Sikh Gurus

The Sikh gurus are spiritual leaders of Sikhi, who established this religion over the centuries, beginning in 1469. Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhi, was the first Guru; his successors were also referred to as “Nanak” and used the name “Nanak” while penning down their spiritual verses.

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Five Takhats

Takht or Taḵẖata (Punjabi: ਤਖ਼ਤ), which literally means a throne or seat of authority, are the spiritual & temporal centre of Sikhism. There are five Takhts and these Takhts are five gurudwaras which have a very special significance for the Sikh community

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Sikh Martial Art  GATKA

GATKA is the name of an Indian martial art associated with the Sikhs of the Punjab region, and with the Tanoli and Gujjar communities residing in mountainous regions of northern Pakistan who practice an early variant of the martial art. It is a style of stick fighting, with wooden sticks intended to simulate swords.

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SEWADAR

Sewadar is a Punjabi word for a volunteer who offers his/her services to a Gurdwara or to the Sikh community free of charge. It is a term used to refer to a person who performs sewa (work, service or assistance of any kind) without looking for any physical or spiritual reward or any payment of any kind.

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LANGER

Langar (Punjabi: ਲੰਗਰ) (kitchen), is the term used in Sikhism for the community kitchen in a Gurdwara where a free meal is served to all the visitors, without distinction of religion, caste, gender, economic status or ethnicity. The free meal is always vegetarian.

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KIRTAN

Devotional and communal singing in Sikhism is called Kirtan. … Shabad Kirtan refers to the musical recitation of the Guru Granth Sahib, the primary scripture in the Sikhism tradition which is also arranged according to raga. The Shabad Kirtan can be listened to silently or sung along with the gathered congregation.

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SIKH CULTURE

The Sikhs are adherents to Sikhism the fifth largest organized religion in the world, with around 27 million adherents. … All the Sikh gurus, saints and majority of the martyrs in Sikh history were from Punjab and from the Punjabi people. Punjabi culture and Sikhism are considered inseparably intertwined.

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DHADI

Dhadi (Punjabi: ਢਾਡੀ (Gurmukhi), Dhādi), also spelled as Dhadhi, is one who sings ballads using Dhadd and Sarangi, the folk instruments of Punjab. According to Kahn Singh Nabha’s Mahan Kosh the definition of dhadhi is “One who sings ballads of warriors playing Dhadd”.

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MUSIC INSTUMENTS

The instruments we teach were all created or chosen by the Sikh Gurus for singing Kirtan: Rabab, Saranda, Sarangi, Taus and Dilruba

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PUNJABI CULTURE   & ENTERTAINMENT 

Punjabi culture is one of the oldest and richest cultures of the world. The scope, history, sophistication and complexity of the culture are vast.The Punjabi Culture is the culture of the Punjabi people who are now distributed throughout the world. the word punjab is the combination of two different words punj ab .

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FOLK MUSIC

Punjabi folk music (in Punjabi پنجابی لوک موسیقی Punjabi: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਲੋਕ ਸੰਗੀਤ) is the traditional music on the traditional musical instruments of the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent.[1][2] There is a great repertoire of music from the time of birth through the different stages of joy and sorrow till death

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FOLK DANCES

Punjabi dances are an array of folk and religious dances of the Punjabi people indigenous to the Punjab region, straddling the border of India and Pakistan. The style of Punjabi dances ranges from very high energy to slow and reserved, and there are specific styles for men and women. Some of the dances are secular while others are presented in religious contexts.

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