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Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Sacrificed His Life to Uphold the Right to Profess one's Religion (418 th Martyrdom Day on June 10, 2024)

Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji (1563-1606), the Fifth Guru of the Sikhs was born on Baisakh Vadi 7, 1620 Bikrimi i.e. April 15, 1563 at Goindwal Sahib, which now falls in the present day Tarn Taran district of Punjab. He was the third and youngest son of Bhai Jetha Ji who later named as Sri Guru Ram Das Ji became the Fourth Guru of the Sikhs and Bibi (Lady) Bhani Ji, daughter of Sri Guru Amar Das Ji, the Third Guru of the Sikhs.

Kriya Yoga Schaumburg To Host Paramahamsa Prajnanananda; May 04

Chicago – Kriya Yoga’s spiritual master famous Paramahamsa Prajnanananda is visiting Chicago to preside over a special yoga seminar titled “Mindful Mental Health.” The Seminar is being organized by Kriya Yoga Schaumburg on 04 May 2024 at 4:30 pm at the Harper College in Palatine.

AYODHYA RAM TEMPLE CONSECRATED

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the consecration on Monday of a grand temple to the Hindu god Lord Ram on a site believed to be his birthplace, in a celebratory event for the Hindu majority of the world's most populous nation.

 

PAYING OBEISANCE TO 40,000 SIKH MARTYRS WHO DIED ON FEB 5, 1762 FOR SAKE OF THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEF

Ahmad Shah Abdali was a poor pathan who by enhancing his power after conquering Kandhar, brought Balkh, Sindh, Punjab and Kashmir under his control. He invaded India eight times during 1747 to 1767 and his sixth invasion which he undertook on February 5, 1762 was to annihilate the Sikhs. During this invasion his Afghan army joined by Mughal army of Sirhind and Malerkotla killed approximately 40,000 Sikhs in a single day i.e. February 5, 1762

SARBANS DANEE : SRI GURU GOBIND SINGH ji

Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji (1666-1708) the Tenth Master of the Sikhs, reverently known
as 'Sarbans Danee' i.e. a person who sacrificed his 'sarbans' (whole family) for helping the
oppressed and protecting a person's right to profess the religion of his own choice. He was
born the only son of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib and Mata Gujri Ji on Poh Sudi 7 (23 Poh)
Saturday, 1723 Bikrimi i.e. 22 December, 1666 at Patna Sahib, Bihar. At this site now stands
the sacred shrine Takht Sri Harimandir Sahib which is one of the Five Takhts, the most
honoured seats close to the hearts of Sikhs. Every incident of his life reveals his love for
humanity, help of the down-trodden and upholding a person's freedom to follow a religion of
his own choice.

SARADHS ARE FORBIDDEN IN SIKH RELIGION

Saradhs also called sharadhs are forbidden in Sikh religion whereas in Hindu religion saradhs are held in memory of the deceased ancestors every year in the month of Asu, the seventh desi month which corresponds to the month of September.

PAYING OBEISANCE TO SHAHEED BHAI TAROO SINGH JI (1720-1745) ON HIS 278th MARTYRDOM DAY (JULY 16, 2023)

This year i.e. in 2023 Shaheed Bhai Taroo Singh Ji's 278th martyrdom day is being observed on July 16 all over the world. This gruesome incident took place 278th years ago. This brave and dauntless Sikh was born in a Sandhu Jatt family in Puhla village which at that time fell in District Kasur (now in Pakistan) but now falls in Distt. Tarn Taran of Punjab. In his sacred memory at the place of his birth stands Gurdwara Sahib Shaheed Bhai Taroo Singh Ji.

Paying Obeisance to Sri Guru Har Krishan Sahib on His 367 th Birth Anniversary on July 11, 2023

Sri Guru Har Krishan Sahib (1656-1664) the eighth Guru or prophet teacher of the Sikhs was the younger son of Sri Guru Har Rai Sahib (1630-1661) the seventh Guru of the Sikhs and Mata Sulakkhani Ji. He was born on 7 July, 1656 at Kiratpur Sahib which falls in the present day Ropar district of Punjab. Since his very childhood, he had a religious bent of mind and interests.

