Skip to My Lou by Nadine Bernard WestcottThis is another song book, which can be fun. I didnt grow up singing this song, though, so I find myself getting a little tongue tied in different spots, making it less enjoyable for me (perhaps I jut need a little more practice). Ill admit that the song is cute, though. Im not in love with the illustrative style, but it does depict whats going on in the song very well.
Ill admit to not knowing what the phrase skip to my Lou meant, so I looked it up. In case anyone else is interested, Ill enclose the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skip_to...
His religious teachings emphasized the oneness of God, service to humanity, and the pursuit of religious harmony, reconciliation and universal brotherhood. The basic teachings of Sikhism derive from Guru Nanak. The religious movement that he started gathered momentum under his successors. Its ethical tone and singularity of devotion were elements that enamored it to the larger Indian community. The unsettled political conditions of the later period of the Mughal empire created situations that inevitably transformed the Sikhs into an armed military order; yet, although the Sikhs changed their organization, their religion retained the deep-rooted teachings of Guru Nanak. His father, Kalyan Das Bedi, also known as Mehta Kalu, was the patwari accountant of crop revenue for the village of Talwandi under the Muslim landlord of the village, Rai Bular, who was responsible for collecting taxes.
Sikhs believe that all subsequent Gurus possessed Guru Nanak's divinity and religious authority. Sikhs acknowledge Guru Nanak to be the founder of their religion and the composer of hymns found in their sacred scripture Guru Granth Sahib. Guru Nanak's family belonged to the Bedi clan. The word Bedi means "those who study the Vedas". A series of events during Guru Nanak's childhood led many to recognise his affinity with religious matters. At a very young age he is said to have surprised his teachers with his questions about God. He also refused the 'Janaeu' sacred thread that is traditionally given to a Hindu child who is ready to be initiated into the religious community.
The Gurus Song - Sikh Nursery Rhyme in English
In India, many saints and sages have been born from time to time. Gurunanak Dev ji is also one of them. Guru Nanak had the qualities of philosopher, yogi, householder, reformer, social reformer, poet, patriot and worldly all in his personality. There are two opinions about the birth of Guru Nanak, the originator of Sikh religion, some believe that Guru Nanak Dev was born on April 15, But many people celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in on the day of Kartik Purnima. This day is celebrated as a light festival. Guru Nanak was born in a Khatrakul village in Talwandi, situated on the bank of river Ravi.