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SikhNet Stories for Children

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Stories related to the Sikh Lifestyle, covering historical topics, modern stories and general cultural stories with a lesson.
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access_time3 years ago
The Short film KAUR tells the story of a young Sikh girl, Saibhang Kaur, who loves science but feels the social pressure that "girls don’t belong in science club." Not sure what to do about her dreams, Saibhang Kaur thinks about giving up. But when Saibhang’s grandmother tells her the true story of the 18th century Sikh warrior princess Mai Bhago, Saibhang discovers her courage.read more
access_time4 years ago
The mother hen finds wheat seeds and tries to get help making bread. All the animals say they will help but don’t end up doing much to the irritation of her chicks. In the end the chicks won’t give them any bread but the mother brings out the virtues of the other animals, they share bread and the animals really help more in the future.read more
access_time5 years ago
Guru Amardass follows Guru Angad as the next Guru. However Guru Angad's son, Dattu, does not like having a former servant as his Guru. Dattu decides to become the Guru and so he kicks Guru Amardass out as Guru and installs himself.read more
access_time5 years ago
Guru Amardass follows Guru Angad as the next Guru. However Guru Angad's son, Dattu, does not like having a former servant as his Guru. Dattu decides to become the Guru and so he kicks Guru Amardass out as Guru and installs himself.read more
access_time5 years ago
Once all there was was the Big Beautiful Light and It was so happy It exploded with joy! Now there were lots of little sparks with the Big Beautiful Light. One of these little sparks came to earth as a little girl. Now it is not as easy to remember home. With the help of the Guru we can all remember the Big Beautiful Light all the time.read more
access_time5 years ago
Emperor Akhbar loves to hear Taan Sain play music. However, he is curious to know if there is anybody better than Taan Sain.read more
access_time5 years ago
A man judges people by their karma forgetting his own. He meets a blind man who opens his eyes to the greater truth.read more
access_time5 years ago
Guru Teg Bahadur leads Raja Ram and the Raja's army to quell a rebellion in the lands of Assam. On the way as they pass through the Magical lands of Kamroop, they are attacked by witches. Find out how Guru Teg Bahadur protects his Sikhs and the Raja's Armies.read more
access_time5 years ago
A very devout crocodile meets a very prideful priest. The Crocodile loves god and the priest thinks he knows god. Can you guess what happens?read more
access_time6 years ago
Before Guru HarKrishan became the 8th Guru, many people wanted to know who the next Guru was to be. Once a man went to Guru Har Rai and asked him which of his sons was to be the next Guru & Guru Har Rai instructed the man to perform a special test that could show the sign of the greatest superpower and likewise the next guru. Listen to hear what happens next.read more
access_time6 years ago
Once two young boys and a dog faced a challenge, how to get yogurt for their hungry dog when they didn't have money. In the story one of the boys thought of a plan to accomplished the task, which seemed impossible. Listen to the story and hear what the plan was, and if the boys won the yogurt challenge.read more
access_time6 years ago
A great telling of the classic story, The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Once a young boy was trusted to watch a flock of sheep for a small village. As the day continued, the boy was very bored and decided to play a trick on everyone of the village. Listen to hear what happens next.read more
access_time6 years ago
Once a raja in India wanted to meet Guru Nanak, amazed at hearing of the Guru, the raja built majestic gardens for Guru Nanak. While Guru Nanak was still far away from he area of the raja, during that time many spiritual people thought to see the raja also. The raja only sought to meet the true Guru, so the raja created a test to determine the visitors integrity. The tests eventually go old for the raja & he gave up on ever really being able to see the Guru Nanak. As time continued, soon Guru Nanak did go to see the raja of Ceylon. Listen to the story hear what happened next.read more
access_time6 years ago
Have you ever heard people talk about other people behind their backs? That means when they’re not around. Did you listen? Did you ever say bad things about someone else when they were not around? It’s called slander, when you say something bad about someone else and this is a story about slander.read more
access_time6 years ago
Once Guru Gobind Rai disguised himself, while playing a trick to help his Sikhs learn about what selfless service truly means. He disguises himself as an regular traveler. It was very early in the morning before the sunrise and he would knock on everybody's door and ask, "excuse me, I don't want to bother you, but do you have any food to share?" Listen to find out if anyone is ready to serve at all times.read more
access_time6 years ago
There were two friends who lived two very different lives. One spent his time well in the company of the holy, with the Guru. The other spent his time poorly with low people doing bad things. The one who did bad was rewarded with a gold piece. The one who did good was rewarded with a painful injury. What could it mean? Should they ask the Guru?read more
