Khalsa (Punjabi: “the pure”) refers to both a special group of initiated Sikh warriors, as well as a community that considers Sikhism as its faith. The Khalsa tradition was initiated in 1699 by the last living Guru of Sikhism, Guru Gobind Singh. Its formation was a key event in the history of Sikhism.
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Can a school impose a uniform policy that does not take into account a student’s religious or cultural beliefs and practices? This issue is being considered by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).
Sagardeep Singh Arora, on behalf of his five-year-old son Sidhak Singh Arora, is challenging Melton Christian College’s decision not to enrol his son unless he agrees not to wear his patka, a Sikh head covering.
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On this page, we list resources relating to the Sikh Religion and way of life.
Dept of Education NSW Curriculum Support: Celebrating Diversity (integration of religious diversity, Sikh and Hindu, into K-6 HSIE) PDF
Dying Wish The story of a Sikh- Australian who wished for his ashes to be taken home to India
ABC Splash: Sikhs in Contemporary Australia
Sikh Society of South Australia: What is Sikhism
Sikhs in Australia: Arrival of Indians in Australia
Overview and History of Sikhs in Australia: Australian Sikhs
Racism, No Way: Introduction to Sikhs in Australia
Sikhs.org Glossary, Explanation of Sikh names and general resources
Harimandir Sahib – the Golden Temple: A Day at Darbar Sahib (The holiest shrine of Sikhism)
Saldef – Learn About Sikhs
Saldef – Brochure: Welcome to the Gurdwara (PDF)
An Insight into Sikh Philosophy and Beliefs: Sikh the Truth (PDF)
Harmandir Sahib – the holiest shrine of the Sikh Religion