What is the Sikh name for God?

What is the Sikh name for God?

One of the most important names for God in Sikhism is Waheguru (Wonderful God or Lord). Sikhs learn about God through the teachings of Guru Nanak and the nine Sikh Gurus who came after him.

Why would a Sikh ask for an Akhand Path?

Akhand Path to honour important festivals or occasions, such as Divali or Vaisakhi.

Which caste is most powerful in Punjab?

Jat Sikhs are the most economically powerful, politically/socially influential and occupationally privileged group within Punjab. They are the ‘dominant caste’ (Jodhka 2002; Puri 2003) , owning over 80 per cent of available agricultural land (Jodhka 2004(Jodhka , 2009Ram 2012).

What is the religion that Sikhs practice?

Sikhism, religion and philosophy founded in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent in the late 15th century. Its members are known as Sikhs. The Sikhs call their faith Gurmat (Punjabi: “the Way of the Guru”).

Why do Sikhs carry Guru Granth Sahib on their head?

Guru Granth Sahib is given the greatest respect and honour. Sikhs cover their heads and remove their shoes while in the presence of this sacred scripture, their eternal living guru. Guru Granth Sahib is normally carried on the head and as a sign of respect, never touched with unwashed hands or put on the floor.

Which is the short name for the Sikh prayer?

Chaupai is the short name for the Sikh prayer or Gurbani whose full name is Kabiobach Bainti Chaupai. This composition is part of the second most important Sikh Holy Book called the Sri Dasam Granth Saahib Ji. The Bani comes after the section called Charitropakhyan.

Why do Sikhs recite the Bani every evening?

It also forms part of the evening prayer called the Rehras Sahib, which Sikhs recite every evening. The Bani offers protection and security and many Sikhs recite this Bani to gain spiritual safety and defence from external and internal enemies, worries, and afflictions.

Which is the first edition of the Sikh scripture?

In 1604, the first edition of the Sikh scripture, Adi Granth, was complete and officially approved by Guru Arjan. It was installed at the Golden Temple, with Baba Buddha as the first granthi or reader. No hymns were added by Guru Hargobind, Guru Har Rai and Guru Har Krishan.