An indian sikh devotee takes a holy bath in the sacred pond of the golden temple, sikh s holiest temple, during the birth anniversary of guru nanak, in amritsar, india, wednesday, nov. However, the puranas are supposed to be complied by muni vyasa. Hinduism and sikhism are both indiandharmic religions and thus share a lot on a theologicalphilosophical level. The term which originates from byblos an ancient phoenician city which traded in papyrus used in producing a paper like substance for writing upon. If youre interested in knowing the most important aspects of the longest lasting religion in history, this reading list is for you. The dasam granth is a composition primarily of the tenth guru, guru gobind singh. Its purpose is to give an over view with as few technical terms as possible and without too much detail.
I hope that from this short introduction to the holy books of hinduism it is apparent that hindus consider a great variety of literature important, and that this literature is as diverse and complex as it is beautiful. Hinduism does not have a single holy book, but many ancient texts and scriptures. Sikh people guru granth sahib is not just a holy book of sikhs, its respected and treated as a living being as its officially the eternal guru teachers. Bhakti hinduism and sufi islam both deal with the mystical aspect of love and devotion for the creator.
We get lot of questions about what sikhism is about and what is holy book of sikh about. Sikhism preaches a message of devotion and remembrance of god at all times, truthful living, equality of mankind, social justice and denounces superstitions and blind rituals. India has reported about 16,000 confirmed infections and 500 deaths, far less per capita than many. The sikh holy book, the adi granth, took his place as indicated by its alternate name, guru. I never knew the wonderful details of sikhism till the time i got married to. Hinduism vs sikhism difference and comparison diffen. Hindus as well as hindus who are living in the west, an introduction to the faith. Bbc video on sikhism a great video documentary done about the sikh religion to celebrate the 300th anniversary of khalsa. The fundamental beliefs of sikhism, articulated in the sacred scripture guru. Hinduism difference between sikhi and bhakti hinduism. The primary sacred texts, known as the vedas, were composed around 1500 b. The sikhs have two holy books for their guidance and revelation of their underlying beliefs and principles as laid down by the ten gurus.
It is the revealed word of the divine, and has writings directly from the sikh gurus. The sikh scripture is a book called the guru granth sahib the tenth guru, guru gobind singh declared that there would be no other living gurus but instead sikhs could look to their holy scriptures for guidance, so the holy book became the guru teacher. Muslims, a large minority in a hindu dominated land, are facing a burst of bigotry and attacks. Download the bible, the holy quran, the mahabharata and thousands of free pdf ebooks on buddhism, meditation etc.
O the sikh faith began around 1500 ce, when guru nanak began teaching a faith that was quite distinct from hinduism and islam. The sikh gurus teachers, contemporaries of luther and calvin, were reformers who rejected the caste system and much of the apparatus of hindu ritual and legalism. This article looks at sikh beliefs about god, karma, death and rebirth. This is hinduism learn the basics learn the basics about hindu beliefs, gods and rituals this book contains an easily accessible overview of the hindu religion, with a focus on those coming from the western religions and cultures. Sikhism was founded in the 15th century by guru nanak, who broke away from hinduism, indias dominant religion. Two types of sacred writings comprise the hindu scriptures. This book is written by a westerner who is a practicing hindu, to give non. Sikhism is open to all through the teachings of its 10 gurus enshrined in the sikh holy book and living guru, sri guru granth sahib. Basics of sikhi is a project by everythings, an educational charity dedicated to spreading the wisdom of the sikh gurus. The sikh movement was started by baba guru nanak dev ji, who was born in the bedi family. They both believe in a single creator, and they both believe that love trumps caste, creed, religion, ethnicity, etc. Hinduism, one of the worlds oldest religions, can be hard to understand or even define. Hinduism, as the worlds most ancient surviving religion, could have it no other way. Holy place, nankana sahib, where the founder of the sikh religion, guru nanak dev.
However, what is not in doubt is the emphasis on one. There is no central ancient text that succinctly sums up the religions basic tenets, no single leader that hindus can call the founder of their faith and no single modernday organization to which all hindus belong. The sikhs treat their holy book like a living teacher or guru. The bedi family was hindu and by many accounts mentioned in the vedas. Sikhism or sikhi is a monotheistic religion that originated in the punjab region of the indian. For the 550th anniversary of guru nanak dev ji on this earth, the sikh pa team connected with basics of sikhi parcharak educator sukhdeep singh to create an article on the importance of recognising the divinity of the guru as central to their being, something anyone on the path of sikhi must understand. The aryans gave hinduism its priestly language, sanskrit. Hinduism holy books hindus value many sacred writings as opposed to one holy book. All of creation is an equal emanation of the one god in hinduism, sanskrit is considered a. Sikhism simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A video documentary for people who are wanting to learn more about the basics of the sikh faith. A short clip taken from a talk on the first composition of the guru granth sahib sikh holy book called jap ji sahib. We do hope that all serious students of hindu religion and philosophy will find the book useful and.
