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Much to doubt if Guru was born in Kattak not Baisakh.
But for me Q of date is trivial —crucial are teachings.
I'd like to dedicate today's celebrations to community, which has best preserved served Nanakpanth despite all the displacement disparagement: #Sindhis! Image
These pictures sent to me are from the private collection of reputed European ethnographer.
This is how Sindhis, one of the most prosperous and earliest merchant immigrants out of India, still practice their faith to the day.
Above L of Guru Nanak, you see murti of Radha-Krishna.
Don't ask me for location of GuruMandir/Dharmsaal (that's how Sikh spiritual centers were called until early 20th century)
Faced with disruptions/threats by Jattwadis of Bhindranwale, Sindhis practice syncretic Nanakpanthi tradition far from attention/promotion, almost in hiding. Image
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#GuruNanakJayanti - (A Thread) What is the role of a teacher in our lives? Do we see them as a good friend or consider them to be someone superior to us and later elevate them to be God? What is it that requires to learn from our teacher and apply in our lives ?
Taking inspiration from #ShakyamuniBuddha #jawaharlalnehru said-The genius of the Buddha has to do with the fact that he is a human being. The originator of one of the most profound systems of thought in the history of humanity, an inflexible spirit and the most Noble compassion-
An accuser, vis-à-vis the teeming multitude of the Gods. When he became defied he merged with that multitude, which closed round him." #Shakyamunibuddha lived his life as a human being, and he repudiated the Gods that were widely worshipped at that time.-
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Historical Buddhist statue at the Mes Aynak site in #Kabul, #Afghanistan, #Buddhism
Centuries old "Ekamukhalinga " ( Lord Shiva) in #Afghanistan , now in #Kabul Museum !
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Guru Nanak’s Jayati today at Nankana Sahab. #Gurpurab
Guru Granth Sahab recital at Nankana Sahab today. #Gurpurab
This lovely and kind old man explained what was going on in the gurdawara. #NankanaSahab #GuruPurab
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