Hindu Sikh Relationship
Hindu Sikh Relationship - Tales of BetrayalsIt is said that the relationship between Hindus and Sikhs is like "Nails to Skin". It's seamless and been there for generations. The Sikhs never deny that their origin comes from Hindu background and many Hindus continued the tradition of making their firstborn as a Sikh. Even our Gurus also came from traditional Punjabi Hindu families. But it is important to state that Sikhism is a distinct religion with its own theology, scriptures, definitions, and practices.
However, we share the same cultural heritage, family traditions and values. The celebrations of festivals is shared and inter-marriages between the two communities has always been there. The relationship survived the bloody partition of Punjab and the violent period in 1980s.
|Hindu Girls Tying Raakhi on Sikh Soldiers|
|Common Family Names in Punjab|
|Clash between Sikhs and Hindu Shiv Sena in Gurdaspur|
1. Chandu Shah of Lahore
2. Hindu Rajas of Punjab Hills - Himachal
|A Hindu Raja from Punjab Hills - Himachal Pradesh|
3. Gangu Kaul
4. Hindu Rajput Raja Chhatrasal
6. Misr Lal Singh
|Misr Lal Singh disguised as Sikh Warrior|
7. Dogra Raja Gulab Singh
|Dogra Raja Gulab Singh accompanying youg Sikh Prince Duleep Singh at the surrender|
8. Dayanand Saraswati
|Arya Samaj in Lahore, Punjab with newly converted Sikh boys|
9. Jai Bhagwan
|Death Sentence of Sardar Bhagat Singh|
10. Lala Jagat Narain
Sikhs and Hindus share common family bonds but the distrust by the acts of a few has created a wedge between the brothers. This wedge was further widened by Indira Gandhi's ordering Operation Blue Star - which Sikh see as an attack on their identity.Will they ever be able to trust each other and live together amicably ... only time will tell.