Author: Pushpendra SinghPublisher: KW PublishersYear: 2011Language: EnglishPages: 192ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789380502632
The Magic Degh retells those Sikh stories and legends which highlight the core values propounded by Guru Nanak. They flow from his fundamental belief that all human beings – men and women – are created equal. These values have resonated through the centuries. The episodes illustrate Guru Nanak’s Golden Rules: live and work honestly; share your earnings with the needy and always remember the Creator. They also highlight the Sikh traditions of sewa and sacrifice, which remain vibrant even in the 21st Century, as the book recounts.Guru Gobind Singh created the Khalsa Commonwealth to defend people of all faiths against tyranny and State terror as reflected in the Sikh salutation, ‘Degh; Tegh; Fateh!’ This has added relevance in today’s turbulent times. The stories aim at kindling children’s interest in the traditions and universal values of the Sikhs.
Contents1. The Sikhs: Legends and Traditions 2. The Child Nanak 3. The Sacred Thread 4. Three Golden Rules 5. We are all Brothers 6. The Sweet Taste of Truth and Honesty 7. Guru Nanak at Haridwar 8. The Multi-crorepati 9. Where is God? 10. The Faqir of Hasan Abdal 11. Babur Conquers Punjab 12. The Guru’s Langar 13. Guru-Sahib and Humayun 14. Shelter for the Homeless 15. The Greedy Merchant 16. The Emperor and the Magical Degh 17. Baba Buddha-Ji 18. The Durbar Sahib 19. Jahangir 20. Miri–Piri Da Malik 21. Painde Khan 22. Guru Har Rai—The Seventh Guru 23. The Saviour from Suffering 24. Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji 25. Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Personal Example 26. Guru Gobind and Syed Budhu Shah 27. Creation of the Khalsa 28. The Charm of the Khalsa 29. Anandpur Besieged 30. A Horrible Crime 31. Forgiveness for the Traitors 32. An Eternal Guru 33. Banda Bahadur—The First Sikh Ruler 34. Magic of the ‘Degh’ in Modern Times