Register

BHAGIRATH

BHAGIRATH or Bhagirath, of Malsian, an old village in presentday Jalandhar district of the Punjab, who is recorded as being one of the early disciples of Guru Nanak, was according to Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI. 14, known as a worshipper of the Goddess Kali. As the Janam Sakhis report, Bhagirath had served faqirs and sadhus and worshipped many gods and goddesses in quest of spiritual consolation. One night, it is stated, he went to sleep adoring the stoneidol in his room when he had a dream. A voice spoke to him that all his wanderings would cease if he were only to make a trip to Sultanpur, not far from his village, and meet Guru Nanak who was a chosen one and had not till then fully `revealed himself. Bhagirath, it is said, followed the direction and sought out Guru Nanak, at the evening prayer in his home at Sultanpur. He became a disciple and remained there spending his time praying and singing hymns with the sangat, the holy fellowship. His is one of the fewest names from among Sikhs of Guru Nanak`s Sultanpur days mentioned in the Janam Sakhis. From Sultanpur he was once sent on an errand by Guru Nanak to Lahore to make purchases for the wedding of Bhai Mardana`s daughter. According to Sarup Das Bhalla, Mahima Prakash, Bhagirath rejoined Guru Nanak and remained in attendance at Kartarpur where the Guru had settled down at the end of his extensive travels lasting about 20 years. 1. Bhalla, Sarup Das, Mahima Prakash. Patiala, 1971
2. Kohli, Surindar Singh, ed., Janamsakhi Bhai Bala. Chandigarh, 1975
3. Vir Singh, Bhai, ed., Puratan Janam Sakhi. Amritsar, 1982
4. Trilochan Singh, Guru Nanak. Delhi, 1969

World Gurudwaras

Gateway to Sikhism proudly launches  Gurudwaras of World on auspicious day of Khalsa Sajna Divas , Vaisakhi April 14th 2012.  Worldgurudwaras.com  will strive to be most comprehensive directory of Historical Gurudwaras and Non Historical Gurudwaras around the world.

The etymology of the term 'gurdwara' is from the words 'Gur (ਗੁਰ)' (a reference to the Sikh Gurus) and 'Dwara (ਦੁਆਰਾ)' (gateway in Gurmukhi), together meaning 'the gateway through which the Guru could be reached'. Thereafter, all Sikh places of worship came to be known as gurdwaras.

All About Sikhs

AllAboutSikhs.com is a comprehensive web site on sikhism, sikh history and philosophy, customs and rituals,sikh way of life, social and religious movements, art and architecture, sikh scriptures,sikh gurudwaras.

Based on the belief in One God, the Sikh religion recognizes the equality of all human beings, and is marked by rejection of idolatry, ritualism, caste and asceticism. This website serves to heighten the awareness of Sikhism and hopefully can be of some use to seekers of knowledge.

Search Gurbani

SearchGurbani.com brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. It has the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Amrit Kirtan Gutka, Bhai Gurdaas Vaaran, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib and Kabit Bhai Gurdas . You can explore these scriptures page by page, by chapter index or search for a keyword in either one or all of the scriptures. The Reference section includes Mahankosh, Guru Granth Kosh, Hukumnama Index and exegesis like Faridkot Teeka, Guru Granth Darpan and lot more.