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28th Anniversary of 1984 mass Sikh genocide(not riots)

October 31, 2012 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Editorial

November 1, 2012 marks the 28th Anniversary of 1984 Sikh genocide in India. The assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi (responsible for desecration of Sri Harmandar Sahib) by two her own Sikh body guards proved catastrophic for the Sikhs in India. (more…)

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Commemorating the martyrdom of Bhai Sahib Bhai Mani Singh Ji

July 11, 2012 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Editorial

Piece by piece, Bhai Mani Singh Ji’s body was cut to bits. Bhai Mani Singh Ji only recited Gurbaani, and it was what he had lived and breathed.

purjw purjw kit mrY kbhU n CwfY Kyqu (Purja Purha Kat mare kabhu na chade khet)
He may be cut apart, piece by piece, but he never leaves the field of battle (Ang. 1105).

Here is a poster(with saakhi/history) on Bhai Mani Singh Ji’s Shaheedi:

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Punjab & Sind Bank release excellent calendar for 2010

January 11, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Editorial, News

The history dates back to the year 1908, when three visionary Gursikhs Bhai Sahib Bhai Veer Singh, Sir Sunder Singh Majitha and Sardar Tarlochan Singh aimed to uplift the economic poverty of the poor. This far sightedness gave birth to Punjab & Sind Bank in the holy city of Amritsar. Since then times have gone by and the bank recently celebrated their 100 years of establishment.

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Outlook India writes irresponsibly about Guru Nanak and Sikhi

February 23, 2009 by admin | 2 Comments | Filed in Editorial, News

Freedom of media is good to express your views independently. But there is a certain limit to what should be expressed publically (in electronic or print media) or what shouldn’t be in a way that neither the beauty of free speech is destroyed nor it hurts someone.

Outlook India magazine has certainly crossed this fine line in their article (Shorn of Identity in 16th Feb, 2009 edition) on recent Sehajdhari issue in Sikh Community. The article is trying to impose itself rather than putting its opinion to the sikhs. First of all the article is favoring apostate which are clearly not sikhs.

Later on I was shocked to read certain lines of the article which no true sikh would standby:

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I personally do not care whether Neelam ManSingh has said so (as quoted in outlook article) or who ever is saying so (as personal knowledge is limited) but how can a responsible journalist and organization can publish manipulative facts about Guru Nanak Sahib without knowing about their physical form.

This cannot be absorbed lightly in anyway. Though I do not need to give a proof but I’m sharing a small incident from Guru Nanak Dev ji’s life which will itself tell (that Guru Nanak was a keshdhari):

When Bhai Mardana wanted to join Guru Nanak, then Guru Ji said i have 3 conditions if you want to be with me:

1.) Kesh Nahi Kataane (Neve Cut any bodily hari)

2.) Pichal Raat Jagna (Wake up at Ambrosial hours of the morning: Amrit Vela)

3.) Never Slander a saint.

When Guru Nanak is asking even his follower not to cut hair then can he himself do the opposite of it? Though I’m feel low that we have to give proof on the Jagat Guru (Guru Nanak Dev ji), but we have to clarify it. Similarly other 9 Gurus maintained kehsdhari format and 10 guru just converted us to saint soldier form.

Regarding Amrit: Prior to 10th Guru also whosoever wanted to be a Sikh was given Charnamrit from Guru Sahib’s feet. So Amrit Sanchar Ceremony is no special ceremony but itself a prerequisite for a person to be called a Sikh.

As Shabad (Guru Granth Sahib ji) was to be made our Guru, and no humanly form was to continue. So Guru Gobind Singh Ji just introduced a new form tp perform Amrit Ceremony which at present day taken through 5 Pyaraas.

In a nutshell Amtidhari or Khalsa is the basic order from which real Sikh way of life starts. If patits or even non Amritdhari’s do not want to follow it, then its their bad luck who are over ruling Guru’s order will always fall in the pit of duality. If students do not follow the rules and the teachings, its their problem not the mistake of teacher.

So what has been said by Outlook (in 16the Feb,2009 print as well as electronic edition on website) is by no means acceptable and its needs to be clarified by them immediately to stop other media from provocative and unresearched statements from being published in media.

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SikhiWallpapers.com gets a separate Technology Tips Channel

February 2, 2009 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Announcements, Editorial

While discussing about 1984, with a Singh Sahib, they said: had someone given us the technical knowledge, skills etc. instead of atrocities then we Sikhs would have had attained far bigger achievements at global level. I could understand his agony and pain.

Later when dass got the sewa of Sikhiwallpapers many asked me about very basics of Technology, Software etc. kind of things. So I added a new name to the blog (Sikhi Wallpapers, Photos, Videos and Technology Tips). But that was not doing justice to the work carried out at this site.

