Face Of The Day


Activists of the National Akali Dal shout anti-US slogans during a protest in New Delhi on August 6, 2012, after a gunman in the US shot worshippers at a suburban Sikh temple in Wisconsin. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh voiced shock August 6 at the killing of worshippers at a Sikh temple in the US, while Sikh leaders suggested American Muslims may have been the intended target. By Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images. A primer on Sikhism:

A monotheistic religion founded during the 15th century in the Punjab region, by Guru Nanak Dev and continued to progress with ten successive Sikh gurus (the last teaching being the holy scripture Gurū Granth Sāhib Ji). It is the fifth-largest organized religion in the world, with over 30 million Sikhs, making up only 0.39% of the world's population. Approximately 75% of Sikhs live in the Punjab, where they constitute about 60% of the state's population. Even though there are a large number of Sikhs in the world, certain countries have not recognised Sikhi as a major religion. The khanda symbol is like a "coat of arms' for Sikhs. In the symbol the sword to the left represents truth, and the sword to the right represents the willingness to fight for what is right – dharma (religion).

– C.B.