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Bābā Nānak and the Founding of the Sikh Panth
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The celebration of the fifth centennial of the birth of Bābā Nānak (1469-1539) in 1969 carried considerable significance for the Sikh panth (community). The activities that ensued included public commemorations in places such as Amritsar, the center of Sikh sacred geography, located in Punjab, India; Nanakana (“Nānak’s [Birth]place”) in Pakistan; the Royal Albert Hall, London, to nam…

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Singh Mann, Gurinder, “Bābā Nānak and the Founding of the Sikh Panth”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Editor-in-Chief Knut A. Jacobsen. Consulted online on 05 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2017

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