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  1. A Sikh is a person who believes in One God and the teachings of the Ten Gurus, enshrined in Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy book. (Web site)
  2. A Sikh is a saint because he worships the All-Pervading Divine Spirit and in whom that Spirit shines day and night like a full moon. (Web site)
  3. A Sikh is easily recognized by his beard (Uncut and untrimmed) and uncut hair which he protects with a turban on his head. (Web site)
  4. A Sikh is a soldier because he is ever ready to take up the arms to uphold righteousness. (Web site)
  5. A Sikh is supposed to never cut his hair, both to indicate a lifelong search for spirituality and acceptance for God's gifts to man. (Web site)

Sikh Positions

  1. Firing as they approached, the men charged a line of guns in front of the Sikh positions. (Web site)

Sikh Position

  1. Gough had calculated that after leaving troops to guard his baggage, he could muster 12,000 men and 66 guns to attack the Sikh position at Rasul.
  2. The Dogra campaign threatened the Sikh position in Kashmir and Gilgit and so Zorawar Singh turned his attention east to the conquest of Tibet. (Web site)
  3. The regiment formed up and cut loose in the rear of the Sikh position. (Web site)

Sikh Chiefs

  1. Ranjit Singh decided to call a meeting of all Sikh chiefs for Sarbat Khalsa at Amritsar.
  2. Their raids in the Sikh territory had angered the Sikh chiefs.

Guru Ji

  1. Guru Ji addressed the gathering by preserving the Sikh Religion.
  2. If one is unable to get up then Guru Ji sends Shaheed Singhs to wake a Sikh up. (Web site)
  3. Guru ji became the first great martyr in Sikh history when Emperor Jahangir ordered his execution.


  1. The Khalsa was originally established as a military order of "saint-soldiers" on March 30, 1699, by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru.
  2. To become a Khalsa, a Sikh must surrender themselves completely to the supreme King or God and obey God's will without question or delay.
  3. He set up a Sikh state in the sense that the ruler was Sikh who held power in the name of the Khalsa, and the army was predominantly Sikh.

Ten Sikh Gurus

  1. The Guler style of Sikh painting with the ten Sikh Gurus and the Maharaja and his courtiers as its main themes developed during his time.

Sikh Confederacy

  1. Baron Jassa Singh Ahluwalia was nominated as the Supreme Commander of the Sikh Confederacy in addition to being Baron of the Ahluwalia Army (misl). (Web site)
  2. The Sikh Empire (from 1799-1849) was formed on the foundations of the Sikh Confederacy by Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
  3. After the death of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, a Sikh Confederacy of Sikh warrior bands known as misls formed. (Web site)

Sikh Rulers

  1. Maharaja Ranjit Singh was the most powerful of all the Sikh Rulers and ruled over for complete 40 years. (Web site)
  2. The top domes of the minars were destroyed by the Sikh rulers, and later rebuilt by British. (Web site)
  3. In fact in the history of Sikh rulers, Ranjit Singh is an inevitable name.

Sikh Ruler

  1. By a treaty with the British in 1809, the Sikh ruler of the Punjab, Ranjit Singh, had accepted the Sutlej River as the southern boundary of his domain. (Web site)
  2. However, Shah Shuja had succeeded in sending his family to Punjab in November, 1811, under the protection of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the Sikh ruler of Punjab. (Web site)
  3. The tomb of Sikh ruler, Ranjit Singh, is also located in Lahore.

Sikh Sardar

  1. Ahmad Shah offered the governorship of Lahore to Sikh sardar, Lahina Singh Bhangi, but the latter declined the proposal.
  2. A Sikh sardar, Ranjodh Singh Majlthia, crossed the Sutlej in force and was joined by Ajit Singh, of Ladva, from the other side of the river.
  3. I dare say a Sikh Sardar or a Moslem Zamindar of the Punjab would have known better how to sit in that chair.

Sikh Sardars

  1. A misl was like a kingdom for each of the Sikh sardars.
  2. Despite political instability, the Sikh Sardars and their soldiery undertook noteworthy campaigns, distinguished by their daring and courage. (Web site)

Sikh Scripture

  1. He prepared a fresh recension of Sikh Scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib, with the celebrated scholar, Bhai Mani Singh, as his amanuensis. (Web site)
  2. The beginning of the first composition of Sikh scripture is the figure " 1 "—signifying the unity of God.

