They worked closely with the British administration, convincing them of the importance of treating the Sikhs as a distinct political community. During the last two decades of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth, these two groups vigorously contended for the interpretation of what it meant to be a Sikh.
IV, p. Construction of the station church was started.
The former have two churches here and the latter two mosques. Building on the early 18th-century understanding of Singh identity as the accepted Sikh ideal, Singh Sabha leaders undertook a major effort to make Sikhs aware of what they saw as correct doctrine and practice, using the newly arrived print culture to propagate Sikh history and literature.
In this area there is no dharamsala and the rural Khalsa is rather neglectful of its religious duty. Any Sikh, who adhered to the injunctions of the ten Gurus and was ready to serve the community could be admitted to the fold of the Singh Sabha.
Look, that is the picture of a Sikh-the tribe that inhabited this country once upon a time. Gurmukhi Fonts. They also insistently asserted that the Khalsa mode was the one mode that all Sikhs either accepted or else made their ultimate objective. Sikhism, thus, emerged as the most democratic religion in the world.
They did not let the marriage party stay in the dharamsala. The Sanatan Sikhs, who were identified with the original Singh Sabha founded in Amritsar in I873, were opposed by a much more radical opinion centered on Lahore.
Each year they leave their homes and travel to the coast for the purpose of worship and often take up small accommodation in tents or in what they call caravans, or live with other people during their short stay.
Our discussion of the four related aspects of the Singh Sabha movement shows that while it played an important and significant regenerative role during a lean period of the Sikh history, it was wholly a revivalist movement working strictly within the parameters of the Sikh religion and its tradition. There was a problem with your submission.
Takht Sri Hazur Sahib. Muslims might be easier to distinguish, but the difference between Hindu and Sikh was much more difficult to discern.
The Khalsa College was built in Amritsar in 1892 and a Sikh established the Khalsa Tract Society to publish books, poems, newspapers and magazines. There are features which are particular to Punjab and there are practices derived from the surrounding culture which give it a particular flavour not found in other parts of the world.
Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. After the annexation of the Sikh Empire by the British East India Company in 1849, Christian missionaries increased proselytising activities in central Punjab.
John Lawrence, who was one of the triumvirate which ruled the Punjab after it was annexed to Britain, was a zealous patron of Christian proselytization. The call for this mission was given by him in these terms:.
Let the four Hindu castes, who have different rules laid down for them in the Shastras, abandon them altogether and mix freely with one another.