SURAPATI O Lord, the personages like Hanuman, Garuda, Surpati (Indra) and Narpati (king) have not known Thy Qualities. (Dhanasari Kabir, p. 691) Comments : Sur means god and Pati means master, there the epithet Surpati has been used for the king of gods i.e. Indra. See : Indra.
UMA (UMAPATI) (Ahalya) the wife of sage Gautama, and the husband of Uma i.e. Shivaâ€”the latter got stuck the fifth head of Brahma in his hand and the former was the cause of one thousand marks of disgrace on the body of Indra. (jaitsri, Ravidas, p. 710) Uma is
ANJALI:Literally,Anjali means an offering of a palmful of water or a few grams of rice to a deity as a mark of respect or devotion. Anjali is also a form of poetry. Guru Arjan wrote four \'chhands\' in Raga Maru (GGS, p. 1019) in the form of \'Anjali\'. In
BHAGVANA. BHAI, along with Bhai Latkan Ghura, Bhai Gurditta and Bhai Katara, the jeweller, once came to see Guru Arjan and asked for a mantra, or sacred formula. The Guru, as says Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala, told them that any name for God would save, but
HARDWAR (HARI-DWARA) I am eager to die and also die at Hari-dwara, so that the Lord may ask who is lying here at my door-step ? (Shalok Kabir, p. 1367) Hardwar (Hari-dwara) is a pilgrim station at the place where Ganga (the Ganges) finally breaks through the mountains into
MATHRA DAS, BHAI, of Agra, was a pious Sikh of the lime of Guru Arjan. Although a poor labourer, the door of his humble house was always open for visiting Sikhs. The Guru, records Bhai Man! Singh, Sikhdn di Bhagat Maid, was much impressed by his readiness to serve
NAM (lit. name), a collection of sounds possessing the capacity to signify a person, place, thing or idea, is a key term in Sikh theology, embodying a concept of central importance. It subsumes within it the revelation of God`s being, the only fit object of contemplation for the individual,
NAM JAPANA, KIRAT KARNI, VAND CHHAKANA, i.e. ever to repeat God`s name, to be ready to engage in the labour of one`s hands and to be willing to share with others what one has gathered may be said to be the triple principle underlying Sikh ethics and way of
RUDRA Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra (Shiva) are in the service of the Lord. (Maru M. 3, p. 1053) Brahmaloka, Rudraloka and Indraloka have been invaded by maya, but it cannot even look towards Sadh Sangat. (Gujri M. 5, p. 500) With the concentration of Rudra and the knowledge of
SADDA SINGH, PANDIT, was a Nirmala scholar, who read Sanskrit with Pandit Chet Singh of Kashi. He attained such mastery of Sanskrit learning that his teacher made over to him his school before he died. The Pandits of Kashi honored him with the highest scholarly rank of Dandipad, after
SHABAD (Sanskrit sabda, of obscure etymology) is generally rendered as sound, voice or tone. Another series of meanings includes word, utterance, speech. In distinctive Sikli usage shabad means a hymn or sacred work from the Guru Granth Sahib. In the theological sense, it stands for the `Word` revealed by
SHABAD (SABAD) HAJARE, also called Hajare de Sabad, is a collection of seven hymns taken from the Guru Granth Sahib and grouped together for the purpose of daily recitation. The title Shabad Hajare occurs nowhere in the Guru Granth Sahib, though it has found its way into breviaries (gutkas)
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