Monday, August 30, 2010

Sampurnta Divas....

Today In History:
Sampurnta Diwas...  Of  

Dhan Dhan Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji,

In 1604 the Compiliation Of..

The Adi Granth
Was Completed...

Sikh Spirit...

Sikhi is the Fire Flame is the Khalsa
Sikhi is the Spring Stream is the Khalsa
Sikhi is the Love Loving is the Khalsa
Sikhi is the Faith Faithful is the Khalsa.

Sikhi is the Dharma Karma is the Khalsa
Sikhi is His message Messenger is the Khalsa
Sikhi is His Code Conduct is the Khalsa
Sikhi is His Word Voice is the Khalsa.

Sikhi is His Court Verdict is the Khalsa
Sikhi is His Kingdom Crown is the Khalsa
Sikhi is the Conscience Conscientious the Khalsa
Sikhi is the Happiness Haughty is the Khalsa.

Sikhi is the Humility Humble is the Khalsa
Sikhi is the Strength Strong is the Khalsa
Sikhi is the Fellowship Friendly is the Khalsa
Sikhi is the Fort Formidable is the Khalsa.

Sikhi is the Shrine Saintly is the Khalsa
Sikhi is the Siege Soldier is the Khalsa
Sikhi is the School Scholar is the Khalsa
Sikhi is the Seva Servant is the Khalsa.

Sikhi is the Peace Polite is the Khalsa
Sikhi is the Simran Submitting is the Khalsa
Sikhi is the Spirit Sincere is the Khalsa
Sikhi is the Saviour Saved-one is the Khalsa.

Gurinder Singh Sacha

Sikha Da yogdaan...

The Sikhs played a pioneering role in India's struggle for independence from the British. They made sacrifices wholly out of proportion to their demographic strength (the Sikhs make up less than 2% of the Indian population).

(Figures below provided by Maulana Abul Azad, President of the Congress Party at the time of Indepedence.

  Out of 2125 Indians killed in the atrocities by the British, 1550 (73%) were Sikhs.

         Out of 2646 Indians deported for life to the Andaman Islands (where the British exiled political and hardened criminals) 2147 (80%) were Sikhs.

Out of 127 Indians sent to the gallows, 92 (80%) were Sikhs.

At Jalliawalla Bagh out of the 1302 men, women and children slaughtered, 799 (61%) were Sikhs.

In the Indian Liberation Army, out of the 20,000 ranks and officers, 12,000 (60%) were Sikhs.

Out of 121 persons executed during the freedom struggle, 73 (60%) were Sikhs.

The Sikhs, who had thrown themselves, heart and soul, into the Indian independence struggle, were the third party with whom the British negotiated for the transfer of power.

 However, due to inadaquency of Sikh leadership, misplaced trust and false promises made by Gandhi and Nehru, the Sikhs lost their claim to power.

"The Palace of the Lord God is so beautiful. Within it, there are gems, rubies, pearls and flawless diamonds. A fortress of gold surrounds this Source of Nectar. How can I climb up to the Fortress without a ladder? By meditating on the Lord, through the Guru,

I am blessed and exalted. The Guru is the Ladder, the Guru is the Boat, and the Guru is the Raft to take me to the Lord's Name. The Guru is the Boat to carry me across the world-ocean; the Guru is the Sacred Shrine of Pilgrimage, the Guru is the Holy River. If it pleases Him, I bathe in the Pool of Truth, and become radiant and pure." (Guru Nanak, Sri Rag, Ang. 17)

The word 'Guru' in Sanskrit means teacher, honoured person, religious person or saint. Sikhism though has a very specific definition of the word 'Guru'. It means the descent of divine guidance to mankind provided through ten Enlightened Masters. This honour of being called a Sikh Guru applies only to the ten Gurus who founded the religion starting with Guru Nanak Dev ji in 1469 and ending with Guru Gobind Singh ji in 1708; thereafter it refers to the Sikh Holy Scriptures the Guru Granth Sahib ji. The divine spirit was passed from one Guru to the next as "The light of a lamp which lights another does not abate. Similarly a spiritual leader and his disciple become equal.

Proud To Be A SIKH..

Be proud to be a SIKH because We:-

1)Contribute 33% of total income tax.

2)67% total charity fund.

3)More than 59,000 Gurdwaras serve langar(food) to Approximately 59 lac people every day in India.


4)80% Sikhs serving our nation in Army.

5)The person who manages India is a Sikh.

Although with 1.5% of Indian population...


"Proud to be a Sikh"