Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji (Sikhism) Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji (1563-1606). Guru Arjan Dev Ji was the first Sikh Martyr and the fifth Guru. He built the Harimandir Sihih (Home of the Divine) in which Sikhs could meet to learn, in the town of Amritsar (Pool of Nectar). To emphasize that the [...]
Vaisakhi (Sikhism) Vaisakhi, the anniversary of the birth of the Khalsa, is important for Sikhs because on this day in 1699, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Guru, removed the clerical system from Sikhism. Thus, he reaffirmed the direct connection between Sikhs and the Divine. Guru Gobind Singh Ji also created thed Khalsa Panth, the [...]
Hola Mohalla (Sikhism) Hola Mohalla is a three-day festival following Holi; the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, started it as a time for military preparedness exercises. Today, mock battles are followed by music competitions and festivities.
New Year’s Day (Sikhism) Sikh New Year’s Day is the beginning of the year 543 of the Nanakshahi Era.