access_time6 years ago
A traveling priest decided he wants to help a simple minded man. A simple minded man lived on a small island on a lake. The priest got on his boat, went to the island and taught the man for 3 whole days. After teaching him many things the priest finds out an amazing surprise . perhaps it is he who has to learn read more
access_time6 years ago
The Guru's two younger sons are lost and alone with their grandmother. The children who were 6 and 8 years old, were arrested and brought to Governor Wazir Khan. Their grandmother, Mata Gujri, was left alone in a freezing cold tower while the children were interrogated by the government. They were given a choice: Change their religion . or die. Will these young ones follow the example of Guru Teg Bahadur and sacrifice their lives or will they give up?read more
access_time6 years ago
India had come to very dark times. The rulers were taxing, converting and killing the people. They wanted to end the Hindu religion.read more
access_time6 years ago
This is the story of Vasakhi day! During the time of Guru Gobind Rai, the rulers of the land were very cruel to people. They wanted everyone to join the same religion as them. A feeling of darkness and unhappiness spread through the land. The time had come for the Guru to show how to bring THE LIGHT!!!read more
access_time6 years ago
We already know a little about Guru Har Rai ji; he helped animals, he grew fruit trees, he opened hospitals and grew herbs for healing. Let's get to know the Guru more read more
access_time6 years ago
Guru Har Rai Sahib court was a most beautiful paradise. There were many kinds of animals, fruit trees, plants and flowers. There was also a hospital to treat people even if they couldn't afford it. The Guru had a large collection of medicines and rare herbs. The court of Guru Har Rai ji was a healing center of teachings, light and love.read more
access_time6 years ago
Har Rai ji was the beloved Grand-son of Guru Hargobind. Once, Har Rai ji came back from horse riding he saw his Guru-Grandpa meditating in the flower garden. The Guru's aura was divine, Har Rai got off his horse and skipped excitedly to the Guru. While on the way, he accidentally caught his clothes on the thorn of a rose bush. The bush got jostled and some of the petals fell on the ground. Har Rai ji saw what he had done and began to cry read more
access_time7 years ago
Guru Angad woke up in the early morning. He was thirsty, and he asked his sons to bring him water, but they said that it's raining outside and we would have to go to the lake to get water. Bhai Amar Das saw this happen, and he felt the need to serve his Guru. He went outside during the great storm to bring the Guru some water.read more
access_time7 years ago
There was a great drought, no water to drink or to grow food. Animals were died and the farmers became scared and desperate. A Brahman monk told the farmers, "The reason why there is a drought is because you are giving respect to a man who is not a Brahman. Everyone is treating this 'Guru Angad' like a holy man. Kick him out and I will bring the rain. The farmers listened to the monks false promise. What will Bhai Amar Das do when he hears the Guru was kicked out for this nonsense.read more
access_time7 years ago
Amar Das ji rode to meet the True Guru. The Guru and Amar Das ji were related and Amar Das ji was a couple decades older. When Amar Das ji saw his saintly face, instead of hugging the Guru, Amar Das ji fell on his knees and said, "Please don't consider me your relative and don't even consider me your elder. Just take me as a student and show me the right path!" Amar Das ji devoted himself to the Guru's service for the rest of his life.read more
access_time7 years ago
Amar Das Bhalla was a very devoted Vaishnava Hindu. When he was 62 he met a monk on one of his long pilgrimages. The monk asked, "Who is your guru?" Amar Das had no answer, he didn't have a guru. When the monk found out about this he became very angry, "I shared food with a man who has no guru!" Amar Das knew he needed a guru, would he ever find one?read more
access_time7 years ago
The moon was bright in the dark sky, while the soothing sound of Gurbani Kirtan was flowing in the Gurdwara. Everyone had their eyes closed, focused on the vibration. Suddenly out of the the langar hall came a disturbing sound! A young lady got up and went into the kitchen to see what was going on, "Hmm look at these footprints . " Then she whispered into a device on her wrist, and three other figures quickly and silently appeared in the langar hall kitchen. They all looked at the footprints, then at each other. These four were no ordinary kids, they were TEAM KHALSA!read more
access_time7 years ago
Guru Nanak, together with Mardana and Bala, his two friends who always served him, traveled together to the country of Kashmir. They came to the city of Sri Nagar. There the people knew who he was because of his grace and his light. The people were very happy and blessed to sit with him and learn from him. In that city there was also a Pundit named Brahm Das. He was very learned and through his devotion to the goddess he had gained yogic powers. When he heard that a great Guru had come to town he thought, "I don't think I will be that impressed with this new-comer. It is I who has great knowledge and supernatural powers. I will show him my skill. Sitting on this carpet I will fly over to where he is and there is no doubt that he will be totally impressed when I arrive."read more
