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My Teacher’s Teacher, Bhajan Lal

India:  Bhajan Lal, my tabla teacher, was born in Lahore in 1935. One of three brothers, his father passed away before he completed the sixth grade, the grade in which he would end his formal education. He was twelve years old. Something else happened in his twelfth year: Indian independence, the formation of the Pakistani State, and thus partition, which ...

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Simran Singh to restore ancient gurudwaras

Allahabad,India:An American born Sikh has vowed to restore all the Sikh shrines in India and Nepal visited by Guru Nanak Dev Saheb to their pristine glory. Born in a Christian family in America, David, popularly known as Simran Singh Khalsa, after he turned Sikh, is mobilising funds since long for the restoration of Sikh shrines to their original form. With ...

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What Was and What Is

India: The lives we live.  Before we know it is already too late to understand the meaning and purpose of life.  Too often the path engrosses us so that at a given time the past appears longer the future while we were busy living in the past, or  more accurately perhaps damning the past while dreaming of an unseen and ...

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Society Of Sikhs in the Deccan

 Hyderabad,India:Gurdwara Barambala (right), now in ruins, was constructed at Sikh Chhawniat. MANY of us in Punjab do not know about the defining traits of the Sikhs living in the Deccan. They have three types – Punjabi, Dakhani and the tribal Sikligars and Banjaras. For a local person, Sikhs have beard and turban who visit the Sikh “temple”. In case of ...

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How is Guru Nanak Dev ji Different from Previous Avtars?

India:  One day while Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji were holding a congregation one of the Sikhs asked “What type of incarnation was the first Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and were they independent and complete?” According to Hindu belief there are many types of incarnations but for God there are six. These are the following; – Ansa ...

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