“We are an Indian crew making a film on Sikhism that will be shown in 150 countries through the Discovery Channel. Discovery Channel Report About Sikhism It is part of their ‘Revealed’ series. We are getting rare access into the Sri Harmandar Sahib & Akal Takth at Amritsar and we plan to weave our story through this site.
We are delving into all aspects of Sikhism – from its history to it’s philosophical legacy, its temporal & spiritual ideals of Miri & Piri, Seva & Simran, its martial traditions, the 10 gurus and the 11th guru, Guru Granth Sahib (its mystical poetry & musical maryada) and much, much more. Discovery Channel Report About Sikhism
We hope to do this through certain key characters who we follow as they visit & experience the Sri Harmandar Sahib, often reffered to as the epicentre of Sikhism. Some of these characters are from the Gurudwara itself (such as the granthis, raagis & others), some are from outside.?”
Sikhism may be the youngest religion however Sikhs worldwide have made a name for themselves, recently we have had a number of Sikhs in the Canadian cabinet including in the defence and various MP’s making a name for themselves. Our Guru’s sacrifices cannot be forgotten including the chaar sahibzaada ( four sons of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji’) and Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji (Hind di Chadar). Discovery Channel Report About Sikhism
The battles of Baba Deep Singh, Banda Singh Bahadur, This video shows a report on Sikhism created by the Discovery Channel, must watch documentary, learn more about our history, lets not forget it. Our history should not be forgotten, it should be told to others.
After Ranjit Singh died in 1839 the Sikh state crumbled, damaged by vicious internal battles for the leadership.
In 1845-6 troops of the British Empire defeated the Sikh armies, and took over much Sikh territory.
The Sikhs rebelled again in 1849, and were defeated by the British, this time conclusively.
The Sikhs and the British Raj
After this final battle, the Sikhs and the British discovered they had much in common and built a good relationship. The tradition began of Sikhs serving with great distinction in the British Army.
The Sikhs got on well with the British partly because they came to think of themselves less as subjects of the Raj than as partners of the British.
The British helped themselves get a favourable religious spin when they took control of the Sikh religious establishment by putting their own choices in control of the Gurdwaras.
Good relations between Sikhs and British came to an end in 1919 with the Amritsar massacre.