Friday, November 27, 2015
Gateway to Sikhism


Sh FaridThe Bhagats whose Bani has been included in Guru Granth Sahib belong to the period stretching from twelfth century CE to the seventeenth century. After reading and analysing the Bani of these Bhagats as recorded in Guru Granth Sahib, it becomes amply clear that all of them were the worshippers and votaries of One God. They preached the Oneness of God and exhorted the people to worship Him alone. Initially some Bhagats believed in idol worship and multiple gods but by the time they orated the bani that is incorporated in Guru Granth Sahib, they had realized the oneness of God. Very little is known about the lives of some of these Bhagats.


Details of the Bhagats Sahiban


Guru Arjan Dev ji, the 5th Guru of the Sikhs, included in Siri Guru Granth Sahib ji; the hymns of the Gurus, but also these select few holy man, whose utterances improved the spirito-religious, social & ethical life of the masses. If he included the hymns of Bhagat Pipa, a King, he also included the hymns of Bhagat Namdev, a Calico printer, and Bhagat Ravidas, a Cobbler, in the same way, irrespective of social divides such as caste. This unique approach had never previously been seen, and mankind is indebted to him for this. will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

The etymology of the term 'gurdwara' is from the words 'Gur (ਗੁਰ)' (a reference to the Sikh Gurus) and 'Dwara (ਦੁਆਰਾ)' (gateway in Gurmukhi), together meaning 'the gateway through which the Guru could be reached'. Thereafter, all Sikh places of worship came to be known as gurdwaras. brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. It has the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Amrit Kirtan Gutka, Bhai Gurdaas Vaaran, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib and Kabit Bhai Gurdas . You can explore these scriptures page by page, by chapter index or search for a keyword. The Reference section includes Mahankosh, Guru Granth Kosh,and exegesis like Faridkot Teeka, Guru Granth Darpan and lot more.
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