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27 June: Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Death Anniversary

27 June: Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Death Anniversary

Maharaja Ranjit Singh (Punjabi ਰਣਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ) (13 November 1780 – 27 June 1839) was the founder of the Sikh Empire, which came to power in the Indian subcontinent in the early half of the 19th century. The empire, based in the Punjab region, existed from 1799 to 1849. It was forged, on the foundations of the Dal Khalsa, under the leadership of Ranjit Singh from a collection of autonomous Sikh Misls. Ranjit Singh was succeeded…

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2 July: Akal Takht anniversary

2 July: Akal Takht anniversary

Akal Takhat (Punjabi: ਅਕਾਲ ਤਖ਼ਤ, Akāl Taḵẖt) means the Throne of the Immortal and is the highest political institution of the Sikhs. “Akal” means “The Timeless One” – another term for God. “Takhat” means “throne” in Persian. The Akal Takhat is an impressive building that sits directly in front of the causeway leading to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, about 290 miles (470 km) northwest of New Delhi. The Akal Takhat was founded by…

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9 July: Bhai Mani Singh ji martyrdom day (1670 – 9 July 1737)

9 July: Bhai Mani Singh ji martyrdom day (1670 – 9 July 1737)

Bhai Mani Singh ji (1670 – 9 July 1737) was a childhood companion of Guru Gobind Singh and took the vows of Sikhism when the Guru ji established the Khalsa panth in March 1699. Soon after that, the Guru sent him to Amritsar to take charge of the Harimandar Sahib, which had been without a custodian since 1696. He took control and steered the course of Sikh destiny at a critical stage in Sikh history….

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19 June: Anandpur sahib celebrations: Holy city turns 351

19 June: Anandpur sahib celebrations: Holy city turns 351

Anandpur sahib, earlier known as Makhowal, the town was founded by Ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur Ji. The foundation was laid on June 19, 1665. On the occasion of Baisakhi in 1699, Guru Gobind Singh baptised “Panj Piare” at this place, marking the inauguration of the Kalsa. The town, deeply revered by Sikhs as the ‘city of bliss’, gives a special identity to Sikhs. Gurur Gobind Singh ji felt that the Sikhs were very…

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Commemorating the Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev ji

Commemorating the Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev ji

On June 16 annually, members of the Sikh religion remember the martyrdom of Guru Arjan. Guru Arjan Dev Ji who is the fifth Guru and first martyr of the Sikhs died through torture after pursuing his task of preaching about God, solidifying the members and expanding the Sikh faith during its early years. The death of Guru Arjan also resulted to permanent changes in the faith’s tradition which is still practiced today. Guru Arjan Dev…

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Modesto Police Department hires first Sikh officer

Modesto Police Department hires first Sikh officer

Varinder Khun Khun, along with two other officers, graduated from the Napa Police Academy on June 11. He is one of 33 officers hired by the department so far this year. Khun Khun has lived in Ceres for the past 10 years, previously lived in the Bay Area and was born in India. He said he long wanted to be a police officer but didn’t know if he would be allowed to wear his turban…

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Seattle Sikhs Raise $150,000 for National TV Ad Campaign in US

Seattle Sikhs Raise $150,000 for National TV Ad Campaign in US

Since 9/11, Sikhs in America have faced many incidents of violence and prejudice due to ignorance about Sikh faith, their appearance and dress, especially the turban. This necessitated a need to launch a campaign to acquaint Americans, who have little to no understanding about Sikh faith, about the Sikh identity. Efforts of the Sikh community in US led to launching of National Sikh Campaign (NSC). In a release issued on Friday, NSC’s senior adviser and…

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Flying Sikh Milkha Singh to flag off mini-marathon on International Yoga Day

Flying Sikh Milkha Singh to flag off mini-marathon on International Yoga Day

Milkha Singh will flag off a mini-marathon on the International Yoga Day on June 21 here, an official statement said on Thursday. The 6-km marathon ‘Yoga Run for Peace and Unity’ will be start from the India Gate and also end there between 5 pm and 8 pm. “Starting from the India Gate, it will pass through the Mansingh Road Crossing via Rajpath-Rafi Marg, Dr Rajendra Prasad Road, Janpath, Rajpath and will end at the…

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Gurudwara Chashma Sahib Patshahi Pahili, Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Gurudwara Chashma Sahib Patshahi Pahili, Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Jalalabad is northeast of Kabul on the road to Peshawar. Guru Nanak Dev ji stayed here on return from his western udasi. Gurudwara Choha Sahib also called Chashma Sahib Patshahi Pahili commemorates that visit. In 1520-1521 AD, Guru Nanak Dev ji crossed this area on his way back from Kabul. This was a dry land and residents had no easy access to water. The nearest water spring was 16 kilometer towards Sultanpur. On request from…

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