Sikh Raj

  1. They were made the rajas of Kashmir as a reward for helping the British infiltrate the Sikh raj.
  2. The Dogras misinformed and misguided the Maharaja and accused Akali Ji of creating enmity between the British and the Sikh raj.
  3. He was the last Maharaja of Lahore during the Sikh Raj of Punjab. (Web site)

Sikh Family

  1. Born in Chhajulwadi, Punjab, India, to a Sikh family, he received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Punjab in 1919.
  2. She had been raised by a Sikh family who then married her to a Muslim to respect her family traditions.
  3. Guru Arjan Dev Ji was the first Guru to be born in a Sikh family and was the first martyr of the Sikhs. (Web site)

Sikh Holy Book

  1. 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.
  2. While at Anandpur Sahib, he immersed himself in his studies of Sikh philosophy and the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy book of scriptures.

Tenth Guru

  1. Amrit Pahul – Sikh baptism for both men and women – was instituted in 1699 by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru. (Web site)

Ten Gurus

  1. The ten gurus and religious authority A rare Tanjore style painting from the late 19th century depicting the ten Sikh Gurus with Bhai Bala and Bhai Mardana. (Web site)

Sikh Force

  1. Ranjit Singh appointed a governor to administer the newly conquered area which was expanded in 1819 with the annexation of Kashmir by a Sikh force. (Web site)
  2. Most Sikhs who had come with Guru Padshah were sent back to Punjab with Baba Banda Singh Bahadur to strengthen the Sikh force. (Web site)
  3. The Bengal guns opened a bombardment, firing into the jungle fringe where the Sikh force was positioned. (Web site)

Sikh Forces

  1. As Governor of Peshawar and Commandant of Sikh forces in the first Anglo-Afghan war he had made his own assessment of the British. (Web site)
  2. The Sikh forces quietly retrieved to Lahore.
  3. As soon as the Sikh forces crossed Sutlej he returned to his village Attari.

Sikh People

  1. The Sri Guru Granth Sahib, or SGGS for short, is more than a holy book of the Sikh people. (Web site)
  2. Punjabi is the preferred language of the Sikh people and it is also the language of their religion. (Web site)
  3. Punjabi, a variant of the Hindi language with some Persian influence, is the spoken and written language of the Sikh people.

Sikh Men

  1. But Sikh men say their religion requires them to leave their hair uncut and covered, either by a turban or a small bun called a patka.


  1. On the death of Khan Bahadur, the Governor of Lahore, in 1746, Baron Jassa Singh, together with his followers, joined his Sikh brethren at Amritsar.
  2. The latest bus route links the Indian city of Amritsar to the Sikh pilgrimage site of Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, the birthplace of the first Sikh guru.
  3. At Lahore, he had decided to deal a death blow to the Sikh army when he realised they had all gathered at Amritsar for Divali. (Web site)

Sikh Rule

  1. Banda laid the foundation of Sikh rule in Punjab.
  2. During Sikh rule, Ram Sahai held a distinguished position and was conferred a jagir, which he continued to hold till the time of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
  3. Baba Banda Singh is a Sikh hero who first created a Sikh Rule in Punjab and struck a Sikh coin. (Web site)

Sikh Soldier

  1. The present Commander-in-Chief in India once remarked that he would trust his wife and daughter for their safety to a Sikh soldier.

Sikh Soldiers

  1. No senior person was in Peshawar to guide the Sikh soldiers.
  2. Tej Singh fled across the pontoon bridge as soon as the contest started and had it destroyed making reinforcement or return of Sikh soldiers impossible.
  3. The inception of Sikh soldiers, their former nemesis into the British Indian Army, was a testament to that admiration. (Web site)

Sikh Kingdom

  1. Later, under Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the state became part of the Sikh Kingdom of the Punjab.
  2. Ultimately in the battle of Gujrat the Sikhs were defeated and the British occupied the Sikh kingdom. (Web site)
  3. This treaty was to mark the border between the Sikh kingdom and the British protectorate. (Web site)

Sikh Nation

  1. The initial aim of this panthic organisation was to avenge the death of Sikhs and to eliminate enemies of the Sikh nation.
  2. Gandhi was assassinated, at her residence, by two of her own Sikh bodyguards, who claimed to be avenging the insult heaped upon the Sikh nation. (Web site)
  3. My husband took the dastaar of the Sikh Nation and replaced it on its head. (Web site)

Hari Singh Nalwa

  1. Hari Singh Nalwa, the Commander-in-Chief of the Sikh Empire along its Afghan frontier, invaded the Afghan territory as far as the city of Jalalabad.
  2. The Sikh soldiers brought the dacoits, the booty, and the bride to Hari Singh Nalwa.
  3. Hari Singh Nalwa strengthened the Sikh position by garrisoning the frontier forts. (Web site)

Sikh Empire

  1. All the gold and exquisite marble work were conducted under the patronage of Emperor Ranjit Singh, Maharaja of the Sikh Empire of the Punjab.
  2. Maharaja Kharak Singh, (Punjabi ਖੜਕ ਸਿੰਘ, 1801-1840) was a Sikh ruler of the sovereign country of Punjab and the Sikh Empire.
  3. When Ranjit Singh died in 1839, Gulab Singh was easily the most influential personage in the Sikh Empire and was its chief feudatory.

