The Lost Tradition of the Siropa


A Siropa is placed around the neck, but is intended to be worn on the head as a Dastaar (turban). From the name “Siropa”, the word “Sir” means “head”, illustrating that the Siropa is meant to be worn as a Dastaar however is usually placed around the neck when it is being presented to a…

Indian Army Attack on the Golden Temple (June 1984)


Under the calculated move of the Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, Indian troops storm Sri Harimandir Sahib with tanks. Thousands of Sikhs were massacred. Sri Akal Takht suffered the worst. Wherever they were, Sikhs rose up in a united protest. Many returned their honours and decorations; others kicked govt. jobs, Sikh soldiers left their…

Must Read Bandi Chhor Diwas & Sikhs in World Wars


Bandi Chhor Diwas(Festival)! On Diwali Sikhs remember and mark the release of the Sixth Nanak, Guru Hargobind Sahib jee, from the Gwalior Fort along with 52 Rajas (kings) who were innocent political prisoners. Guru Sahib was known as “Bandi Chhor” (The Liberator). Today also marks the martyrdom of Shaheed Bhai Mani Singh jee. Read more…

Message of Guru Nanak Dev ji In Vatican by Sikh Scholar


Sikh scholar Mohinder Singh took Guru Nanak’s message of peaceful co-existence to the world stage last week. The occasion was International Prayer for Peace, a two-day congregation of representatives of different faiths to appeal for reconciliation in Syria. Attended by 350 delegates, it was hosted by the Community of Sant’Egidio and officially supported by the…