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Monday, November 3, 2003
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Satguru Nanak pargatiya...
Vinod Kumar

India is the land of religious diversity and is well known for pluralism and colourful festivals. Indians celebrate Divali, Id, Christmas and Gurparb with same zest and elan. These festivals bind persons across various states and religions. Gurparb is one of the most auspicious festivals. Sikh community, not only in India but also all over the world, celebrate it every year with great devotion and enthusiasm. Sikhs celebrate many Gurparbs in a year. All Gurparbs are important but special significance is accorded to the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first guru and the founder of Sikh religion. This year Gurparb falls on November 8. Here are a few Websites that provide information about this festival:


This is the official Website of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). It contains information on why and how Gurparb is celebrated. Here, you will some information related to Sikhism and 10 gurus. A list of historical gurdwaras in India and the rest of world is given. You can also listen to live kirtan from Sri Harmandir Sahib. Those interested can also make online donations and purchase books.


This site claims to be the largest resource on Sikhism on the Internet. The site provides such information that may help Sikhs and non-Sikhs to understand the essence of Sikhism. The site contains a section on Eternal Glory of Jot Roop Har Sri Guru Nanak Sahib, Sri Guru Amar Das, Guru Arjan Partakh Har, Sri Guru Teg Bahadur, Guru Gobind Singh and Khalsa, which provides information about Sikhism and its teachings. Extensive range of videos, audios and quotations on Sikhism is available online. Some featured articles on Sikh religion are also given here.