Guru Gobind Singh

  1. The Sikh New Year Festival, which also commemmorates the founding of the Khalsa by the tenth Guru (Guru Gobind Singh) in 1699.
  2. Guru Gobind Singh is also the Guru behind the unique appearance of Sikh men. (Web site)
  3. The final Sikh Guru in human form was Guru Gobind Singh who in 1708 made the Guru Granth Sahib the last, perpetual living guru of the Sikhs. (Web site)

Sikh Faith

  1. Manmohan Singh, the current Prime Minister of India belongs to the Sikh faith.
  2. Five hundred years ago, Guru Nanak founded the Sikh faith in India. (Web site)
  3. The tenth Guru (teacher) of the Sikh faith, was born Gobind Rai. (Web site)

Sikh Gurus

  1. Sikhism is almost 500 years old and the landscape of Punjab is scattered with Gurdwaras commemorating important events in the lives of the Sikh Gurus.
  2. An authoritative scripture was created to protect the integrity of hymns and teachings of the Sikh gurus and selected bhagats.
  3. During their Conference the speakers made venomous attacks on Sikhism, Sikh Gurus, Sikh scriptures, etc. (Web site)


  1. In 1699 the name was adopted in Punjab by adherents of the Sikh faith, according to the wishes of Guru Gobind Singh.


  1. With its strong link to the Sikh faith, gatka groups may train in a religious or semi-religious situation, such as in a gurdwara (Sikh temple).
  2. By this time, the Sikh community was a full-fledged social, religious, and political entity.


  1. In a bid to seal off routes of infiltrations for the Pakistanis in J & K, 1 Sikh who were in the Tithwal sector attacked Pakistani positions. (Web site)


  1. On Guru Ji's repeated demand one Sikh came forward and followed the Guru Ji into a tent.


  1. But conquerors like Ahmad Shah acknowledged the Sikh as the only entity in the Punjab.
  2. After several campaigns, his rivals accepted him as their leader, and he united the Sikh factions into one entity.


  1. People become Sikh by learning usually by chance or by coming in to contact with them. (Web site)
  2. However in the process one squadron of HM 3rd Lancers lost contact with the brigade while pursuing the Sikh cavalry.


  1. The Sikh Confederacy would eventually be superseded by the Sikh Empire but its influence would still remain strong throughout the empire's history. (Web site)
  2. This despite the fact that the Sikh Army was 37,000 strong, with 67 guns, compared to the British force of a mere 15,000 men. (Web site)


  1. The Hindu if he were a man should have stood up for the Sikh and proposed the separation of the Central Punjab as the Sikh Province.
  2. FN-1:One day a Sikh came and proposed to the Guru to wed his daughter, Sundri. (Web site)


  1. Two Europeans, Ventura, an Italian by birth, and Allard, a Frenchman, came to Lahore in 1822 to seek service in the Sikh army. (Web site)
  2. They stayed at Anandpur Sahib for several days, doing sewa (service) with the Sikh community. (Web site)


  1. By carrying a weapon, the Sikh is reminded of the persecution his religion has experienced and the need to defend Sikhism against its enemies.


  1. Hardened criminals are inducted into Sikh movement to help in arresting the Sikh revolutionaries and sabotage the movement.
  2. The country in front was mostly thick scrub and movement was difficult, but on the Sikh left in front of Rasul the approaches were fairly open. (Web site)

Sikh Women

  1. Sikh men as well as some Sikh women can be identified by their practice of always wearing a turban to cover their long hair. (Web site)
  2. And newly independent India's "national honor" demanded the repossession of national property (Hindu and Sikh women) from Pakistan. (Web site)
  3. At first, all male members of the Sikh community added "Singh" to their names, but now many Sikh women append it to their names as well.


  1. Women had not been treated as equals before the time of the Gurus, so to ensure equality, the name Kaur (meaning "Princess") was given to all the Sikh women.


  1. Following these two battles the Sikh army returned in 1815 with 30,000 soldiers and a final battle ensued.
  2. Under their leader General Akali Phula Singh, in the early 1800s, they won many battles for the Sikh Empire. (Web site)
  3. With the thunder of gunfire and horse hooves, the battle yells and cries of the injured, the battles of the Sikh Wars were indeed infernos. (Web site)


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