Sikhism 16SEPT2009

Sikhism 16SEPT2009 - o Sahaj-dhari (gradualist) – shave...

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9) G. Tegh Bahadur (1664-1675) Muslims are destroying Sikh and Hindu Houses of Worship Assassinated by the Mughal emperor 10) G. Gobind Singh (1658-1701) The Khalsa – Farsi word for “special” 1820s-1830s – Ranjit Singh – covered the temple at Amritsar in Gold Leaf – “The Golden Temple” – maharaja of the Punjab 1849 – the Punjab annexed by the British SCRIPTURE
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Adi Granth – Guru Granth Sahib (Revered Book of the Guru) o Granthi – person who chants it in a gurdwara Dasam Granth (book of the 10 th Guru) Hymns by Gurda Ghalla and Nan Lah Goya (late 1600s) o Bhai – brother THE KHALSA Panj Piare – the original 5 Khalsa members, called the “cherished ones” 5 K’s (panj kakke) o kes – uncut hair o kangha – a comb worn in the hair
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o kirpan – steel dagger or sword o kara – a steel ring worn on the right wrist o kachh – shorts Initiation o Amrit; amrit-dhari o Rahit (path) - rahitnamas Non-Khalsa members o Kes-dhari – (hair bearing)
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Unformatted text preview: o Sahaj-dhari (gradualist) – shave and cut their hair • Kaur (princess) – female last name; Singh (lion) – male last name THE GURU – 4 notions • God as guru o Akal Purakh – timeless person; Sat Kartar – true creator; Sat Guru – true teacher; Sat Nam – true name o Hari and Ram ; Onkar – “the expression of OM” • Teacher as guru • Scripture as guru • Community as guru CUSTOMS AND RITUALS • Worship at the gurdwara o Kirtan – chanting/singing of hymns o Granthis and ragis • Daily prayers o Morning prayer – Japji; Jap • Special days/Holidays o Baisakhi – directly after Hindu New Year – April 13 th o Divali – read stories about Hargobind o Holi Mohalla – the day after Hindu Holi o G. Nanak’s b’day – November o G. Gobind Singh’s b’day – December o Martyrdom of G. Arjan (5 th ) o Akhand Path (Unbroken Reading)...
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