Sarbat Sewa

ਜਾ ਕੈ ਮਸਤਕਿ ਭਾਗ ਸਿ ਸੇਵਾ ਲਾਇਆ


What is Religion? Why to follow it? How to follow it?

Religion basically is a systematic way of living. It refers to a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature and purpose of the universe.

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Who founded Sikhism? When & Why?

Sikhism was founded by Guru Nanak Dev Ji in 1469. Guru ji founded it because the society at that time was gripped with a number of social evils - caste system, practice of sati, idolatry, worship of multiple God, untouchability , purdah system, inequality between men and women etc.

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What is the meaning of a SIKH?

The literal meaning of the term "SIKH" is "DISCIPLE". Nature has abundant and endless knowledge and a Sikh is always open to learning and moving ahead under the spiritual guidance of the Gurus given in the Guru Granth Sahib.

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What is the SIKH way of living?

Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism had spread a simple message of 'EK ONG KAR' - there is only one immortal GOD, the Creator also called the AKAL PURAKH.

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What is the meaning of SINGH and KAUR?

 SINGH means 'LION' which signifies bravery and courage. KAUR means 'Princess'.

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What is the importance of 5Ks' in Sikhism?

The 5Ks' are the five articles of faith that Sikh's wear at all times as commanded by the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

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What is the meaning of DASVAND?

The literal meaning of Dasvand is 'Tenth Part'. It refers to the act of donating ten percent of both income and time for sewa (selfless-service).

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What are the Sikh festivals?

The Sikh festivals are as follows:Prakash Purab and Jyoti Jot Purab of all the Gurus, Baisakhi (Birth of Khalsa).

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What are the Sikh Ceremonies?

Every Sikh ceremony is performed in the presence of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

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What is the importance of ARDAS?

The word ARDAS means a request, a prayer, a petition, or an address to a superior authority.

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What does Sikhism say about Rituals and Superstitions?

Sikhism is the youngest and most modern religion.It condemns empty rituals and superstitions.

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What does Sikhism say about Pilgrimage?

Sikhism does not support Pilgrimage to holy sites as the Sikhs believe that God is omnipresent and is not located at any place.

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What is the importance of Meditation in Sikhism? How to do it?

Meditation or Simran holds great importance in Sikhism. Simran refers to the remembrance of God by continuous recital of His name (Waheguru).

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What does Sikhism say about Fasting or Karva Chauth?

Sikhism strongly condemns blind rituals like Fasting as is evident from the following line of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji on ਅੰਗ(Page): 873 .

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What is the importance of 'Path' in Sikhism?

Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji the complete Guru of the Sikhs. It is an anthology of prayers and hymns which contain the actual words and verses of the Sikh Gurus and the Saints.

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Who is a SHAHEED?

Shaheed or martyr is the one who gives one's life for whatever cause one serves or to uphold one's principles and honour.

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What is the meaning of Sat Sri Akal?

Sat Sri Akal (ਸਤਿ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ) is a greeting in the Punjabi language used by the followers of the Sikh religion.

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What is the meaning of Waheguru?

WAHEGURU (ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ) is a term most often used in Sikhism to refer to God, the Supreme Being or the creator of all.

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What is the meaning of Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki Fateh?

Khalsa comes from the word 'Khalis' which means 'Pure'. Since the manifestation of the Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh in 1699, Waheguru has been part of the Sikh salutation: "Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh"  ("Hail the Khalsa who belongs to the Lord God! Hail the Lord God to whom belongs the victory!").

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What is the role of Women in Sikhism?

The role of women is outlined in the Sikh scriptures which state that Sikh women is to be regarded as equal to the Sikh men.

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What is the meaning of Sardar?

'Sar' means 'head' and 'Dar' means 'to hold'. The whole word Sardar means holder of headship with an honor signifying a Leader.

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What is the significance of Nishan Sahib?

Nishan means Symbol or Standard. Nishan Sahib is the name for the triangular Sikh flag made of cotton or silk cloth, with a tassel at its end which marks all Gurdwaras and other religious premises of the Sikhs.

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