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VARANASI (25°20`N, 82°58`E), the holiest place of Hindu pilgrimage, has since ancient times, been one of the most important centres of Sanskrit learning. Guru Gobind Singh sent five of his Sikhs to Varanasi to study Sanskrit, and following them several centres for the study of Sanskrit and theology were established...
THARVA, village in Ambala district of Haryana, 2 km from Lakhnaur, is sacred to Guru Gobind Singh who is said to have visited it during his stay at Lakhnaur in 1670-71. Gurdwara Guru Gobind Singh Sahib commemorating that visit consists of three rooms in a row with a walled compound...
SUNDAR, BHAI, a fisherman and water carrier, received initiation at the hands of Guru Arjan. According to Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala, he was assigned to supplying fuel and water for the Guru ka Langar which duty he performed with supreme dedication. BIBLIOGRAPHY 1. Man! Singh, Bhai, Sikhan...
SIROPA, a term adopted from Persian saropa (head and foot) or sarapa (head to foot) meaning an honorary dress, is used in Sikh vocabulary for a garment, scarf or a length of cloth bestowed on someone as a mark of honour. It is the equivalent of khill`at or robe of...
SANGAT, BHAI or Sangat Sahib, was an alias of Bhai Pheru (1640-1706), the well known ma.sand of Nakka region of the Punjab. He was the recipient of an Udasi bakhshish or bestowal from Guru Gobind Singh. Members of the Udasi sect founded by him are called Sangat Sahib Ke or...
SANGAT SINGH, SANT (1882-1950), a Sikh saint revered for his piety as well as for his learning, was born in 1882, at Kamalia, a small town in Lyallpur district, now in Pakistan. His father, Bhai Sital Das, a Sahajdhari Sikh, was a descendant of Bhai Shamu Sachiar, one of the...

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