Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji (Sikhism) This day commemorates the Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji (1621-1675), the ninthe of the Ten Sikh Gurus. He is remembered not only for his defence of the Sikh Faith, but also for willingly giving up his life for religious liberty for all faiths.
Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji (Sikhism) Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Guru Nanak Dev Ji, founder of the Sikh faith and first of the Ten Gurus, was born in 1469 CE. he was an accomplished poet; 974 of his hymns are contained in the Sikh Scriptures, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
Bandhi Chhor Divas (Sikhism) Bandhi Chhor Divas means “The day of the prisoner’s release.” It commemorates the return of the sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind Ji, to the holy city of Amritsar after his release from detention. Since he was released on the day of Diwali (the ‘Festival of Lights’), Sikhs in the Amritsar illuminate the [...]
Installation of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (Sikhism) This date celebrates the bassing on of the Guruship to the Holy Scriptures (the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji) by the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji.