Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: Sikhism

Guru Arjan’s friend Mian Mir laid Golden Temple’s foundation stone and offered namaz

Jahangir called Mian Mir 'rich in poverty and independent of mind' in his autobiography. But the Mughal earned the pir's ire by torturing Guru Arjan.

SubscriberWrites: Guru Granth sahib teaches ‘Hukam’ and how life is shaped by this divine order

Hukam is believed to be another law of the universe as that of gravity, light or sound. Everyone is subject to this law and no one is beyond it

Almost 2 months since Amritsar ‘sacrilege’ lynching, police yet to identify killers or victim

Amritsar DCP says no arrests made, yet to determine name of man killed or the cause of death. Some residents support lynching because man tried to 'desecrate' Guru Granth Sahib.

Sikh clergy, scholars reject Modi’s Veer Baal Diwas — ‘10th Guru’s sons weren’t just brave kids’

PM Modi said Sunday that 26 Dec would be marked as ‘Veer Baal Diwas’. Apex Sikh bodies & scholars say move is appreciable, but the words don't do justice to Sahibzadas’ martyrdom.

Another man killed in Punjab for ‘sacrilege bid’, hours after Golden Temple lynching

The killing took place at Gurdwara Nijampur Mod on Kapurthala-Subhanpur road amid an altercation between police and a crowd that refused to hand over the culprit, police said.

What is ‘beadbi’ or sacrilege in Sikhism, which sees Guru Granth Sahib as living Guru

Long-simmering controversies about ‘beadbi’ in Sikhism have come to the fore with several incidents over the past few years, including Saturday's lynching at Golden Temple.

Punjab’s many Dalit Sikhs – Ramdasia, Ravidasia, Mazhabis, Ranghretas, Rai, Sansi

Charanjit Singh Channi is a Ramdasia, whose elevation as Punjab CM has propelled the issues and political identity of Dalit Sikhs to the centre stage of the state's politics.

Guru Arjan Dev, the martyr whose death changed the course of Sikhism

The fifth Sikh guru, credited with compiling the Adi Granth, was a staunch advocate of tolerance, equality and pluralism.

Guru Hargobind — the sixth guru, credited for spearheading militarisation of Sikhs

On his 376th death anniversary, ThePrint explores Guru Hargobind’s life and his role in shaping Sikh traditions.

Guru Tegh Bahadur — the ninth Sikh guru who sacrificed himself for religious freedom

Guru Tegh Bahadur fought against forced conversion and other religious impositions before he was beheaded on the orders of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.