Protest against Bargari killings held

Sikh Organization stage protest against Bargari killings. A protest demonstration was on Sunday staged by a Sikh Organization today regarding the second death anniversary of two Sikh protesters in police firing at Behbal Kalan village in Faridkot district. During the protest against Bargari sacrilege, Gurjit Singh (25) and Krishan Bhagwan Singh were shot dead by the authorities

Shun double standards on Bibi Jagir Kaur: Khaira to Akal Takth Jathedar  

DP Correspondent Jalandhar, October 14 Following a letter, Leader of Opposition in Vidhan Sabha and AAP MLA Sukhpal Khaira Saturday asked Akal Takth Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh to shun double standards in excommunicating Bibi Jagir Kaur from the Sikh Panth.Khaira has written an open letter to Giani Gurbachan Singh and the SGPC on Friday, pleading

Clash erupts between Sikh groups at Darbar Sahib complex

Amritsar: Sri Harmandir Sahib is considered as the highest religious place of the Sikhs. The whole Sikh community offers their blessings at this sacred place. Besides Sikhs, people from other countries, also come to visit this holy shrine. However, the Sikhs are themselves giving birth to certain conflicts.The issue of the clash of Sikhs inside Darbar

Hemkund Sahib closed Portals of Hemkund Sahib closed

Gopeshwar, Oct 10, Portals of Hemkund Sahib closed. The sacred portals of the Hemkund Sahib, one of the most revered Sikh shrines in Garhwal Himalayas, were today closed for winters.Over 1,500 pilgrims thronged the Hemkund Sahib, which is located at a height of 16000 ft, to take part in the prayers that preceded closure of its

SGPC President will write to PM Modi to make religious bodies GST free

Amritsar: President of Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee Kirpal Singh Badungar attended a meeting with GST council, where he termed the imposition of GST on Holy shrines is unfortunate. Prof. Badungar said that the central government is doing the same even after knowing everything. He said that in Gurdwara Sahib other facilities including langar are provided

Guru Ram Das 484th birth anniversary is being observed
484th birth anniversary of Guru Ram Das being observed

To mark the 484th birth anniversary of fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das, Nagar kirtans, Akhand path and many other events are being organized not at just national level but worldwide.The religious procession commenced from Akal Takht where the Head Granthi of Golden Temple, Giani Jagtar Singh, placed Guru Granth Sahib in the palanquin.    

Muslims cancel Muharram procession to fund cancer treatment of Hindu man

Muslims cancel Muharram procession to fund cancer treatment of Hindu man. A great example of unity in diversity has been witnessed in West Bengal‘s Kharagpur. The Muslims there have decided to cancel out Muharram procession for a great cause. The Muslims decided not to utilize the money for celebrations, rather to donate the amount to

Valmiki Jayanti 2017
Valmiki Jayanti 2017: History, significance of Valmiki Jayanti

Valmiki Jayanti 2017: Valmiki Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of the first poet or Adi Kavi in Sanskrit Literature. This year Valmiki Jayanti will be celebrated on October 5, 2017. Adi Kavi Maharishi Valmiki wrote the greatest epic poem Ramayana. Valmiki was a great sage and author of the epic Ramayana which consists

Giani Gurbachan Singh breaks silence over Langah

Akal Takht Jathedar, Giani Gurbachan Singh, broke his silence over the viral video of Akali leader and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee member, Sucha Singh Langah. While issuing statement, Singh disclosed that he has called an emergency meeting at secretariat, Sri Akal Takht Sahib on Thursday, October 5, 2017. “After getting the opinion of a religious adviser committee

DSGMC lends support to SGPC against probe in sacrilege incidents

New Delhi, October 1 : The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has  announced to support decision of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandhak Committee (SGPC) to reject Congress government appointed Justice Ranjit Singh (retd.) Commission in Punjab to probe sacrilege incidents occurred in the state of Punjab and said that one again  conspiracy hatched by the

