01. What is Vaisakhi?

Ans. Vaisakhi is also known Baisakhi, or Vasakhi is a historical and religious festival in Sikhism.  It is usually celebrated on 13th or 14th April every year. 

  • Vaisakhi marks the Punjabi New Year.
  • It also marks the Sikh New Year (Khalsa Era) which commemorates the formation of Khalsa Panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.
  • It is also a spring harvest festival for the Sikhs
  • Birthday of its Khalsa Panth. 

02. Name the 10th Sikh Guru?

Ans. Guru Gobind Singh. 

03. What is the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh in India?

Ans. Patna Sahib. 

04. Which is the most famous Gurudwara Sahib where creation of Khalsa Day is celebrated?

Ans. Anandpur Sahib. 

05. Which place has no Gurudwara in memory of 10th Guru in Punjab?

Ans. Amritsar. 

06. Which Sikh has to wear the 5 K’s (Kanga, Kirpan, Kesh, Kachha, Kada) compulsorily?

Ans. Amritdhari Sikh. 

07. Who is the 9th Guru who nominated Guru Gobind Singh as 10th Guru?

Ans. The 9th Guru is Guru Tegh Bahadur.

08. What are the important qualities possessed by 10th Guru Govind Singh?

Ans. He was a writer, soldier and a saint. 

09. Which year did Vaisakhi first take place?

Ans. 1699. 

10. In which Sikh Temple did the first Vaisakhi take place?

Ans. Anandpur Sahib. 

11. Which Sikh Guru led the ceremony of Vaisakhi?

Ans. Guru Gobind Singh. 

12. What is the name of the street procession held to celebrate Vaisakhi?

Ans. Nagar Kirtan. 

13. What is the name given to 5 Sikhs leading this procession (Nagar Kirtan)?

Ans. Panj Pyaras. 

14. Where do Vaisakhi celebrations take place?

Ans. It takes place everywhere in the world. 

15. Why was Guru Tegh Bahadur prosecuted and then beheaded under the orders of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb?

Ans. Guru Tegh Bahadur stood up for freedom of religious practice and refused to convert to Islam. 

16. Name the ten Gurus of the Sikh in the right order.

Ans. (i) Guru Nanak Dev Ji : 1469-1539

(ii) Guru Angad Dev Ji : 1504-1552

(iii) Guru Amardas Ji : 1479-1574

(iv) Guru Ramdas Ji : 1534-1581

(v) Guru Arjan Dev Ji : 1563-1606

(vi) Guru Hargobind Ji : 1595-1644

(vii) Guru Har Rai Ji : 1630-1661

(viii) Guru Harkishan Ji : 1656-1664

(ix) Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji : 1621-1675

(x) Guru Gobind Singh Ji : 1666-1708 

17. Name the present Guru of the Sikhs.

Ans. Guru Granth Sahib and Guru Panth Khalsa. 

18. Who are the four Sahebzadas?

Ans. They are the sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. 

19. Name the Sahebzadas who achieved martyrdom in the battle field of Chamkaur?

Ans. Baba Ajit Singh Ji and Baba Jujhar Singh Ji. 

20. Name the Sahebzadas who were bricked alive.

Ans. Baba Fateh Singh Ji and Baba Zorawar Singh Ji. 

21. When and where was the Khalsa Panth created?

Ans. It was created on the day of Vaisakhi (March 30) of the year 1699 at Anandpur by Guru Gobind Singh. 

22. What name did Guru Gobind Singh give to the newly created Sikh community?

Ans. Khalsa Panth. 

23. Who is the spiritual father of all Sikhs (Khalsas)?

Ans. Guru Gobind Singh Ji. 

24. Who is the spiritual mother of all Sikhs (Khalsas)?

Ans. Mata Saheb Kaur Ji. 

25. What is the Sikh salutation?

Ans. Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa,

Waheguru Ji ki Fateh. 

26. What is the Sikh Jaikara?

Ans. Jo Baley so Nihaal

Sat Sri Akaal. 

27. What is the literal meaning of the ‘Sikh’?

Ans. Disciple. 

28. What is literal meaning of the word ‘Singh’?

Ans. Lion. 

29. What is the literal meaning of the word ‘Kaur’?

Ans. Princess. 

30. Who first compiled the Guru Granth Sahib installed in Harmandir Sahib (The Adi Granth, then known as Pathi Sahib)?

Ans. Guru Arjan Dev Ji. 

31. Which Guru formalized the concept of the shared meal into ‘Guru-ka-langar’?

Ans. Guru Amardas Ji. 

32. Who was the most long-lived Guru?

Ans. Guru Amardas. 

33. When was the first compilation of Guru Granth Saheb installed in Harmandir Sahib?

Ans. 1604 AD.


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Ratikanta Singh.