13 Facts About Sikh


The term Sikh has its origin in the word, meaning 'disciple' or 'student'.

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The distinct turban that differentiates a Sikh from other turban wearers is a relic of the rules of the British Indian Army.

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Sikh organizations, including the Chief Khalsa Dewan and Shiromani Akali Dal led by Master Tara Singh, condemned the Lahore Resolution and the movement to create Pakistan, viewing it as inviting possible persecution.

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Also, on 26 January 1950 Sikh representatives refused to sign the Indian constitution.

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Police brutality resulted in retaliatory violence from a section of the Sikh population, widening the scope of the conflict by the use of violence of the state on its own people.

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Every Sikh is supposed take the Hukam from the Guru Granth Sahib after awakening in the ambrosial hours of the morning before eating.

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Six battalions of the Sikh Regiment were raised during World War II, serving in the Second Battle of El Alamein, the Burma and Italian campaigns and in Iraq, receiving 27 battle honours.

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Sikh declared himself as the President of the council, and named Balbir Singh Sandhu as its Secretary General.

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Sikh architecture is characterised by gilded fluted domes, cupolas, kiosks, stone lanterns, ornate balusters, and square roofs.

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Sikh culture is influenced by militaristic motifs, and most Sikh artifacts—except for the relics of the Gurus—have a military theme.

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Sikh painting is a direct offshoot of the Kangra school of painting.

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Sikh school adapted Kangra painting to Sikh needs and ideals.

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Sikh's work is continually exhibited world-wide in prominent heritage sites such as the Virasat-e-Khalsa museum at Anandpur Sahib.

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