Diwali and Sikhi: An article from The Sikh Bulletin


Editor’s Pick | 27 Oct 2016 | Asia Samachar |

Darbar Sahib, Amritsar
Darbar Sahib, Amritsar

With Diwali out of the way, well almost, let us reflect on the celebration.

You would have seen photos of Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, all brightly lighted up on Diwali day. It certainly looks resplendent. But does it make Diwali a Sikh celebration?

Then, there are those who tell us that Sikhs are actually celebrating Bandhi Chor Divas: the day Guru Hargobind Sahib was released from the Gwalior prison by Emperor Jahangir.

In an article entitled ‘Diwali and Sikhi’, Karminder Singh Dhillon examines the arguments.
The article was published in the latest issues of The Sikh Bulletin (September-October 2016).

The bulletin, sent in electronic format via email to registered readers, is published Hardev Singh Shergill. To subscribe, send email to: : editor@sikhbulletin.com

Download a PDF copy of the issue here.



Diwali and Sikhi by Dr Karminder Singh Dhillon, Ph.D. (Boston), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 5

Sabd Guru or Granth Guru by Prof Devinder Singh Chahal, PhD – 14

Can we actually translate Gurbani into other Languages? By Gurujot Singh – 23

Celebrating Khojgurbani: Pitfalls & Pleasures of Translating by I.J. Singh – 26

International Conference: Formulating Methodology for Interpreting Gurbani, dedicated to Max Arthur MaCauliffe by Prof. Devinder Singh Chahal – 31

The Unique Logo by Prof Devinder Singh Chahal, PhD – 35

The Spectator: The Islamist war against Sikhs is arriving in Europe. By Hardeep Singh – 51


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