The Role of Women in Sikhi Download the full version of this presentation from www.SikhiOnline.com to view the videos.
TABLE OF CONTENTS • >>> Gurbani on the Status of Women <<< • The Role of Women in the lives of our Gurus. • The Role of Women as Warriors on the battleground. • Women Martyrs. • Other famous Sikh women and their contribution to History. • General outlook of Sikh women today, and the punjabi lifestyle.
mÚ 1 ]First Mehl:BMif jMmIAY BMif inMmIAY BMif mMgxu vIAwhu ]From woman, man is born; within woman, man is conceived; to woman he is engaged and married.BMfhu hovY dosqI BMfhu clY rwhu ]Woman becomes his friend; through woman, the future generations come.BMfu muAw BMfu BwlIAY BMif hovY bMDwnu ]When his woman dies, he seeks another woman; to woman he is bound.so ikau mMdw AwKIAY ijqu jMmih rwjwn ]So why call her bad? From her, kings are born.BMfhu hI BMfu aUpjY BMfY bwJu n koie ]From woman, woman is born; without woman, there would be no one at all.nwnk BMfY bwhrw eyko scw soie ]O Nanak, only the True Lord is without a woman.ijqu muiK sdw swlwhIAY Bwgw rqI cwir ]That mouth which praises the Lord continually is blessed and beautiful.nwnk qy muK aUjly iqqu scY drbwir ]2]O Nanak, those faces shall be radiant in the Court of the True Lord. ||2||
Bibi Agya Kaur Bibi Amro Bibi Balbir Kaur Bibi Bhani Bibi Bhagbhari Bibi Dlair Kaur Bibi Deep Kaur Bibi Dharam Kaur Bibi Harnaam Kaur Bibi Harsaran Kaur Bibi Khem Kaur Bibi Prem Kaur Bibi Ranjit Kaur Bibi Rajinder Kaur Bibi Rajni Matho Murari Bibi Sahib Kaur Bibi Sachan Sach Mata Bhag Kaur Bibi Viro Mai Kabul Vali Mata Gujri Bebe Nanaki Mai Kishan Kaur Mata Dya Kaur Mata Jito Mata Khivi Mata Sulakhni Mata Suhaag Bai Mata Sundari Mata Tripta Rani Sada Kaur Rani Jindian Bibi Kaulan WOMEN IN HISTORY
A Woman’s role vs. Man’s role • In the average punjabi-sikh family, the woman has more duties/responsibilities than the man. For example… • She works 8-12 hour shift, and works another shift for the family (making food, cleaning, washing dishes, etc.) • She rarely gets recognized for her hard work. • She has such strength that she keeps going, not thinking once about herself, or her goals in life. • She is devoted to her family’s needs, and always provides for the family, not leaving them un-satisfied. • She bears the larger family politics, gets abused from other family members, taunted, etc. etc. • What does she get in return? Society doesn’t think highly of her, because she’s a woman.
WHAT CAN YOU DO? PIC
YOU CAN… • For once, appreciate what she does for you and your family. • If she can come home can do house work, you can also do it, this counts everyone including the kids. • Tell her thanks for all that she does for you once in a while, even better if you buy her a gift. • Talk to her about her hope/goals for the future. • Defend her in situations where she can’t in the family. • Don’t complain about the work she does, rather help her do it better. • More HELP she can get the better, whether it be chores around the house, managing kids, or anything else, it all depends on your family situation. ** A family that works together, stays together. **
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CONCLUSION: Our community needs to acknowledge the role of women in in the common household today, by understanding the concept yourself, and educating others about it, you can help build a better future for other women and eventually reduce the number of domestic violence cases in our community. To DOWNLOAD this presentation, along with many others, you can view the online database at www.SikhiOnline.com vwihgurU jI kw Kwlsw, vwihgurU jI kI Piqh