First Parkash (Sikhism) First Parkash commemorates the installation of the adi Granth (the first edition of the Sikh Scriptures) at Harimandir Shib by the fifth Guru, Guru Arjan Dev Ji, in 1604 CE.
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji (Sikhism) Guru Arjan Dev Ji (1563-1606) was the first Sikh Martyr and the fifth Guru. He built the Harimandir Sahib (Home of the Divine) in which Sikhs could meet to learn, in the town of Amritsar (Pool of Nectar). To emphasize that the Sikh way was open to all, [...]
Vaisakhi (Sikhism) Vaisakhi is important for Sikhs because on this day in 1699, Guru Gobing 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 the Khalsa panth, the Fellowship of the Pure. Khalsa brothers are given [...]
New Year’s Day (Sikh) March 14 is the beginning of the year 542 of the Nanakshahi Era.