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Golden Temple

The Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, otherwise know as “Harmandir Sahib“, is probably the most impressive Sikh Gurdwara in the world. It was built by Guru Ram Das and Guru Arjan Dev, the fourth and fifth Sikh Gurus, finishing in … Continue reading

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The Sikh Gurus

This painting depicts the 10 Sikh Gurus with Guru Nanak in the centre. It also features Bhai Bala and Bhai Mardana – friends and travelling companions of Guru Nanak. It was painted in the 19th century, some 150 years after … Continue reading

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Sri Guru Granth Sahib – English Translation

Sri Guru Granth Sahib – English Translation. Here is an English translation of the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy book.

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The Story of Vaisaikhi

There was a very good programme on BBC One yesterday about the Sikh festival of Vaisaikhi. It also looks at how Sikhs integrated into Britain after the second world war. You can watch on BBC iPlayer here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b010fqkd/The_Story_of_Vaisaikhi/

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Khanda

This is the Khanda – the double-edged sword which serves as the religious symbol of the Sikhs. The central circle represents the ever-present God, the central sword represents freedom and Justice. The left sword stands for spiritual¬†freedom, the right for … Continue reading

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