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by Kuldip S. Virdi
Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: Dwindling Sikh Population in India
Replies: 4
Views: 1963

Dwindling Sikh Population in India

The recent official faith wise data published after the last census in 2011 in India reveals that the total Sikh population in India has dropped from 1.9% to 1.7%. The growth rate of Sikshs over a decade is lowest at 8.4 % compared to 24.6% for Muslims at highest and 16.8% for Hindus who are now 79....
by Kuldip S. Virdi
Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: English Translation - New required - A Thought
Replies: 15
Views: 8235

Re: English Translation - New required - A Thought

Please visit the following website for information on the English Translation of the SGGS. http://www.sikhs.org/english/frame.html You may also visit the website of the Singh Brothers, Publishers and Booksellers, Amritsar for various hardbound translations already available. Various independent scho...
by Kuldip S. Virdi
Tue May 31, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: Fatwa and Hukamnama
Replies: 7
Views: 3519

Re: Fatwa and Hukamnama

Fatwa is issued by an Islamic Scholar after a query has been raised. It is invariably based on Hadith and interpretation from Holy Koran. There are specified scholars in various Muslim seminaries who have authority to issue the Fatwa and it could be on any subject which is bothering a faithful and m...
by Kuldip S. Virdi
Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: What style of turban is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 1315

Re: What style of turban is this?

This is called round turban and some Amritdhari Sikhs wear this style turbans.

Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Wahe Gur ji ki Fateh,

Kuldip Singh
by Kuldip S. Virdi
Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sikhism Today! - will we survive??? (UNMODERATED)
Replies: 115
Views: 41925

Re: Sikhism Today! - will we survive??? (UNMODERATED)

kjsinghyd jee, The topic is Sikhism Today-will we survive. My response is based on the understanding of the question i.e.Will the Sikhism as extant today will survive over the time. I have understood that it is concerned with the definition and requirements of Sikhism as it exists today. We have sev...
by Kuldip S. Virdi
Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:24 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Buying Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
Replies: 10
Views: 19545

Re: Buying Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

Two official publishers of the SGGS i.e SGPC and DGMBC do not charge for the bir of the SGGS and has a long waiting period normally.Invariably, every one who obtains the bir, offers a bheta. The poster of this stringe is looking for translation of the SGGS and they are certainly available as publica...
by Kuldip S. Virdi
Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: Who were Masands?
Replies: 2
Views: 1471

Re: Who were Masands?

Masands were installed from the time of the third Guru. Their job was to organize the local sikh sangat, maintain the Dharamshal (predecssor of Gurudwara),run the Guru's langar in their area and submit to the Guru bi-annually the daswandh collected from the area sangat and to account for the account...
by Kuldip S. Virdi
Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Buying Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
Replies: 10
Views: 19545

Re: Buying Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

From the description on the referred Amazon site, it does appear to be an English translation of the SGGS by an unknown author. Several English translations of the SGGS are also available from Singhbrothers Amritsar at www.singhbrothers.com. As long you keep the copy of the transaltion of the SGGS w...
by Kuldip S. Virdi
Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: Sikhi Discussion
Topic: Bomb kills six at Baba farid's shrine in Pakistan
Replies: 1
Views: 621

Bomb kills six at Baba farid's shrine in Pakistan

A bomb has been exploded with an abondoned motorcycle at the shrine of Sheikh Baba Farid at Pak Pattan in Pakistan. Baba Farid's bani finds prominent place in the SGGS along with other Bhagats besides that of the sikh Gurus. http://www.indianexpress.com/news/bomb-kills-six-at-sufi-shrine-in-pakistan...
by Kuldip S. Virdi
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sikhism Today! - will we survive??? (UNMODERATED)
Replies: 115
Views: 41925

Re: Sikhism Today! - will we survive??? (UNMODERATED)

Sikh_13 Jee, Many of your present question will need to be defined in the context of Sikhism in Punjab. If demography of Ludhiana is changed and the new immigrants ther have political aspirations, three is too small a number of people form Indian Eastern (Bihar) states to become councillors. If pers...