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ChardiKala- 1st sikh game available for play on Android

March 9, 2013 by admin | No Comments | Filed in News, Tech

Vismaad (https://www.facebook.com/SikhVille), the pioneers in creating animated movies based on glorious Sikh history have launched their first game for Android – Chardikala. The game’s objective is to teach the importance of implementing the positive attributes (denoted by random buttons), in our life to attain Chardikala or else our life would deteriorate to Dehndi Kala.

Chardikala Sikh Game

First sikh game based of gurmat values.

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Commemorating 307th anniversary of great Young Sikh Martyrs

December 26, 2012 by admin | 1 Comment | Filed in News

On the morning of 7th December 1705, the day of the fateful battle of Chamkaur Sahib, Baba Zorawar Singh ji, along with Baba Fateh Singh ji and their grandmother, were taken into custody by Jani Khan and Mani Khan Ranghar, the police official of Morinda. They were despatched on the following day to Sirhind where they were detained and kept in in the Cold Tower (Thandda Burj) of the Fort.

Mata Ji and the Sahibzaadey stayed in the top of the Cold Tower, where there were no four walls to guard them from the winter cold and chill of December. The young children had no extra clothes or blankets to protect them from the winter chill, other than the warmth of listening to Gurbaani and the huddling around their beloved grandmother.


Presented in Court
On 9th December 1705, Baba Zorawar Singh ji and Baba Fateh Singh ji were produced before the faujdaar, Nawaab Wazir Khan, who had just returned from Chamkaur Sahib with his feudal ally, Nawab Sher Muhammad Khan of Malerkotla. Wazir Khan tried to lure the Sahibzaadey to embrace Islam with promises of riches and honours, but they spurned the suggestion.

He then threatened them with death, but they remained undaunted. Death sentence was finally pronounced. Upon Sher Muhammad Khan’s intercession for the innocent children to be spared their lives, they were given some more time to ponder over the suggestion to convert.


Punished with Death
Baba Zorawar Singh ji and his brother spent another two days of the severe winter in their old grandmother’s lap in the Cold Tower. Still adamant to live and die for the Sikh faith and to never turn their back to Guru Sahib, on 11th December 1705 a ‘fatwa’, religious edict, was issued for the Sahibzaadey to be bricked and sealed alive in a wall. Baba Zorawar Singh ji and Baba Fateh Singh ji were martyrd by suffocating in the sealed wall. The aged Mata Gujari Kaur ji, who had all along been kept in the Cold Tower, only a little distance away, breathed her last while joined in the Simran (remembrance) of Waheguru, as the news reached her ears.


Cremation
Seth Todar Mall, a wealthy merchant of Sirhind, risked his life by seeking permission for performing the cremation of the three dead bodies of the great shaheeds (martrys) the following day. With Mata Gujri Ji and the younger sons of Guru Ji – Baba Zorawar Singh Ji and Baba Fateh Singh Ji – shaheed (martyred) at the tender ages of 5 and 7 the despicable Mughal authorities refused their funeral rites on government land, it was decreed that there funeral rites could only be performed on land bought from Chaudhari Atta.

Not only this, but the land could only be bought by laying gold coins (ashrifs) on the required area, vertically. Todar Mal did not shun his responsibility and laid down the required coins and made arrangements for the cremations and paid the heavy sum of 78,000 gold coins. Maybe he had to beg and borrow to raise the total amount, who knows, but the fact remains this was truly a noble deed. Todar Mal forsaked everything for his love of Guru Gobind Singh Ji , which is the reason why Sikhs hold Devan Todar Mal in such high esteem.


In Loving Memory: Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib
The site of the fateful happenings, since named Fatehgarh Sahib, close to the old town of Sirhind, is now marked by four Sikh Gurdwara Sahibs. A Jorr-Mela, large religious fair, is held there from 25th to 28th December every year to honour the memory of these great martyrs.

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Akal Takht Sahib directive to all sikhs on Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana

March 21, 2012 by admin | 2 Comments | Filed in News, Videos

Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoanna’s execution by hanging has been set for March 31st, 2012 for his alleged association with Shaheed Bhai Dilawar Singh and Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara who were responsible for bringing the mass murderer ex-Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh to justice, on August 31st, 1995.

