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Sikh Holidays


S.NO. Sikh Holidays Month/Date Days
1 Birth Guru Gobind Singh January 5 Thursday
2 Accession Guru Har Rai March 14 Tuesday
3 Death Guru Hargobind March 19 Sunday
4 The Creation the Khalsa April 14 Friday
5 Death Guru Angad Dev April 16 Sunday
6 Accession Guru Amar Das April 16 Sunday
7 Death Guru Harkrishan April 16 Sunday
8 Accession Guru Tegh Bahadur April 16 Sunday
9 Birth Guru Angad Dev April 18 Tuesday
10 Birth Guru Tegh Bahadur April 18 Tuesday
11 Birth Guru Arjan Dev May 2 Tuesday
12 Birth Guru Amar Das May 23 Tuesday
13 Accession Guru Hargobind June 11 Sunday
14 Martyrdom Guru Arjan Dev June 16 Friday
15 Birth Guru Hargobind July 5 Wednesday
16 Birth Guru Harkrishan July 23 Sunday
17 Installation the Guru Granth Sahib September 1 Friday
18 Death Guru Amar Das September 16 Saturday
19 Accession Guru Ram Das September 16 Saturday
20 Death Guru Ram Das September 16 Saturday
21 Accession Guru Arjan Dev September 16 Saturday
22 Accession Guru Angad Dev September 18 Monday
23 Death Guru Nanak Dev September 22 Friday
24 Birth Guru Ram Das October 9 Monday
25 Death Guru Har Rai October 20 Friday
26 Accession Guru Harkrishan October 20 Friday
27 Martyrdom Guru Gobind Singh October 21 Saturday
28 Martyrdom Guru Tegh Bahadur November 24 Friday
29 Accession Guru Gobind Singh November 24 Friday
30 Martyrdom Guru Gobind Singhs Elder Sons December 21 Thursday
31 Birth Guru Har Rai December 21 Thursday
32 Martyrdom Guru Gobind Singh's Younger Sons December 26 Tuesday
Sikhism
Sikhism is the fifth largest religion in the world. Sikhism was founded in 16th century in Punjab. Sikhism was founded by Guru Nanak Dev. He was born in 1469 in a Hindu Family. He declared "There is no Hindu, there is no Muslim, so whose path shall I follow? I shall follow the path of God”. There are approximately 19 million Sikhs live in Indian state of Punjab. There are over 23 million across the world. The Sikh led to the creation of significant communities in Canada, United Kingdom and in the United States. Sikhs do not believe in a heaven or hell. Sikh should balance work, worship, and charity and should defend the rights of all creatures. The smaller Sikh populations are founded in Malaysia, Singapore and many other countries. They are respected for their work ethic. They have high education standards.
Sikhism Beliefs
Arjan Dev, youngest son of the fourth guru and he became the fifth guru. He prepared the Sikh sacred text known as the Adi Granth. It is the ultimate source of authority and doctrine in Sikhism. Akal Takht created by sixth guru, Har Gobind. Akal Takht means "Throne of the Timeless". The Harimandi temple known as popularly as the Golden Temple founded in Amritsar is sacred shrine of Sikhs. Sikhism is a monotheistic religion. There is an emphasizing belief in one true God. Guru Nanak used the “om” symbol of the God. “Om” syllable is a Hindu established practice in religious traditions in India. They believe the God is the creator of this universe and the human life is supreme and it is through this life that we can achieve oneness with God. They believe in reincarnation which is the belief on rebirth following death based on karma. Baba Banda Singh Bahadur was responsible for several attacks on the Mughal Empire. He is the leader of the Sikh army after the guru’s death.
Sikhism History
Sikhism was founded in 16th century on Punjab. Sikhism is the fifth largest religion in the world. Sikhism was founded by Guru Nanak Dev. He was born in Talwandi but it is called now Nankana Sahib. His father Mehta Kalu and his mother is Matta Tripa. When he was in his early teens he was fascinated by the religion. Guru Nanak Dev married Sulkhni. She is the daughter of Moolchand Chona. He had two sons, the elder son Sir Chand and younger son is Lakshmi Das. He is widely acknowledged to have made four major journeys. He traveled to all parts of India. During this time he met Kabir. He is a saint revered by both Hindus and Muslims. Nanak’s first tour being east towards Bengal and Assam, the second south towards Tamil Nadu, the third north towards Kashmir, Ladakh, and Tibet, and the final tour to west towards Baghdad and Mecca. Sikh religion was established and developed by the 10 gurus during the period from 1469 to 1708.
Sikhism Scripture
The Guru Granth Sahib and Dasam Granth are the Holy Scripture of Sikhism. Guru Granth Sahib is a later addition and upon its initial compilation the Holy Book is known as the Adi Granth. Guru Granth Sahib is also known as the Adi Granth is first scripture of Sikhism. This Adi Granth compiled by Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Guru of the Sikhs. He started this work in 1601 and finished in 1604. The original version of Adi Granth is also known as the kartarpur bir. The final version was compiled by Gobind Singh in 1678. Dasam Granth was composed by the tenth Sikh Guru. It is an eighteenth-century collection of poems by Gobind Singh. The compilation of Dasam Granth led to a great controversy among the Sikh divines. Janamsakhis has a huge importance in the history of Sikhism. It’s writings which profess to be biographies of Nanak. Janamsakhi may be restored by stripping away the extraneous content. Janamsakhi provide an interesting look at Nanak's life and the early start of Sikhism. The Holy Scriptures are immensely respected among the followers of the Sikh faith in Sikhism
Sikh People
In worldwide 25.8 million Sikhs are living. Mostly 70% of Sikhs are living in Indian state of Punjab. This religion is closely related to Hinduism. Sikhs are made up of only 2% of total Indian population. Large communities of Sikhs can be found across India. Mostly Sikhs are brave people. In 19th century there is a beginning leading to the creation of significant communities in many other countries. Sikh people are makers of history and are conscious of their political destiny in free India. Sikh people have differing in worship, but describing the same inherent God. Sikhs believe that there is only one god that created all of us and everything. The Sikhs are known as Udasi. It is founded by Sri Chand. He is the first son of Guru Nanak Dev. Later Sikhism is developed in the monastic order.