Describe the Sikh Gurdwara
A Sikh place of worship is called a ‘Gurdwara’, which is open to visitors, irrespective of their colour, faith, gender or background. The common translation of the term as temple is not satisfactory, as Sikhism possesses no sacrificial symbolism. Sikhs have neither idols nor altars in their holy places. They have no sacraments and no priestly order.
Give a brief history of the Golden Temple?
What is Sach Khand?
How does Sikhi maintain unity among its groups without a hierarchy?
May rituals be recited in languages other than Panjabi? Are copies of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji in other languages as effective as those written in Panjabi, why/why not?
Is the ‘GurMantar’ really the first letters taken from the names – Vishnu, Hari Krishna, Govind and Raam?
Why was Sikhi not at the beginning of time?
Symbolic understanding of the number five
Did all the Bhagats get GurMantar from Guru Sahib?
What spiritual advice would you give someone wishing to pursue Sikhi?
What is the significance of ‘Kirpan Bhet’ to Karhaah Parshaad or Langar?
What is the meaning of the Lavan (Sikh marriage hymns)?
The four marriage rounds (Lavan) were written by the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Raam Daas Ji, which is found on Ang 773 – 774
—- Gurmukhi & English Translation —-
ਸੂਹੀ ਮਹਲਾ ੪ ॥
ਹਰਿ ਪਹਿਲੜੀ ਲਾਵ ਪਰਵਿਰਤੀ ਕਰਮ ਦ੍ਰਿੜਾਇਆ ਬਲਿ ਰਾਮ ਜੀਉ ॥
I have heard of Saas Giraas simran. What is the historical evidence or origins of this?
Some people use “Saas Giraas simran” and “Swaas Swaas simran” interchangeably. Commonly people say “Saas Giraas”, but “Saas” = breath, “Giraas” = morsel of food… i.e. to remember God with every breath and when eating. On the other “Swaas Swaas” refers to remembering God with each breath.