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Punjab


-most punjabis are sikhs
-punjabi is a language
-punjabi is someone who comes from punjab (state in northern india)

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Sikh

"student"

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Guru

"teacher"

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Period of the 10 living Gurus

(1469-1708)
Guru Nanak - 1st guru, established the fundamentals of sikhism / The golden temple
Janamsakhi: narratives of the Guru's life
Sangat: worship
Langar: communcal meals
Bani: spoken compositions
Kirtan: devotional singing

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Adi Granth Sahib

the living Guru of Sikhism. It is a voluminous text, compiled and composed during the period of the 10 living gurus

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Guru Nanak

1st guru, established the fundamentals of sikhism / The golden temple

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Janamsakhi

narratives of the Guru's life

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Guru Gobind Singh

Tenth of the ten physical living Sikh Gurus
-Founder of the Khalsa

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Golden Temple in Amritsar

also named: Harmandir Sahib
-built by the fifth guru, Guru Arjan Dev, in the 16th Century.
-four doors to get into the Harmandir Sahib, which symbolize the openness of the Sikhs towards all people and religions.

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miri

temporal authority

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piri

spiritual authority

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Khalsa

founded by Guru Gobind Singh
-The body or company of fully initiated Sikhs, to which devout orthodox Sikhs are ritually admitted at puberty

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Operation Blue Star

June 1984 was an Indian military operation
-to eliminate Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale from the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
-hella destroyed the temple