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Keep Kesh Wear Turbans (Crowns) & Abandon Caps, Bandanas

January 2, 2009 by admin | 1 Comment | Filed in Editorial, Photos

On the post graduation day Dr. Gurbakhsh Singh Ji to receive his PH.D. degree from Ohio State University U.S.A, in 1963 he was wearing a turban. His fellow mates asked him to wear the graduation cap t which he refused saying: (more…)

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Sikhsangat at rebuilt Akal Takht sahib after Operation BlueStar

January 1, 2009 by admin | 9 Comments | Filed in Editorial, Photos

This wallpaper is of Sikh Sangat at Sri Akal Takht Sahib in 1987. This is the real spirits of Panth Khalsa who have stood up against up all. The brutalities of the Indira Gandhi regime were exposed by this most henious crime in the India History. (more…)

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New Year Celebrations has no place and meaning in Sikhi

December 30, 2008 by admin | 25 Comments | Filed in Editorial, News

When the calendar year will again be changing from 2008 to 2009 many Sikhs indeed would be greeting amongst themselves “Happy New Year”. But here is a simple question why do we celebrate a mere change of date from 08 to 09? I know most of the answer to this question would be worthless.

Because simple fact is that nobody know why are they celebrating New Year. And the truth is also the same: there is no reason for such celebrations. But as we were and we will remain slaves of Western Culture we still follow the bogus practices. Though the physical slavery is no more on us but mentally we still blindly imitate to what they do.

This is the reason why the Sikh youth of today want to run abroad than do job at their homeland. And the result is clearly in front of us. Biharis taking relentlessly over Punjab Land and Hindu and Christian Missionaries over our Sikh Religion either by including anti-Sikh practice or converting Sikhs to other faiths.

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Every Sehajdhari who desires sikhi should keep Kesh & Rehat

December 26, 2008 by admin | 1 Comment | Filed in Editorial, News

Amidst the recent uproar in the panth regarding the Sehajdhari Voting Rights issue lets try and understand what is the real meaning of SehajDhari. ‘Sehaj’ means a person who is learning slowly and Dhari means to adopt. SehajDhari in Sikhi means that a person is ready to abide by the laws and tenants of sikhi Panth.

The foremost responsibility of a Sehaj Dhari is to keep unshorn hair, then only he or she should proclaim to be a sikh. Or in other words the term SehajDhari Sikh can only be attached to a man or a woman who has started to keep the basic rehat of Sikh Faith.

To avoid any misconception or misuse of the term SehajDhari Sikh a famous Sikh scholar Bhai Kahan Singh Ji Nabha also a picture of Sehaj-Dhari Sikh in his book. In this picture below you can clearly what is the meaning of being a Sikh.


Picture of a Sehajdhari Sikh as given in
‘Mahan Kosh’ by Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha

S.Gurcharanjit Singh Lamba (Advocate), Editor, Sant Sipahi, Jalandhar beautifully writes in his Panthic Weekly Article to parallel the meaning of a sikh or a sehajdhari Sikh:

“Both a Sikh and a Sehajdhari Sikh Sikh cannot defile kesh or trim, the only difference between the two is that while a Sikh has the kesh by birth, a Sehajdhari Sikh comes from a non-Sikh family and has to grow keshas. While the former is a Sikh by birth the latter is a Sikh by volition.”

As we all know that our petty policians in Akali Dal or SGPC are bent upon to destroy Sikhi. THey have never cared to resolve such issues instead kept them prolonging so that they ultimately get accepted by Panth.

To the shock and dismay of 7 member Comittee which was appointed on 23rd November, 2008 to resolve the voting rights demand of so called Sehajdharis(who kept on shaving hairs, consuming alchol etc. & all Kurehats denied [in Rehat Maryada]), most of their recommendations were overturned.

The SGPC Executive Committee in its meeting of 3rd December, 2008 accepted the report of the Sub Committee, yet the reports in the Press suggested that the SGPC did not prohibit a Sehajdhari Sikh to continue to shave and trim.

This is clear slap by the so called Pradhans of our apex body to Sikh Panth by including Koorehatias into our Panth. Professor Darshan Singh Ji Khalsa in his Keertan today(26th Dec, 2008) at Gurdwara Mata Sundri, Delhi (Commemorating Sahizadey Martyrdom) said:

There is no such term called SehajDhari either a person is a Sikh or Non-Sikh. If we continue to include these SehajDhari into panth then tomorrow All other sects like Namdharis, Rama Raiyas etc. who have been ex-communicated from panth shall make inroads to even our high seats

In an another effort to tell the SGPC Chief Avtar Singh Makkar a new petition has been created. The SikhiWallpapers team appeal to sign this petition: Withdraw Affidavit on Sehajdharis, to move our concern to the apex body of Sikhs.

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