This has caused a major stir in the sikh panth worldwide. The one eyed judicial system of India has been exposed to the world. Killers like KPS Gill, Sumedh Saini, Jagdiksh Tytler, Sajjaan Kumar etc. are roaming free but the people of minority community are subjected to inhuman tortures and dealth penalities.

The sleeping sikh leaders have finally woken up and yesterday 5 head priest held a meeting at Sri Akal Takht Sahib. Here are the main points of the directive issued by Akal Takht Sahib:

1.) Sikh organizations worldwide have been asked to send written suggestions by March 23rd, 2012 on how to proceed on this important panthic matter.

2.) All gurdwaras worldwide have been directed to hold Akhand Paath Sahib from March 23rd – 25th, 2012 for the chardikala of this mahan gursikh.

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Warm greetings on sikh new year and Nanakshahi Samvat 544

March 14, 2012 by admin | 1 Comment | Filed in News, Wallpapers

The month of Chet in the bani of Barah Maha which starts from Ang 133 of Guru Granth Sahib Ji in the Maajh Raag Fifth Mehl (by Guru Arjan Dev Ji), marks the start of sikh new year. Wishing all of you a bright and blessed time ahead.

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Sikhs celebrate 381st Prakash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Har Rai ji

January 31, 2012 by admin | No Comments | Filed in gurpurab, News

Today sikhs all over the world are celebrating the Prakash (birth) Gurpurab of Dhan Sri Guru Har Rai Ji (ਗੁਰੂ ਹਰਿ ਰਾਇ) who was the 7th of the 10 Gurus of Sikh Religion and was bestowed Guruship in1644 by Guru Har Gobind Sahib Ji(the 6th Gurus).

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Mool Mantar known to have be written by 7th Sikh Guru Har Rai Ji.

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Help United Sikhs win $250,000 grant with a single click!

November 18, 2011 by admin | No Comments | Filed in News, NGO Watch, Wallpapers

Yes you can help United Sikhs(a UN-affiliated, international non-profit, non-governmental, humanitarian relief, human development and advocacy organization)  win a grant  of $250,000 from Chase Community Giving program (www.unitedsikhs.org/vote) by voting from them on Facebook.

Ready to help “How to Vote” :

1. Click on link www.unitedsikhs.org/vote
2. Click on the green “Vote & Share” button.
3. You may be prompted to like Chase Community Giving page. Please “like” Chase Giving page.
4. Make sure to click on “Vote & Share” button again .

* When you click on Vote & Share button, a new window may open that states: “Chase Community Giving” is request permission to do the following…”. This window will have an “Allow” button that needs to be clicked.

* Once you click the Allow button, a new message will appear with the “Vote & Share” button at the bottom.

* Voting is not complete unless you click this “Vote & Share” button and see a message “Thanks for your Vote”, and the vote count increases. The link to Vote will appear on your Facebook page as well after you Vote successfully.

Thank You and please spread the message. Voting ends in 3 days so hurry!.

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First Canadian Sikh soldier takes command of BC regiment

September 13, 2011 by admin | 5 Comments | Filed in News

In a historical moment for Sikhs round the world, Lt.-Col. Harjit Singh Sajjan  has become the first Canadian Sikh to assume command of a Canadian army regiment. In a ceremony, a change of command in the British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own) took place on September 11, 2011, at the Beatty Street Armoury in Vancouver,British Columbia, Canada.

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Saabat Surat Hocket player Rajpal Singh awarded Arjuna Award

August 30, 2011 by admin | 3 Comments | Filed in News

The Arjuna Award was instituted in India to recognize outstanding achievement in National sports. This year, Rajpal Singh (current Indian Hockey team captain) has been granted this award. Currently, Rajpal Singh is the alone sabaat soorat sikh in Indian sports.

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Celebrating 407th First Prakash of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

August 30, 2011 by gurkibani | 4 Comments | Filed in gurpurab, News, Wallpapers

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A brief history:  Guru Arjan Dev ji got the Aad Guru Granth Sahib written by Bhai Gurdas ji. The first installation of Aad guru granth sahib was done at Harmandr Sahib, Amritsar in 1604. Baba Buddha was appointed as its first Granthi or keeper.

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igranth: The Android Sikhi to the max now has gurmukhi keyboard

November 29, 2010 by admin | 1 Comment | Filed in News

igranth, the android gurbani application is a very convenient way to read Gurbani on Android based mobile phones. It was much awaited Sikhitothemax application for Android based devices. Just months after release of the application there two major updates: (more…)

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