Siikhism #1(2) - Sikhism(RLGST162C) II.SikhSacredGeography

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Sikhism (RLGST162C) 19:55 II. Sikh Sacred Geography What constitutes Sikh Sacred Geography? The Sikhs call their place of worship gurdwara (place of the Guru) These are of two types: The historic gurdwaras are built on the spots associated with the founders of the  tradition, and memories of fighting for Sikh sovereignty The others simply serve as meeting points for devotional worship II. The Darbar Sahib – [quote of the divine]  Center of Sikh sacred geography (c.1840) The Darbar Sahib: Center of Sikh sacred geography (2000) III. Landmarks in Sikh History 1. Ten Sikh Gurus 2. Guru Granth 3. Political leadership Sikhs are people of the book.  III. Guru Nanak Late 18 th  century  Emphasis on the book. Multiple pictures, all with a guru and a book. 
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Guru Arjan [first] At the Darbar Sahib. Guru Gobind Singh (10 th  guru. Guru 1675-1708) * III. Guru Granth Sikhs: People of the book 1. Adopted Punjabi as their language 2. Created a script named Gurmukhi “of the Sikhs”) 3. Inscribed their scriptural and historical literature in it 4. Over time developed reverence for the language and script Written in Punjabi 1. The Guru Harsahai Pothi, 1530s. Illuminations (design) Late 18 th  century, the Guru Granth Sahib, Drabar Sahib, Amritsar III. Sikh Politics: Belief in divine justice.
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Ranjiit Singh (1789-1839) established most powerful kingdom in that area. Punjabi ethnic community – fighting with British, working with them.  IV. Why study Sikhism? 1. The fifth largest religion religious community 2. The only monotheistic tradition to have emerged from the Indian soil 3. Having been founded in 1520s, the Sikhs constitute a religious group that developed  in full light of history 4. A non-proselytizing community (minority) 5. A community with strong politically orientation. Prime minister of India is a Sikh IV. Furthermore They have been in North America since 1900s They number around three quarters of a million and have other 100 places of worship: Albuquerque, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, LA, New York, Raleigh, SF, Seattle,  LA, Washington D.C. Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver Sikh tradition of army is strong.  Dalip Singh Saund (first asian to enter U.S. congress. Sikh. El Centro) Hargobind Singh
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Waris Singh How are they doing at present? Celebrating Vaisakhi in 1999. Sometimes sacred structures represent economic muscle. How are they doing at present?
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