Efforts are on to bring the traditional Sikh martial art the "Gatka" on the International map. Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India. has included Gatka in the coming #KheloIndia Youth Games. The Khalsa College in Amritsar and Sarbat Da Bhala joins hands to promote Gatka.
Watch the exclusive visuals of a stunning display of articles of historical and religious importance called #JalauSahib, inside the sanctum Santorum of Sri Darbar Sahib (#GoldenTemple) on the occasion of #GuruTeghBahadur Sahib's birth anniversary. the jalau includes the naulakha necklace, chain, golden door and other articles of historical and religious faith . Jalau is displayed six times in a year from 10 AM to 12 pm in which all the articles from the times of Maharaja Ranjit Singh till now , donated by devotees, are put on display which is highly cherished by the curious devotees.
In Sikhism, the places visited by Sikh gurus during their lifetimes, have been developed into pilgrimage spots. One such place happens to be Village Vallah located near Amritsar. This place was visited by the ninth Sikh Guru, Tegh Bahadur Sahib. About four miles from the holy city, Amritsar in village Vallah stands a magnificent edifice - Gurudwara Guru ka Kotha meaning Guru's house. In Sikhism, the places visited by Sikh gurus during their lifetimes, have been developed into pilgrimage spots. One such place happens to be Village Vallah located near Amritsar. This place was visited by the ninth Sikh Guru, Tegh Bahadur. It is said Guru Tegh Bahadur, while leaving Amritsar, visited this village. Guru Tegh Bahadur's 17-day stay at village Valla proved to be a blessing for the villagers.
This is a story of Sardar Baljinder Singh who has set an example of communal harmony by doing selfless service of taking care of "Jodas" (footwear) of Muslim devotees during every Friday prayers at KhairuddinMosque located in the walled city of Amritsar.
Sarangi Player Karmjit Singh Mann, a resident of a border village Maan near Punjab’s Patti area is trying his best to preserve the fading are of musical instruments Sarangi and Dhadd. Punjabi culture is very old and the richest one since all of its content fills our lives with colours - our traditional folk instruments are not just part of our culture but are an integral part of our lives. Dhadd and Sarangi are the two folk musical instruments that have been in use in Punjabi folk songs for quite a long time- Sarangi produces musical notes while Dhadd produces rhythum. In olden times the kavishar’s (singers and writers) used to enthrall the audience with their tuneful performance using folk musical instruments sarangi and dead. Dhadi jatha’s (ballad singer groups ) play dhadd and sarangi to sing wara and tell historical stories . Both the traditional musical folk instruments are still in use. The maestro’s are of the view that as many as one hundred musical notes can be produced from sarangi. Another folk instruments dhadd does look like damru but it is played slightly different from that of damru. Dhadd is played by tapping of fingers on one of its sides to give control over the rhythm. Both the teachers and the students to learn to teach and learn the art of playing folk musical instruments are numbered only. Karamjit Singh Mann have been teaching playing Sarangi and Dhadd since long and without taking any fee from his disciples Young students from different villages of Punjab arrive here to learn to play both the folk musical instruments.
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