PAYING HOMAGE TO BABA BANDA SINGH BAHADUR JI: THE FOUNDER OF SIKH RULE ON HIS 307th MARTYRDOM DAY (JUNE 25)

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji (1670-1716), a brave Sikh warrior and founder of the Sikh Rule in Punjab was born on October 27, 1670 at Rajauri in Punchh District of Jammu and Kashmir. His early name was Lachhman Dev. His father Ram Dev Ji, a Rajput Farmer trained him in martial arts in early childhood.

PAYING OBEISANCE TO SRI GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB: THE BANDICHHOR (LIBERATOR BENIGN) ON HIS 428 th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY (JUNE 5, 2023)

Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib (1595-1644) the Sixth Guru (prophet teacher) of the Sikhs was the only son of Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the Fifth Guru of the Sikhs and Mata Ganga Ji. He was born on Har Vadi 7, 1652 Bikrimi i.e. June 19, 1595 at Vadali (now called Vadali Guru) about 8 kms from Amritsar.

PAYING OBEISANCE TO SRI GURU HARGOBIND SAHIB: THE BANDICHHOR (LIBERATOR BENIGN) ON HIS 428 th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY (JUNE 5, 2023)

Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib (1595-1644) the Sixth Guru (prophet teacher) of the Sikhs was the only son of Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the Fifth Guru of the Sikhs and Mata Ganga Ji. He was born on Har Vadi 7, 1652 Bikrimi i.e. June 19, 1595 at Vadali (now called Vadali Guru) about 8 kms from Amritsar.

Paying Obeisance to Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Who Stood For The Right To Profess One's Religion On His 417 th Martyrdom Day On May 23, 2023

Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji (1563-1606), the Fifth Guru of the Sikhs was born on Baisakh Vadi 7, 1620 Bikrimi i.e. April 15, 1563 at Goindwal Sahib, which now falls in the present day Tarn Taran district of Punjab. He was the third and youngest son of Bhai Jetha Ji who later named as Sri Guru Ram Das Ji became the Fourth Guru of the Sikhs and Bibi (Lady) Bhani Ji, daughter of Sri Guru Amar Das Ji, the Third Guru of the Sikhs.

PAYING OBEISANCE TO SRI GURU AMAR DAS JI: A GREAT LIBERATOR OF WOMEN ON HIS 544th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY (May 04)

Sri Guru Amar Das Ji was born on Baisakh Sudi 14, 1636 Bikrami i.e. May 5, 1479 at Basarke Gillan village, which is about 13 kms. south-west from Amritsar, in district Amritsar, Punjab. In his fond memory, in this village at his birth place Gurdwara Sri Janam Asthan Sri Guru Amar Das Ji has been established. His paternal great grandfather Vishan Das Ji belonged to Bhalla Khatri family and was a shopkeeper at village Basarke. His son Harji had a son named Tej Bhan Ji who was blessed with four sons among whom Amar Das Ji was the eldest. Amar Das Ji's mother, Bibi Bakht Kaur Ji was a very religious lady and instilled a religious fervour in him in early childhood. He liked the company of ascetics. At the age of 23 years he was married to Bibi Mansa Devi Ji, daughter of Devi Chand Ji a Bahil Khatri of village Sankhatra, in district Sialkot which now falls in Pakistan. They had two sons Mohari and Mohan and two daughters Bibi Dani Ji and Bibi Bhani Ji.

Paying Obeisance to Sri Guru Angad Dev Ji on his 519th Birth Anniversary on April 21, 2023

The second prophet-teacher of the Sikhs, first known as Lahina Ji and then named 'Angad' by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born on Baisakh Vadi 1, Sammat 1561 Bikrami which corresponded with 31 March, 1504. His father Bhai Pheru Ji also known as Bhai Pheru Mal Ji, a Trehan Khatri by caste lived in the village 'Matte Di Sarai', now known as 'Sarai Nanga' 16 kms north-east from Muktsar, the district headquarter of the present day district Muktsar of Punjab. The historians have difference of opinion about the name of his mother which is variously given as Mata Sabhirai Ji, Mata Ramo Ji, Mata Daya Kaur Ji and Mata Mansa Devi Ji, the majority however agreeing on the name Mata Sabhirai Ji.

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