Finding girls for 'Kanya Puja' becomes difficult now-a-days
Finding girls for ‘Kanya Puja’ becomes difficult now-a-days

‘Kanya Puja’ is an integral part of Devi Durga Puja and perhaps this auspicious puja was originally initiated in order to give girls due social status in the male dominated Indian social fabric. Nine young girls are venerated on this day, signifying the nine forms of Goddess Durga. The young girls symbolize purity on account

Navratri 2017 Day 8
Navratri 2017 Day 8: Significance of Ashtami in Navratri

Navratri 2017 Day 8: Navratri is one of the most celebrated of all Hindu festivals. “Nav” means nine and “ratri” means night, thus Navratri festival means a festival spread over nine nights. Devotees maintain a strict fast and worship goddess Durga on this occasion, to mark the victory of the goddess over demon god Mahishasura.According

Navratri 2017 Day 7
Navratri 2017 Day 7: Worship Maa Kalaratri, the Seventh Form of Goddess Durga

Navratri 2017 Day 7: Kalratri is the seventh form amongst the Navadurga, the nine forms of Hindu Mother Goddess referenced in Durga Saptashati. 7th day of Navratri is an important day when devotees worship the Goddess as Kalratri. She is also known as Kaali Maa, because of her dark complexion. The annual ten-day festival of

550th Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev

DP Correspondent Sultanpur Lodhi, September 24:-Renowned environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal Sunday said that the message to keep the country clean should go from Sultanpur Lodhi, the pious place, where Sri Guru Nanak Dev got enlightenment. Seechewal urged the centre government to help make Sultanpur Lodhi, a model of cleanliness before the 550th Parkash Purab of

Devotee offers Rs 8 cr worth golden garland to shrine

Manthena Ramalinga Raju, an NRI Philanthropist, offered “Sahasra Nama Kasula Haram” (golden garland) worth Rs 8 crore weighing about 28 kg to Lord Venkateswara on Saturday. The golden garland is loaded with almost 1008 gold coins with Lord Venkateswara’s name inscribed on them.Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandra Babu Naidu received golden garland from NRI devotee

Hindu girl reconverts after embracing Islam months ago

Hindu girl reconverts after embracing Islam months ago. A Hindu woman from Kerela who had converted to Islam whose pictures in a Hujab went viral has again reconverted to Hinduism, reports say. 23 years old Athira addresses the media second time, this time without a Hijab and told the scribes that she had reconverted with

Navratri day 3
Navratri day 3: Devotees to worship Maa Chandraghanta

Navratri day 3: On the third day of Navratri, that is, Tritiya, people worship Maa Chandraghanta, which is the married form of goddess Parvati. She wears a half moon on her forehead so people usually associate this day with the colour grey which also represents a calm and balanced mind.The ten-day long festival of Sharad Navaratri

Christian school refuses admission to Sikh boy in Melbourne
Christian school refuses admission to Sikh boy in Melbourne

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal found Melbourne Christian school discriminated against a Sikh boy after refusing to enroll him because he wore a turban. The five-year-old Sikh boy Sidhak was not allowed to attend  Melton Christian College just for wearing a ‘patka’, or headgear. Tribunal found that the school breached the Equal Opportunity Act.“Whilst

Britain: Demand of separate identity column for Sikhs in Census
Britain: Demand of separate identity column for Sikhs in Census

The Britain Sikhs initiated a new campaign to give recognise separate identity to Sikhs in Britain. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs and Sikh federation (UK) met with Deputy National Statistician and his team to discuss the demand for a separate ethnic tick box for Sikhs in the census 2021. Under the

Akali Dal targets Sidhu for insulting Sikh memorials

Chandigarh: Akali Dal targets Sidhu for insulting Sikh memorials. The Shiromani Akali Dal has taken tourism minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on the target. Akali Dal alleged Sidhu that he is insulting Sikh monuments because of their constructed which have been done by SAD-BJP government. Sidhu’s mentality could be well imagined from his acts, that he