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  1. 1. History of Sikhism
  2. 2. Sikhism A progressive religion well ahead of its time when it was founded over 500 years ago, The Sikh religion today has a following of over 20 million people worldwide and is ranked as the worlds 5th largest religion. Sikhism preaches a message of devotion and remembrance of God at all times, truthful living, equality of mankind and denounces superstitions and blind rituals. Sikhism is open to all through the teachings of its 10 Gurus enshrined in the Sikh Holy Book and Living Guru, Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
  3. 3. <ul><li>Punjab is land of five rivers in North West India and North East Pakistan. Punj means five and aab means water, so punjab means five waters. These five rivers that run through punjab, having their originating source as various small lakes in Himalayas. If one were to go across the Punjab starting from Delhi and to Afghanistan, the rivers are in this order. Beus, Satluj, Ravi, Chenab and Jhelum. Beus, and Satluj merge into one river retaining the name Satluj at Harike near Ferozepur in Punjab just before crossing the border into west Punjab (Pakistan) and eventually merging into river Indus. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Guru Nanak - Humility Guru Angad - Obedience Guru Amar Das — Equality Guru Ram Das - Service Guru Arjan - Self-Sacrifice Guru Hargobind - Justice Guru Har Rai - Mercy Guru Harkrishan - Purity Guru Tegh Bahadur - Tranquility Guru Gobind Singh - Royal Courage </li></ul>The 10 Sikh Gurus
  5. 5. The Making of the Khalsa Kesh - uncut hair and beard, as given by God, to sustain him or her in higher consciousness; and a turban, the crown of spirituality. Kangha - a wooden comb to properly groom the hair as a symbol of cleanliness. Katchera - specially made cotton underwear as a reminder of the commitment to purity. Kara - a steel circle, worn on the wrist, signifying bondage to Truth and freedom from every other entanglement. Kirpan - the sword, with which the Khalsa is committed to righteously defend the fine line of the Truth.
  6. 6. &quot;Unhappy is he,Who lives under the influence of greed,luxury, anger and pride&quot; Guru Amar Das ji
  7. 7. THE HARIMANDIR The Harimandir, now called the Golden Temple, is a living symbol of spiritual and historical traditions of the Sikhs. The tank and the temple have been a source of inspiration to the Sikh community ever since their foundation. It is evident from the Sikh chronicles that the Sikh Gurus had evolved traditions of founding new Sikh centres which were popularised among their followers as places of pilgrimage The foundation of Sri Harimandir Sahib is the most significant achievement of the Sikh Gurus as a centre of inspiration and action for the Sikhs.
  8. 8. Baba deep singh lion of punjab Baba Deep Singh was the saint soldier who weilded the holy sword and who called out the real man among the herds of humanity Deepa of Phuvin, a village in the district Amritsar, born as Bhai Bhagatu Ji's son in January 1682 A.D. (14 Marh, Samvant 1739) was the blessed son of Punjab, who became the defender of the national In a way his entire life had been a preparation for his ultimate martyrdom in 1765. Let us go back to 1699, the Baisakhi, when Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji gave us a new lease of life. The Khalsa Panth was founded with the holy Guru's invocation to the Singhs among men to step forward and sacrifice their lives, give Seesh in the service of God. The consecrated Amrit infused in the youth the lenging to dedicate themselves to the teaching of Dashmesh Pita, the preceptor and our father divine. honour.
  9. 9. Baba deep singh
  10. 10. Proud to be sikh