access_time8 years ago
ONCE upon a time, a farmer's wife was sitting and sifting corn. All of a sudden a crow flew by and swooped off with a kernel of corn from her basket. The farmer's wife got really angry and threw a mud ball at the bird. She had such good aim, the mud ball hit the crow, who fell to the ground, the kernel of corn fell out of the crows mouth and it rolled under the roots of a great big Banyan tree. The farmer's wife ran up to the crow, and grabbed it by the tail, "Give me back my kernel of corn, if you don't, I'll eat YOU instead!read more
access_time8 years ago
Once a group of very religious men and women from every religion got together. A young child watched them as they spoke to each other. These people were all talking about very important subjects and they were discussing the nature of the Universe. One of the religious leaders honestly expressed himself, "I am CHRISTIAN; There is only one way to God , and that is the way I preach." Then another lady spoke honestly, "I am HINDU and I know of a God that is much older and wiser than your God!" Then another man said, "I am SIKH and none of you know what you are talking about. Here is what God is " Yet another said, "I am JEWISH and God is Universal. What all of YOU don't understand is this " "No no!" said another, "I am a MUSLIM, this is all wrong, God is this "read more
access_time8 years ago
Narayan Gupta discovers her friends secret. He explains to her how writing two simple things have given him everything in life. They have filled him up and made him feel like he wants to share. They have have made him a trust-worthy and wealthy person. They have made him popular and well liked. They have made him remember who he really is and how he wants to live life. What are the two things he wrote down? What is the secret to all happiness and success?read more
access_time8 years ago
Once a woman visited her best friend Jagjit. Jagjit went to buy some food so they could eat together and she found herself in Jagjit's room. She saw an altar that had inspiring pictures on it. It also had dazzling and expensive jewels on it, "Wow!" She thought. In the center of the altar was a book that had the most exquisite and intricate art work. The title was written on gold and studded with diamonds. It said, "The Secret To All Happiness And Success". It was the most beautiful and expensive book she ever saw. She thought, "What could possibly be written in this book??!"read more
access_time8 years ago
This was during the time of Guru Hargobind Ji, the 6th Sikh Guru and in India the Sikhs were being starting to be persecuted. Guru Hargobind knew that it time to prepare an army of saint-soldiers for battle for the defense of the all his Sikhs and of the Dharma. He didn't want to attack anyone, but his Sikhs needed to be able to defend themselves and others if war was declared on them. Guru Hargobind was a beautiful saint and the Sikhs loved him very much. They completely trusted him, saying, "Guru Ji, we are at your feet, you are the True emperor, you are the True King."read more
access_time8 years ago
May I ask you a question? Do you know why your soul chose to be born in your human body? It is because it wanted to! It came in to your body so it can have a human experience. It wants to experience something very special. Mostly we don't remember exactly what that special something is, do we? Does everyone always remember exactly what their soul wants to experience in this life? No… and that's OK, because if we remembered what the soul wanted to experience, that might spoil the surprise of discovering it for ourselves, wouldn't it?read more
access_time8 years ago
Once there were two students. One day they were both told that they had received the great honor of seeing the Grand-Master. They were both very excited and humbled by this honor. The two students hiked to a remote mountain top to a very beautiful temple there. Both students were excited to see the Grand-Master.read more
access_time8 years ago
One day, a boy was sitting in his room watching T.V. when his sister came into the room, "Do you remember Auntie ji?" She said, "I love her. She understands everything. She just says a few things and people change for the rest of their lives." The brother wasn't really paying attention, "Ummm, yeahh uh I'm watching my T.V. show, I need to watch the final episode!" So the sister waited until his show was over and came back, "Ok, I waited, now c'mon let's go. Don't you know she can talk to the heavens?" Her brother wasn't really listening to her, he was playing video games. "Uh yeah heavens ooooh I'm about to level up!" Then the sister said, "I know where you keep your allowance. Bye! I'm taking it!" So he finally stopped playing his game, "No stop! . Ok, I'll go with you. but it doesn't matter. Adults are all the same, they just like to talk."read more
access_time8 years ago
Once upon a time there was a beautiful deer who spent every day prancing around in the woods. And every day she noticed a wonderful smell. It smelt better than rain; it smelt better than flowers; in fact, the deer had never smelled anything so enchantingly wonderful. The deer wondered where the smell came from. She began to sniff around, "Sniff, sniff. Maybe this perfume is coming from inside the tree!" She ran over to a tree, but it just smelt like a normal tree.read more
access_time8 years ago
Once there was a man who came to visit his friend. His friend was a good host, and he said, "Oh, come in. It's great to see you old friend. Please come in, I'll get you something to eat."read more
