January 22, 2021

Religion

SC seeks govt response on plea for Guru Gobind Singh birth anniversary as public holiday

Tens of thousands throng Harmandir Sahib

Role of Sikh Gurus to be part of UP school curriculum: Yogi

International Gita Mahotsava - 2020 commenced in Kurukshetra

My visit to Gurudwara Pather Sahib, Datoon Sahib and Shanti Stupa

Dress code in Shirdi Temple not new or compulsory: Official

Guru Nanak Chair set up at Canada's Concordia University

Shabad, Gurbani resonates as farmers' protests enter 5th day on Gurpurab

Covid-19 Cast Shadow as Khalsa Institutions Celebrate 551st Guru Nanak’s Parkash Purab

Punjab CM greets people on Diwali, Bandi Chhor Diwas, Vishwakarma day

Sculptures of Lord Ram to be on display at Deepotsav in Ayodhya

Punjab CM allows green fire crackers in state for 2hours on Diwali & Gurpurab

CUPB organized National Webinar on ‘Hind Di Chadar Sahib Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji’

Health camps, blood donations to mark Guru Tegh Bahadur's birth anniv

Holiday in Amritsar district on November 2 on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Ram Das Ji

Pak invites Indian Sikhs for Guru Nanak's 551st birth anniversary

A Walk With Guru Nanak Board Game

Guru Nanak Dev Ji over the period of 24 years had embarked on four spiritual journeys to deliver the message of peace, love, and compassion to humanity with his companion Bhai Mardana. The aim of his sacred mission was to educate the masses residing in all four directions of the Indian Subcontinent and other countries. He traveled far to restore humanity in the midst of amplifying ignorance and worldly attachments.

Publisher withdraws British schoolbook linking Hinduism with terrorism


London, A British GCSE religious studies workbook has been scrapped from a schools website and withdrawn by the publisher after it sparked outrage among the British Indians who said it linked Hinduism to terrorism.

Golden Temple langar gets big donation from Canada India Foundation


Toronto,  The Canada India Foundation (CIF) has announced to donate C$21,000 to the langar at the Golden Temple in Amritsar where over 100,000 people eat free meals each day.

Akal Takht reprimands SGPC over missing Guru Granth Sahib copies

Haryana bans visit to Kurukshetra, Pehowa on September 17

Pak Sikh community wants rare religious scripture placed at shrine

Relaxation in night curfew in Mohali during the night of 12th/13th August on account of Janam Ashtami

'Ramarcha' puja begins in Ayodhya ahead of 'bhumi pujan'

Amarnath Yatra cancelled due to Covid pandemic

Ram Mandir in Ayodhya to be 161-feet tall with 5 domes

One Day National Webinar on the theme “Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji: An Apostle of Tranquility and Sacrifice”.

Maha Ganeshotsav: Ganpati idols to be only 2 or 4 feet tall

The educational competitions dedicated to the 400th Parkash Purb of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji commence after the prayers in the Gurudwaras

Dubai gurdwara re-opens after 110 days

Ram temple trust members to meet on July 18 in Ayodhya

Dubai gurdwara charters 1st repatriation flight to Punjab

Devotees return to Golden Temple, Durgiana temple


Chandigarh, The holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, in Amritsar city in Punjab was reopened on Monday for devotees as the Union Ministry of Home Affairs allowed the opening of places of worship with precautionary measures amid COVID-19 outbreak.

Amarnath Yatra 2020 will be from July 21 to Aug 3

Jammu,  This year's annual Amarnath Yatra to the Himalayan cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir will be of 15 days duration beginning on July 21 and ending on August 3.

This was stated by the officials of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) that manages the affairs of the Yatra to the cave shrine situated at 3,880 metres above the sea level in J&K's Anantnag district.

The 'Pratham Puja' for the Yatra was held here on Friday

Punjab security agencies on alert ahead of Operation Blue Star anniversary



Chandigarh, Security agencies were put on alert in Punjab and vigil increased in and around the holy city of Amritsar, around 250 km from state capital Chandigarh, ahead of the 36th anniversary of Operation Blue Star on Saturday.

Operation Blue Star was carried out by the Indian Army at the Darbar Sahib complex between June 1 and 8, 1984.

Rana KP greets people on the eve of ‘Kabir Jayanti’

CHANDIGARH,

Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana K.P. Singh today extended warm greetings to the people of Punjab on the eve of sacred ‘Kabir Jayanti’ and called upon them to follow the teachings of great saint of ‘Bhakti Movement’ who preached the message of oneness of God, love, peace and universal brotherhood.

36th anniversary of Operation Bluestar commencing on Monday

Amritsar-With “Ghallughara week” dedicated to 36th anniversary of Operation Bluestar commencing on Monday, call it Covid-19 threat or avoiding the commotion in and around the Golden Temple complex the police are prepping well in advance.

In a wake of Covid lockdown, the Akal Takht officiating Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh is yet to take a final call on the programme, yet his ‘parallel’ counterpart Bhai Dhyan Singh Mand has declared to conduct prayers at the Akal Takht and deliver ‘public address’. Another separatist organisation, Dal Khalsa and allied organisations too have announced to conduct genocide remembrance parade a day prior in Amritsar.

2020’s Pilgrimage to Sri Hemkunt Sahib suspended for indefinite time

In the wake of prevailing unfavorable circumstances due to coronavirus pandemic, the annual pilgrimage to hilly Sikh shrine Gurdwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib has been suspended for an indefinite period. Notably, the pilgrimage to Sri Hemkunt Sahib usually begins in June every year and lasts till September

Pakistani Sikhs to celebrate Baisakhi on Tuesday

 

Islamabad, The Sikh community in Pakistan will celebrate the traditional spring festival of Baisakhi as well as the 321st anniversary of the founding of the Khalsa on Tuesday, the media reported.

Traditionally, people mark the two with much fanfare, but due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in the country, celebrations will be low key, The Express Tribune said in a report on Monday.

Pak govt cancels Baisakhi celebrations at Gurdwara Punja Sahib


Islamabad, Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Pakistan government has cancelled Baisakhi celebrations scheduled to begin on April 14 at the Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Punjab province, in which 3,000 Sikhs from India and 2,000 from elsewhere were to participate.

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