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Sikhism & the city of Amritsar

The sacred scriptures of the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhism, were lodged in the Harmandir (temple of God) at Amritsar. This was rebuilt by Ranjit Singh and came to be known as the Golden Temple.

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Sikhism

Sikh is a Punjabi word deriving from the Sanskrit, shishya, which means 'disciple'. A Sikh is any person who believes in one Immortal Being, the ten Gurus, the Guru Granth Sahib, the words and teachings of the ten Gurus, and the baptism given by the tenth Guru.

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Military Sikhs

Sikhism began as a peaceful religion, and tolerance always remained one of the fundamental tenets. However, religious persecution led to the development of a martial ethos.

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Intercultural programme

The Victoria and Albert Museum has extensive collections rich with objects associated with many of the world's religions including: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Islam as well as Christianity and Judaism and offers Sacred Object and Intercultural tours delivered by specially trained guides

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The Panjab and the rise of Sikh power

Sikhism began in the Panjab, the land defined by the five rivers which flow across its plains and now divide India and Pakistan.

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Maharaja Dalip Singh

After annexation, Dalip Singh was separated from his mother, Rani Jindan, regarded by the British as a dangerous influence on the young boy. He was given into the care of Dr John Login and they moved to Fategarh, a remote provincial town in north India.

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Continuing traditions in the Panjab 1849-1900

After the turmoil of annexation, peace gradually returned to the Panjab and the arts were able to flourish at their traditional centres, particularly in the smaller Sikh kingdoms that remained.

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Sikh historical photographs

The last one hundred and fifty years also coincide with the age of the development of photography. In 1849, on the eve of the Second Anglo Sikh War that ended the kingdom created by the legendary Maharajah Ranjit Singh, John McCosh took the first grainy shots of the Sikh people and palaces of Lahore

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The court of Maharaja Ranjit Singh

Ranjit Singh's court was one of the most magnificent in the whole of India.

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The Sikh wars & the annexation of the Panjab

Watching the chaotic events in the Panjab after Ranjit Singh's death were the British. Conflict escalated to war.

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Sikh objects from the V&A Collections

The V&A was founded in 1852 as the South Kensington Museum and later absorbed the collections of the Indian Museum, established by the East India Company in 1799.

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The Art of the Sikh Kingdoms

This V& A exhibition, shown from 25 March to 25 July 1999, marked one of the most important anniversaries in Sikh history: the creation in March 1699 of a new order called the Khalsa, or 'the pure'.

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Hindu hill kingdoms

In the hills at the edge of the Panjab plains, isolated Hindu kingdoms nurtured strongly distinctive styles of painting.

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Festivals of Light - Hinduism

Certain elements of Hinduism date back about 4000 years. Most gods are worshipped as aspects of the creator god Brahma. In the 'aarti' ceremony an aarti lamp with five wicks is circulated.

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