access_time8 years ago
Once there was a king who was both good and righteous. He was known far and wide for his wisdom and his kindness to the people of his kingdom. After many years, he began to feel bored with being a king, so he asked his adviser, "How old is my son now? I want him to become king so I can quit this job." The adviser said, "Your son is only 15 years old. The law says he must be 18 years old before he may be crowned as the king." The king said, "No, no no that is no good at all. I want him to become king now." The adviser said, "You yourself are still a young king. If you were to wait for 3 years, you would still be very young to be retiring from your duties as a king." The king thought this over.read more
access_time8 years ago
Guru Gobind Singh Ji was not only a great teacher but he was also the greatest of warriors. He taught his Sikhs to meditate on the One in everyone and he also taught them to train their bodies.read more
access_time8 years ago
Once there was a man who didn't believe in praying. He never prayed about anything. Whenever someone would talk about prayer, he would say, "Ah, prayer. It doesn't do anything. I'll tell you what prayer is; It's just a big waste of time."read more
access_time8 years ago
A long time ago in India there was a simple farmer named Dhanna. He lived a quiet life and loved to farm. Every day on his way to his fields, he passed by the house of a pundit who did many rituals and prayers, and Dhanna found this very interesting. One day he saw the pundit serving food to a stone statue. And he asked the pundit, "Why are you bringing food to a stone?" The pundit replied, "This is not a stone! This is a Thakur. If one pleases the Thakur all their wishes come true. You must feed the Thakur first, and only after that can you eat."read more
access_time9 years ago
Young Gobind Rai was a very playful boy and he and his friends used to go down to the riverside to play almost every day. They weren't the only ones who went there. A lot of people used to bathe at the river Ganga because it was also a holy spot. One of them was Shiv Dutt, a very rich and wise man. At the riverside he built a platform and placed statues of different gods on it to make a kind of altar. He did his prayers and recited his chants in front of this platform. He was a spiritual man and was greatly respected by others.read more
access_time9 years ago
Gobind Rai was born in the city of Patna in the state of Bihar. Gobind Rai; A divine soul sent from the heavens to help this earth. People always noticed that when he played with his friends, even though he was physically stronger, he was always kind to everyone. He was always having fun, joking around and he laughed all the time. And there were so many games he liked to play with his friends. Sometimes he also liked to do mischief.read more
access_time9 years ago
Like most children, young Gobind Rai liked to have fun. But unlike most children, he never cried and he was always in a happy mood. His mother dressed him up in princely clothes and put a feather in his turban and he always looked very clean and handsome. He was looked after by everyone and was very well protected. His mother, grandmother and uncle were all very saintly people who played with him and raised him in his early years. They loved him so much. Throughout his childhood Gobind Rai had entertainment, games, friends and everything, he was always happy.read more
access_time9 years ago
In the village of Poola lived a young man named Taru. He worked very hard every day on his farm with his family. He was also a very devoted Sikh of Guru Gobind Singh and he always loved serving people. Everyone knew he loved to serve and everyone loved Bhai Taru. Bhai Taru believed all people are children of God. He also learned from Guru Gobind Singh Ji to treat all people with equality and love. He didn't care if someone was Hindu or Muslim, he just wanted to serve the God in them.read more
access_time9 years ago
Once upon a time, in a village in the Punjab, there was a very old man named Bhai Sud. He was 86 years old and he was well known for being truly wise. One day, as he was taking his daily walk, he saw the village chief running around in a frantic hurry. He yelled to Bhai Sud in alarm, "Bhai Sud Ji, there is a gang of bandits coming this way! They have been going from village to village, stealing everything, killing people and destroying everything in their path!"read more
access_time9 years ago
In the cycle of life everything that has ever been born will eventually die. When human beings die our spirits go to a spiritual realm. That is very joyful for some people. Other people might think of their lives with sadness or regret. There are so many realms the spirit can visit and in one there is a being call Yam Raj. Yam Raj sends messengers to collect a person when it is time for them to leave their earthly body. Yam Raj sends the Angels of Death to help the soul of the person connect to their Higher Self.read more
access_time9 years ago
The lion is the king of the jungle. Once there was a lion that was not grateful for being king. Instead he thought he was better than everyone else. He would say, "Look at me I'm the greatest, I'm the strongest, I'm the most virtuous, I'm simply the best". Well his wife told him, "If you are the best, why don't you ask everyone else, maybe they don't think so."read more
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