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BABA DIP SINGH JI SHAHID : A GREAT LIBERATOR OF RELIGIOUS PLACES

Holding a khanda (double-edged sword) in his right hand and his severed head in his left hand Baba Dip Singh Ji (1682-1757) sacrified his life fighting against oppression for the liberation of Sri Harimandar Sahib, Amritsar. He was born on January 26, 1682 in Pahuwind village, which is 40 kms south-west of Amritsar and falls in District Tarn Taran of Punjab. His parents Bhai Bhagta Ji and Mata Jiuni Ji were very religious minded. They nick-named him as ‘Deepa’. His father belonged to Kharra sub-caste of Jat Sikhs and was a farmer.

553ਵੇਂਜਨਭ-਩ੁਯਫ (ਨਵੰ ਫਯ 8, 2022) ’ਤ੃ਵਵਸ਼੃ਸ਼: ਷ਰੀ ਗੁਯੂਨਾਨਕ ਦ੃ਵ ਜੀ ਦਾ ਫਸੁ-਩ੱ ਖੀ ਮ੅ਗਦਾਨ

ਸ੍ਰੀ ਑ੁਯੂਨਾਨਏ ਦ੃ਵ ਖੀ, ਸਸ੍ਿੱ ਐ ਧਯਭ ਦ੃ਫਾਨੀ, ਸ੍ੰ ਸ੍ਾਯ ਸਵਿੱ ਔੋਂਹਨੇ ਯਾ ਦੂਯ ਏਯ ਏ੃ਔਾਨਣ ਪ੄ਰਾਉਣ ਵਾਰ੃਩੄਑ੰ ਫਯ ਦਾ ਖਨਭ 1469 ਈ. ਸਵਔ ਦ੃ਸ੍ੀ ਭਹੀਨੇ ਏਿੱ ਤਏ ਦੀ ਩ੂਯਨਭਾਸੀ ਨੂੰ ਫ੃ਦੀ ਐਿੱਤਯੀ ਭਸਹਤਾ ਏਾਰੂਖੀ ਦ੃਒ਯ ਭਾਤਾ ਸਤਰ਩ਤਾ ਖੀ ਦੀ ਏੁਿੱ ਐੋਂਯਾਇ ਬ੅ਇ ਦੀ ਤਰਵੰ ਡੀ, ਸ਼ਿਰਹਾ ਸ੃ਐੂ਩ੁਯਾ ਖ੅ਸਏ ਰਾਹ੆ਯ ਤੋਂਦਿੱ ਐਣ-਩ਿੱਕਭ ਵਿੱ ਰ ਤਏਯੀਫਨ 75 ਸਏਰ੅ਭੀਟਯ ਦੀ ਦੂਯੀ 'ਤ੃ਹੁਣ ਩ਾਸਏਸ੍ਤਾਨ ਸਵਔ ਸ੍ਸਥਤ ਹ੄, ਸਵਐ੃ਹ੅ਇਆ। ਭਸਹਤਾ ਏਾਰੂਖੀ ਩ਟਵਾਯੀ ਦੀ ਉੱਔ ਩ਦਵੀ ਤ੃ਸ੍ਨ। ਹੁਣ ਇਸ੍ ਅਸ੍ਥਾਨ ਦਾ ਨਾਭ ‘ਨਨਏਾਣਾ ਸ੍ਾਸਹਫ ਹ੄ਤ੃ਹੁਣ ਇਸ੍ ਸ਼ਿਰਹ੃ਦਾ ਨਾਭ ਵੀ ਨਨਏਾਣਾ ਸ੍ਾਸਹਫ ਹ੄। ਏੁਗ ਹ੅ਯ ਇਸਤਹਾਸ੍ਏਾਯ ਆ਩ ਦਾ ਖਨਭ 15 ਅ਩ਰ੄ਰ, 1469 ਦਿੱ ਸ੍ਦ੃ਹਨ। ਩ਯੰ ਩ਯਾਤਭਏ ਤ੆ਯ 'ਤ੃ਸ੍ਰੀ ਑ੁਯੂਨਾਨਏ ਦ੃ਵ ਖੀ ਦਾ ਖਨਭ-਩ੁਯਫ ਏਿੱ ਤਏ ਦੀ ਩ੂਯਨਭਾਸੀ ਨੂੰ ਹੀ ਭਨਾਇਆ ਖਾਂਦਾ ਹ੄।

PAY OBEISANCE TO SRI GURU NANAK DEV JI: A PROPHET AND A SOCIAL REFORMER (APRIL 15, 1469-SEPT. 7, 1539)

This year i.e. in 2022 his 483 rd year of leaving for heavenly abode was observed on Sept. 20. Kartarpur Sahib situated on the right bank of river Ravi in District Narowal of Pakistan near the Indo-Pak border usually referred to as Kartarpur (Ravi) to distinguish it from the Kartarpur town which falls in District Jallandhar of Punjab is a very sacred place for the Sikhs because Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji (1469-1539) the founder of Sikh Religion spent the last 17-18 years of his life at this place and also left for his heavenly abode from this place. Until the partition of India i.e. 1947 this place fell in the Tehsil Shakargarh, District Gurdaspur of Punjab.

