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The Battle of Saragarhi was fought during the Tirah Campaign on 12 September 1897 between twenty-one Sikhs of the 4th Battalion (then 36th Sikhs) of the Sikh Regiment of British India, defending an army post, and 10,000 Afghan and Orakzai tribesmen in a last stand. The battle occurred in the North-West Frontier Province, now a part of Pakistan, which then formed part of British India.
The contingent of the twenty-one Sikhs from the 36th Sikhs was led by Havildar Ishar Singh. They all chose to fight to the death. Sikh military personnel and Sikh civilians commemorate the battle every year on 12 September, as Saragarhi Day.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
reply to post by metamagic
Nice additions. Are you familiar with any of them?
Originally posted by autowrench
I agree, ziggystar60, Wicca should have been mentioned, but as usual Wicca is not seen as a religion, and I don't really see it as that myself either, do you? Wicca is more of a core value of knowledge, and connecting to Nature and the Feminine Power in all of us. Even men. We do not try to "convert," if you are not, or you are tied down by Dogma, we don't want you anyway. Thanks for saying that. Love and Light.
So...what do you know about Sikh people? Because I know nothing of them or of any of the other religions mentioned.
Originally posted by HiAliens
1. I tried Sufi spinning a few times and I nearly threw up but then I lay down and had a bunch of insights. In fact, I think spinning is one of the most powerful meditations out there. Very good at stopping the internal dialogue, which is the key element to all meditations.
"When one defines oneself as Pagan, it means she or he follows an earth or nature religion, one that sees the divine manifest in all creation. The cycles of nature are our holy days, the earth is our temple, its plants and creatures our partners and teachers. We worship a deity that is both male and female, a mother Goddess and father God, who together created all that is, was, or will be. We respect life, cherish the free will of sentient beings, and accept the sacredness of all creation."
-3. Shamanism: (Wiki blah blah) comprises a range of traditional beliefs and practices concerned with communication with the spirit world. A practitioner of shamanism is known as a shaman, pronounced /ˈʃɑːmən/, /ˈʃeɪmən/, (|ˈshämən; ˈshā-|) noun (pl. -man(s)). There are many variations of shamanism throughout the world, but several common beliefs are shared by all forms of shamanism.
Shamans are intermediaries between the human and spirit worlds. According to believers, they can treat illness and are capable of entering supernatural realms to obtain answers to the problems of their community.