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Great Sikh Women
« on: June 23, 2012, 02:11:40 AM »
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  • Satnam Waheguru

    From woman, man is born,
    within woman, man is conceived, to woman he is engaged and married.
    Woman becomes his friend, through woman, the future generations come.
    When his woman dies, he seeks another woman; to woman he is bound.
    So why call her bad? From her, kings are born.
    From woman, woman is born, without woman, there would be no one at all.

    These are words that were uttered by the founder of Sikhism, Sri Guru Nanak Dev in about 1499. So for Sikhs from that period, there has been compulsion to treat women as equals and gender discrimination was not allowed. However, high principles set by prophets and religious leaders have always been very difficult to implement and put into practise. In this respect, equality for women has been a difficult class actually achieve in reality.

    The Sikh Women always have been, and always will be, the backbone of the Khalsa Panth. Their selflessness lies second to none in the world. In fact, this quality of theirs has earned them the Godly qualities in their lifetime (due to the extremely important responsibilities placed on them) that their male counterparts may not be able to earn.

    Guru Nanak worked for the welfare of all to achieve which he strived for equality amongst all. Towards this aim, freeing the female of the overbearing influence of male was of utmost importance. Reading about the lives of some of the women of the Guru period, one realises the extent to which the Gurus were able to achieve their aim.

    Great Sikh Women

    Bebe Nanaki
    Bibi Agya Kaur
    Bibi Balbir Kaur
    Bibi Dalair Kaur
    Bibi Deep Kaur
    Bibi Dharam Kaur
    Bibi Harnam Kaur
    Bibi Harsarn Kaur
    Bibi Khem Kaur
    Bibi Prem Kaur
    Bibi Rajinder Kaur
    Bibi Ranjit Kaur
    Bibi Sachan Sach
    Bibi Sahib Kaur
    Bibi Amro
    Bibi Anup Kaur
    Bibi Baghel Kaur
    Bibi Basant Lata
    Bibi Bhagbhari
    Bibi Bhani
    Bibi Kaulan
    Bibi Nirbhai Kaur
    Bibi Rajni
    Bibi Shamsher Kaur
    Bibi Sharan Kaur
    Bibi Shushil Kaur
    Bibi Viro
    Mai Kishan Kaur
    Mai Bhago
    Mai Kabul Wali
    Mata Khivi
    Mata Sullakhni
    Mata Sundri
    Mata Tripta
    Mata Daya Kaur
    Mata Gujri
    Mata Jito
    Mata Suhag Bai
    Matho Murrari
    Rani Jindian
    Rani Sada Kaur
    Women Warriors

    In Sikhism, the Holy Scriptures have clearly stated that the Sikh woman has always been regarded as an equal with man and has all the rights and privileges enjoyed by a man. She is considered to have the same soul as man and has equal right to grow spiritually. The Sikh woman is allowed to lead religious congregations, to take part in Akhand Path (the continuous recitation of the Holy Scriptures), to perform Kirtan, to work as Granthi (priest) or a preacher and to participate freely in all religious, cultural, social, political and secular activities.

    Sikh woman have played a glorious part in Sikh History and have proven themselves as equal in service, devotion, sacrifice and bravery. Examples of their moral dignity, service and self sacrifice are and will remain a source of inspiration. Women are the backbone of the history of the Sikhs, their culture and tradition yet there is little written about this huge contribution by the Sikh women to the great history of this religion. Man and woman are two sides of the same coin - the human race. Man takes birth from a woman and woman is born of a man. This system is interrelating and inter-dependent. A man can never feel secure and complete in life without a woman. A man's success depends upon the love and support of the woman who shares her life with him and vice versa.

    WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa
    WaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh!!
    "नानक नाम चढदी कला, तेरे पहाणे सर्वद दा भला "


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