Understanding hindu gods and deities in hinduism krishna, shiva. Though one of the worlds youngest religions, sikhism too has a holy book of scripture. Both share many core beliefs, such as reincarnation. Indian religious traditions such as hinduism, buddhism and jainism. This act of respect is not to be taken as an act of worship as sikhs are only allowed to worship the one god, for which the word in punjabi is waheguru. The holy book of sikhs guru granth sahib lets do it. The hinduism underlying the teaching of guru nanak is not the hinduism of the. We request all to respect the privacy of jagraj singhs family and the basics of sikhi team during this period. That is the reason why most of the western scholars of sikh religion consider sikhism as an offshoot of bhagti movement or a branch of hindu religion. Sikhism is classified as an indian religion along with buddhism, hinduism and jainism.
Jagraj singh was diagnosed with stage four inoperable cancer in december 2016. So to resurrect the hindu religion, hed to bring all the incidents around the world to change and reinvent the religion that he follows, without which itll not be possible to talk about hinduism and hinduism alone. The library may seem a little daunting at first there are so many great books to read but dont be put off. O nine gurus followed nanak and developed the sikh faith and community over the next centuries. Sikhism originated in punjab, in what is now pakistan, circa 1469 with. To do this a person must switch the focus of their attention from themselves to. Scriptures and scrolls were among the earliest of hand written books. At the most, some of them consider sikhism as a syncretism of hinduism and islam. These texts are glorious tales of the hindu trinity brahma, vishnu and maheshwar shiva.
It is the holy book of the sikhs, consisting of a vast collection of hymns and sacred wisdom from several hindu scriptures and the writings of sikh gurus. This is a stunningly beautiful book that teaches one the basics of hinduism its history, godsgoddesses, way of life and so forth. The veda is a rather unusual collection of literature. If he says only the holy books of hindus were affected, it creates a doubt in mind. Shri guru granth sahib is not written by one human but by saints from all across societies and religions. Sikh library discover the sikhs, sikhi and sikhism. The book, which was first published in 1947, has now been rearranged in a more convenient form, with useful additions here and there, and is now released in its fifth edition. However, some of these books and songs became more popular than others and came to define the culture and religion we know today as hinduism. Despite books like ham hindu nahin 10, it will be preposterous to deny our relationship with hindu religion.
The word bible is derived from the greek word biblia meaning books. Unlike hinduism, there is no caste system in sikhi. While hinduism is considered polytheistic, sikhism is a monotheistic religion. To find out more about everythings, please visit the charity website.
Jagraj singh, founder of basics of sikhi, has passed away. Sri guru granth sahib ji the sikh holy scripture, which has words written by the sikh gurus personally. Unpanishads the upanishads are also called as vedantas or the end of the vedas. The basic scriptures of hinduism, which are collectively referred to as shastras, are essentially a collection of spiritual laws discovered by different saints and sages at different points in its long history.
Since we started the library, there has been huge interest from all those wanting to know more about sikhi. Sikhism arose as an attempt to harmonize islam and hinduism. But, baba nanaks outlook cannot be categorized by his family ties, he was not like ch. Both religions originated in the indian subcontinent hinduism about 3,000 years ago and sikhism in the second half of the last millennium. Hinduism is a diverse system of thought with beliefs spanning monotheism, polytheism, panentheism. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of jagraj singh, founder of basics of sikhi. The sikh scripture or holy book is the guru granth sahib. Sikhism is a unique faith which has aspects of islam.
Sikh spirituality is centred round this need to understand and experience god, and eventually become one with god. I would recommend this book as a useful introduction to the hindu faith and to those already in the know. Basics of sikhi is a sikh educational campaign using youtube, printed material and social media, funded and supported by everythings, a registered sikh education and humanitarian charity. This chart compares sikhism and hinduism on the basis of their philosophy, view of god, religious practices and beliefs, as well as principles and teachings. The puranas are holy books of hinduism that date back to gupta empire in ancient india. Hinduism download books, sacred, spiritual texts and pdf.164 1545 1164 4 1521 5 817 727 837 1322 732 1459 1057 1316 300 767 288 931 1210 1381 1012 542 1173 362 450 70 983 4 1071 335