PAYING HOMAGE TO BABA BANDA SINGH BAHADUR JI: THE FOUNDER OF SIKH RULE ON 306th MARTYRDOM DAY (JUNE 9)

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji (1670-1716), a brave Sikh warrior and founder of the Sikh Rule in Punjab was born on October 27, 1670 at Rajauri in Punchh District of Jammu and Kashmir. His early name was Lachhman Dev. His father Ram Dev Ji, a Rajput farmer trained him in martial arts in early childhood. At the age of fifteen, the sight of a dying pregnant doe during one of his hunting excursions made him leave his home as penitence and become an ascetic. He joined Bairagi Ram Das who named him 'Madho Das'. After his extensive tours he settled in the Panchvati woods near Nasik in Maharashtra.

488TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF SRI GURU RAM DAS JI WAS CELEBRATED ON OCTOBER 11, 2022

Sri Guru Ram Das Ji (1534-1581) the Fourth Guru or spiritual mentor of the Sikhs was born on 25 Assuu Sammat 1591 i.e. 24 September 1534 in his ancestral place Chuna Mandi area, Lahore (now in Pakistan). At his birthplace now stands Gurdwara Janam Asthan Guru Ram Das Ji. The words Ram Das mean 'servant' or 'slave of God'. His earlier name was 'Jetha' which means first born. In fact, he was the only child. His father Hari Das Ji, Sodhi Khatri by Caste was a shopkeeper.

SARADHS ARE FORBIDDEN IN SIKH RELIGION

Saradhs also called sharadhs are forbidden in Sikh religion whereas in Hindu religion saradhs are held in memory of the deceased ancestors every year in the month of Asu, the seventh desi month which corresponds to the month of September.

Paying Obeisance to Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji: A Prophet and a Great Social Reformer

Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was a great social reformer. He has forbidden observance of Saradhs and Sootak Paatak. The tradition of holding saradhs among the Hindus has been in existence since times immemorial which are held in the memory of the deceased pitters (ancestors) every year in the month of Asu, the seventh desi month which corresponds to the month of September. In this month, during the first half of the lunar month i.e. the darkness pakh which starts with the full moon day and ends on the no moon day.

SULTANPUR LODHI: A SACRED PLACE FOR THE SIKHS

The town of Sultanpur Lodhi which falls in the present day Kapurthala District of Punjab, is a sacred place for the Sikhs. Among the sacred places relating to Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji (1469-1539) the first prophet-teacher of the Sikhs, in addition to Nankana Sahib, District Nankana Sahib (Pakistan), Kartarpur Sahib, District Narowal (Pakistan) and Dera Baba Nanak, District Gurdaspur of Punjab this town is of paramount importance for the Sikhs.

Paying Obeisance to Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji on his 483rd Gurgaddi Divas on September 15, 2022

The second prophet-teacher of the Sikhs, first known as Lahina Ji and then named 'Angad' by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born on Baisakh Vadi 1, Sammat 1561 Bikrami which corresponded with 31 March, 1504. His father Bhai Pheru Ji also known as Bhai Pheru Mal Ji, a Trehan Khatri by caste lived in the village 'Matte Di Sarai', now known as 'Sarai Nanga' 16 kms north-east from Muktsar, the district headquarter of the present day district Muktsar of Punjab.

PAYING OBEISANCE TO SRI GURU TEGH BAHADUR SAHIB: A PROPHET AND MARTYR ON HIS 401st BIRTH ANNIVERSARY ON APRIL 21st, 2022

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, the ninth prophet-teacher of the Sikhs was cruelly martyred by beheading him on November 11, 1675 in Chandni Chowk, Delhi under the orders of Emperor Aurangzeb. Besides martyring Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, Aurangzeb also passed orders that the whole family of the person who goes near the deceased's body will be annihilated. The martyardom of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib sent a wave of shock and mental torture among the Sikh community. The mental torture caused by the martyrdom was further enhanced by the royal orders that the whole family of the person who touches the deceased Guru Sahib's body will be annihilated.

PAYING OBEISANCE TO THE MARTYRS OF THE MASSACRE AT SRI NANKANA SAHIB

Until the beginning of the twentieth century the main historical Gurdwaras were under the control of mahants. It may be added that originally the superior of a religious establishment was called a mahant. In earlier days the word mahant referred to the leaders of Nath deras. 

Paying Obeisance to Sri Guru Har Krishan Sahib on His 366th Birth Anniversary on 22 July, 2022

Sri Guru Har Krishan Sahib (1656-1664) the eighth Guru or prophet teacher of the Sikhs was the younger son of Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib (1630-1661) the seventh Guru of the Sikhs and Mata Sulakkhani Ji. He was born on 7 July, 1656 at Kiratpur Sahib which falls in the present day Ropar district of Punjab. Since his very childhood, he had a religious bent of mind and interests.

TIME TO REMEMBER BABA JAI SINGH KHALKAT's MARTYDOM

The great martyr Baba Jai Singh Khalkat Ji, Ravidasia by caste was born in the village Mughal Majra which was situated on Sirhind-Patiala road at a distance of about 25 kms from Sirhind and about 6-7 kms from Patiala in Tehsil and District Patiala of Punjab. Currently, this village is no more in existence. It is said that because of the anguish against the cruel killing of Baba Jai Singh Khalkat Ji and the members of his family the prominent Sikhs of the area devastated the village Mughal Majra. 

Anniversary Special: SRI GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB; THE BENIGN LIBERATOR

Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib (1595-1644) the Sixth Guru (prophet teacher) of the Sikhs was the only son of Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the Fifth Guru of the Sikhs and Mata Ganga Ji. He was born on Har Vadi 7, 1652 Bikrimi i.e. June 19, 1595 at Vadali (now called Vadali Guru) about 8 kms from Amritsar. His birth anniversary falls on JUNE 15, 2022.

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