ISBN 9788189692025,Haven Of Bliss Anandpur Sahib: A Miracle Of The Human Spirit

Haven Of Bliss Anandpur Sahib: A Miracle Of The Human Spirit



Lahore Books Publication

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788189692025

ISBN-10 818969202X

Hard Back

Language (English)

Humanities, Mathematics & Science

Anandpur Sahib: A Miracle of the Human Spirit is a humble offering to the glory of a great saint-warrior, Guru Gobind Singh. Tenth in life of the Sikh Gurus, Guru Gobind Singh gave pride and identity to an oppressed and troubled people, transforming them from victims to fighters. Indeed this in itself is the ?Miracle? the book invokes. It was, and will continue to be, an inspiration to people everywhere who want to live with freedom and with pride as human beings. Anandpur Sahib has a richness of many Gurdwaras and forts connected with the life of Guru Gobind Singh. The book visits them all and also the Hola Mahalla festival held in March each year when hundreds of thousands of people visit Anandpur Sahib. Even today during the Hola Mohalla festivities the Sikh warriors ride out in blood-curdling charges. At their head always is a warrior leading a rider-less horse. The symbolism is clear. It is believed that the Guru himself leads his warriors into battle. This is the third photo-book in a sequence of works on Sikh shrines and spirituality. Anandpur Sahib: A Miracle of The Human Spirit evokes, as did the earlier books on Tha Golden Temple and the Guru Granth Sahib, the eclectic and humanistic philosophy of the Sikh Guru, who perhaps more than in any other religious tradition, laid great stress on living a life of righteousness and practical positivity. These are ideas that have inspired the authors in their work.