja Ranjit Singh and once owned the famous Koh-I-Noor diamond. After her husband died, she became the Queen Regent for her son, Maharaja Dileep Singh, who ruled Punjab from Lahore. Jinda led armies against the British

Journey to Enlightenment: Finding Our Way to the Guru

SikhNet News - Wed, 07/10/2024 - 6:25am
The spiritual path can be challenging to navigate alone. In this perspective, the Guru's function is to be the "boat" that navigates the dangerous waters, linking our limited self with our infinite self.

Insights from Guru Nanak’s teachings: 10 Lessons to Live By

SikhNet News - Wed, 07/10/2024 - 6:13am
Guru Nanak's emphasis on helping the poor was revolutionary in the 16th century and remains crucial today as global poverty persists. A defining moment in his youth illustrates this principle: At age 12, when given 20 rupees by his father to start a business, Nanak instead purchased food and distributed it to those in need.

Guru Nanak: A Brilliant Spiritual Light for Humanity

SikhNet News - Wed, 07/10/2024 - 6:09am
Guru Nanak Dev ji is revered by Sikhs and many others. He is seen as a messenger of God, an enlightened teacher, a champion of human dignity and peace between faiths, and a brilliant spiritual guide for all humanity.

Gatka: Martial Art that Empowers Our Life

SikhNet News - Wed, 07/10/2024 - 6:04am
In contemporary Sikh circles, the term Gatka is commonly used to encompass all aspects of Sikh martial arts. However, historical sources generally refer to the art as Shastravidiā, or the 'Science of Weapons.'

From Palace to Protest: Sophia Duleep Singh's Journey

SikhNet News - Wed, 07/10/2024 - 5:48am
From pampered princess to champion for women's rights, Sophia’s transformation was fueled by a tumultuous family history. Her sister Bamba's thwarted dream of becoming a doctor ignited the spark.

Fascinating facts about Sikhism

SikhNet News - Wed, 07/10/2024 - 5:42am
Sikhism has a unique idea of God. They call God "Ik Onkar," which means "one constant." In Sikhism, God has no gender and is beyond time and space. They also believe God has no physical form.

Embracing Green: Sikhi's Approach to Nature Care

SikhNet News - Wed, 07/10/2024 - 5:38am
The Sikh holy text, the Guru Granth Sahib, teaches that Waheguru (the Divine) created everything in the universe and exists within all creation. This concept equates Waheguru with nature itself.

Degh Fateh: The Unsung Heroes

SikhNet News - Wed, 07/10/2024 - 5:28am
People may wonder about the motivation behind seva and why others engage in it. The only way to truly understand is through personal experience. Standing alongside strangers with a shared purpose and goal in a large collective effort can be a remarkable feeling.

Celebrating the Legacy: Dhan Dhan Ram Das Guru

SikhNet News - Wed, 07/10/2024 - 5:19am
This song has been sung at least once a day in the Harimandir Sahib in Amritsar for over 400 years. Many people in and around the Harimandir Sahib often say the words of this song.

A Great Patriarch Remembered: The Life and Teachings of Sheikh Farid

SikhNet News - Wed, 07/10/2024 - 5:11am
Sheikh Farid was one of the earliest Sufis Sufi who strengthened humanitarian ideals and Sufi traditions in India. Over time, he became a connecting link between Muslim and non-Muslim moral and spiritual thought in the Indian subcontinent.

Ancient Punjabi Poets

SikhNet News - Thu, 07/04/2024 - 1:13pm
Ancient Literary Gems of Punjabi Poetry (Part 1)

Sikh Family Center Tools and Training

SikhNet News - Thu, 07/04/2024 - 9:41am
for Family Wellness 

PM Justin Trudeau Speaks Out at the Toronto Sikh Centennial Gala 2024 

SikhNet News - Tue, 07/02/2024 - 4:25pm
Solidarity of Speeches in Stories Told Through Art

Guru Nanak

SikhNet News - Fri, 06/28/2024 - 3:31pm
A Prophet in Sikh Tradition and Interfaith Contexts