Advertisement
Sikh.com.au
Sanjeev Astrology

Daily Hukamnama

"jYqsrI mhlw 4 Gru 1 caupdy","\u003C\u003E siqgur pRswid ]","myrY hIArY rqnu nwmu hir bisAw guir hwQu DirE myrY mwQw ]","jnm jnm ky iklibK duK auqry guir nwmu dIE irnu lwQw ]1]","myry mn Bju rwm nwmu siB ArQw ]","guir pUrY hir nwmu idRVwieAw ibnu nwvY jIvnu ibrQw ] rhwau ]","ibnu gur mUV Bey hY mnmuK qy moh mwieAw inq PwQw ]","iqn swDU crx n syvy kbhU iqn sBu jnmu AkwQw ]2]","ijn swDU crx swD pg syvy iqn sPilE jnmu snwQw ]","mo kau kIjY dwsu dws dwsn ko hir dieAw Dwir jgMnwQw ]3]","hm AMDuly igAwnhIn AigAwnI ikau cwlh mwrig pMQw ]","hm AMDuly kau gur AMclu dIjY jn nwnk clh iml\u00b5Qw ]4]1


"Jaitsree, Fourth Mehl, First House, Chau-Padas:","One Universal Creator God. By The Grace Of The True Guru:","The Jewel of the Lord\u0027s Name abides within my heart; the Guru has placed His hand on my forehead.","The sins and pains of countless incarnations have been cast out. The Guru has blessed me with the Naam, the Name of the Lord, and my debt has been paid off.\||1||","O my mind, vibrate the Lord\u0027s Name, and all your affairs shall be resolved.","The Perfect Guru has implanted the Lord\u0027s Name within me; without the Name, life is useless.\||Pause||","Without the Guru, the self-willed manmukhs are foolish and ignorant; they are forever entangled in emotional attachment to Maya.","They never serve the feet of the Holy; their lives are totally useless.\||2||","Those who serve at the feet of the Holy, the feet of the Holy, their lives are made fruitful, and they belong to the Lord.","Make me the slave of the slave of the slaves of the Lord; bless me with Your Mercy, O Lord of the Universe.\||3||","I am blind, ignorant and totally without wisdom; how can I walk on the Path?","I am blind - O Guru, please let me grasp the hem of Your robe, so that servant Nanak may walk in harmony with You.\||4||1||

MP3: Download or listen to Daily Hukamnama MP3 file
 
World Sikh News
Vaisakhi parade: Biggest Sikh event of the year to bring thousands of people to Leicester - Leicester Mercury

Why American Sikhs Think They Need A Publicity Campaign : Code ... - NPR

Hundreds of mourners join procession through Middlesbrough at funeral of Sikh temple chairman - Gazette Live

British Sikh hopes to become first turban-wearing MP - Times of India

Sikh event draws special visitor - The Daily Courier (subscription)

URGENT: 'SIKH' Ethnic Category On Census 2020 – Respond By Sunday - Sikh24 News & Updates

In Pictures: Cooking up equality at Hong Kong's 116-year-old Sikh temple - Hong Kong Free Press

Incidents of Canadian Sikh students being bullied down by 13%: Report - Times of India

Anzac Sikhs grow in numbers - Indian Link - Indian Link

HC orders state govt to provide resources to Sikh riots Commission - Avenue Mail


ddd


eee
Lost Heritage - Sikh Kingdom - Maharaja Ranjit Singh (FEATURED ARTICLE)

The DNA finds its roots, and when I stepped into Pakistan in October 2014, where I have never been, I felt an instant connect, a feeling of home. This book just happened, maybe from a deep-rooted desire to build a bond with my ancestors. I operated with no mind, but let things evolve, said Amardeep Singh, author of Lost Heritage, the Sikh Legacy in Pakistan.

During a month-long journey across West Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, an invisible force was supporting Singh's pursuit. "I had entered the country with just a desire and faith, but as I connected with like-minded people, all came together to help," he said.Singh's search, while focused primarily on discovering the state of Sikh legacy, more than 36 places, also incorporated Hindu and Muslim aspects that had association with the Sikhs. The scope of exploration encompassed the community’s cultural, social, philosophical and martial aspects between 15th and 21st century. The book, which is replete with stunning photographs by Singh, is a legacy of a community and remains of a heritage. What Singh does is he captures the human and emotional stories behind this heritage and discovers that the boundaries are false, and the hate and mistrust has been created only by politicians. "Love and affection is all that I got, and that’s what people back there hunger for," added Singh.

On return to Singapore, as Amardeep was revisiting the 19th century travelogues of the Europeans who had then travelled across the Sikh empire, he wondered whether he too should document his experiences.

"Could this work serve as a window for future generations to comprehend some aspects of our heritage that will soon cease to exist," he said.

Seven decades after the Partition of 1947, the Sikh community continues to yearn to experience its glorious heritage abandoned across Pakistan. For those fortunate few able to visit the country, they remain confined to a handful of functional gurdwaras. "A hundred years from now, none of these places will exist. Many of them have fallen apart and won't last for too long. I wondered if I don’t document it, who’s going to do it?"

Singh grew up with stories of massacres, of how we had fought and all the issues that resulted, with his parents, who were Sikhs living in Pakistan at the time, migrating to UP in the mass migration. Stories of the pristine beauty of the land that Singh heard from his father, extensive research and reading on the history, geography and social conditions of the sub-continent, said Singh, made a lasting impact on him, and made this journey and book possible.

"Would the heritage of the land where Sikhism was born and the Sikhs had created an empire have been limited to just a few functional gurdwaras? What about the magnificence of the scores of historic monuments, forts, battlegrounds, places of worship, commercial and residential establishments and art associated with the community?" asked Singh, who quit his corporate job to write the book.

Temples, mansions, forts, gurdwaras, homes - Singh captures the architecture, legacy, history and stories of these buildings, as he talks about the creative and artistic aspects of the monuments, including a Sikh temple in the Mansehra region, now a library, with its walls lined with books.

"Like here in Punjab, where we have destroyed our heritage and monuments, with half-hearted restoration work and negligible preservation, there too, many buildings are abandoned, crumbling and others occupied by hundreds of poor families," he said.

A wall of an old temple, now used as a storehouse, has a scribbling on it, "I lost my everything". Many copies of the book, which Singh had sent by post to people who helped in the project back in Pakistan, have yet to reach them. “It’s sad that even books can’t cross borders. I hope that this book touches people, and brings us together. Both the government and people must wake up and do our bit to preserve our heritage structures, our wealth. Development must be done outside buildings, not inside them. We must adopt monuments and protect them,” said Singh, hoping that the book would be a record of Sikh heritage for future generations.

Buy Lost Heritage Book online



Email this page to a friend   Visit us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter   Check us out at YouTube