Origin of Snakes and Ladder Game Occurred in India in the 13 Century

From Sangita Gaunecar ‘s page

The 13th century poet saint Gyandev created a children’s game called Moksha Patam. The British later named it Snakes and Ladders instead of the original Moksha Patam.


In the original one hundred square game board, the 12th square was faith, the 51st square was reliability, the 57th square was generosity, the 76th square was knowledge, and the 78th square was asceticism.

These were the squares where the ladders were found and one could move ahead faster. The 41st square was for disobedience, the 44th square for arrogance, the 49th square for vulgarity, the 52nd square for theft, the 58th square for lying, the 62nd square for drunkenness, the 69th square for debt, the 84th square for anger, the 92nd square for greed, the 95th square for pride, the 73rd square for murder and the 99th square for lust.

These were the squares where the snake waited with its mouth open. The 100th square represented Nirvana or Moksha.The tops of each ladder depict a God, or one of the various heavens (kailasa, vaikuntha, brahmaloka) and so on. As the game progressed various actions were supposed to take you up and down the board as in life.

BREAKING: Ten Dead After Mass Shooting in Canada

A gunman went on a rampage in Nova Scotia in Canada killing 10 people including a police officer in one of Canada’s deadliest mass shooting.

The gunman identified as Gabriel Wortman age 51 was shot and killed after a day long manhunt reported the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Nova Scotia.

Suspect Gabriel Wortman

The office killed in the rampage was a man who served the force for 23 years named Heidi Stevenson who was a constable.

Disguised gunman

The suspect fled the scene by wearing a police uniform similar to that of the Royal Canadian Mounties.

The mass killing occurred in Portapique, Nova Scotia and the cause of the shooting or motive is still being investigated.

The small Canadian town has a population of just about 150 residents and residents are concerned after a massive police presence in the small town.

Major Damage at Sri Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara

Sri Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan received damage to several structures after severe wind damaged several domes on the minarets. The domes of the Gurdwara complex structures were thrown off the structures which show that they were made with cheap materials rather than traditional concrete.

The domes were hollow internally resulting in low weight which enabled the wind to easily knock them off the bases. It is unclear when the domes will be replaced but the cheap structural construction raised alarms. The domes could potentially fall on devotees and luckily no one was injured as the premises has been closed.

The Gurdwara Sahib in Pakistan has been closed for several weeks after the Covid-19 breakout.

50 Percent of Deaths of Sikhs in UK Town Due to Coronavirus

UK Sikh groups The Sikh Network, Sikh Council UK, and the Sikh Federation UK have stated that half of the Sikh deaths in the UK in the last few nights were due to the Coronavirus.

The groups collected information from the local Gurdwaras and funeral homes and have reached out to the government over the alarming matter.

In recent days, the PM’s Office has issued an investigation on why the ethnic minorities are suffering the most from the illness. The groups stated that 47 percent of the Sikh deaths occurred in the West Midland region due to the coronavirus.

Bhai Amrik Singh of the Sikh Federation told the Birmingham Mail:

Bhai Amrik Singh, the chairman of the Sikh Federation (UK), said: “Specific health vulnerabilities have been reported by leading medical journals about people of Sikh background i.e. diabetes, heart conditions, etc.

“Therefore, the inquiry looking at ethnicity should examine if public bodies and decision makers provided timely and appropriate advice to those at greatest risk.

“We hope the NHS and Public Health England that are leading the inquiry will reach out from the outset to us and other ethnic minority groups that best understand the combination of age, medical condition, social habits, religious practices and extended families.”

Granthi Cries Foul Over Being Fired (Issue Resolved)

Pashi Nagar, Pakhowal- A Granthi Singh called foul over being fired for his services at the local Gurdwara Sahib. He stated in a video recording posted on social media that he wasn’t given any salary for 5 months and was fired.

The issue was solved by Harpeet Singh Makhu:

ਲਓ ਜੀ ਲੰਬੀ ਮੀਟਿੰਗ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਦ ਮਾਮਲਾ ਸੁਲਝਾ ਦਿੱਤਾ ……ਧੰਨਵਾਦ ਪਾਸੀ ਪਰਿਵਾਰ ਦਾ

Posted by Harpreet Singh Makhu on Monday, April 13, 2020

First Time in History: Zafarnama in Persian By Satinder Sartaj

Satinder Sartaj for the first time in history has recorded the full Zarfarnama, The Epistle of Victory, a poem written by Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji to Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in full Persian language.

Zafarnamah of Guru Gobind Singh ji Composer / Singer – Satinder Sartaaj Music Arranged and Programmed by – Beat Minister Video Conceptualised by – Sandeep Sharma Banner- Firdaus Production Online Assistance- Bull18 Recorded at – Nazm-Gaah Chandigarh by Satinder Sartaaj Edited by – Honey Gobindpuriya Research Assistance – Jasjeet Singh (California) & Dr. Mandeep Thanks to Team Jus Punjabi., Taran & Roop Persian Assistance – Muzaffar Ali, Aziz Mahdi ( Embassy of Iran )

Prince Charles Gives Vaisakhi Message

Prince Of Wales, Message To Sikh Community On Festival Of Vaisakhi 2020!

A message from HRH to Sikhs in the UK and across the Commonwealth, on the festival of Vaisakhi.

“In these challenging times, the Sikh community is making an extraordinary and invaluable contribution to the life of this country, and to so many others, just as it has always done.”

“How Can I Meet You?” A Sikh’s Question to Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Once a Sikh asked the Tenth Guru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji: How can I Meet You?

The question has to be one of the greatest questions ever asked because despite Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji leaving his physical form, he told the Khalsa that respects could still be given to him in another physical form.

Guru Sahib responded to the question in such a way: Sikh, you do not need to go far nor do you need to struggle to meet me. Wake up at Amritvele, do Panj Banian da Paath (prayer), recite Guru Mantar, recite mool mantar, wear Bana, and when you look into the mirror, you will see me. Guru Sahib further stated that you don’t need to find ways to meet me.

Guru Gobind Singh Ji further explained, “If you wan to do darshan (pay respects) to my soul than pay respects to Guru Granth Sahib Ji. If you want to see my in physical form to pay respects to me than look at your own appearance. I have given you my surat (my image), my face.”

Guru Sahibs bachan (words) “Khalsa mero roop hai khaas, Khalse meh hau karu niwaas.”

Brother of ASI Harjit Singh Speaks Out on Hand Chopping Incident

The brother of Harjit Singh ASI of Punjab police spoke out on the incident of his brother’s hand being chopped off by a Nihang man. He stated that from the video it appeared that the sword appeared to have been targeted towards the head but ended up hitting his arm.

He further stated that he salutes the bravery of his brother that despite his hand being chopped off he continued to stay strong and grabbed his hand.

He went onto say that despite what occurred he’s glad the life of Harjit Singh was saved.

In regards to the health of his brother, he stated that he’s hanging in strong and recovering well from the incident.

Here is the video of the interview.

ASI ਹਰਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਦੇ ਭਰਾ ਪਹਿਲੀ ਵਾਰ ਕੈਮਰੇ 'ਤੇ SUPER EXCLUSIVE

ASI ਹਰਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਦੇ ਭਰਾ ਪਹਿਲੀ ਵਾਰ ਕੈਮਰੇ 'ਤੇSUPER EXCLUSIVE

Posted by JagBani on Monday, April 13, 2020

Buddha Dal 96 Crori Response to ASI’s Hand Chopped Off Incident

Baba Balbir Singh of Buddha Dal condemned the act of ASI Harjit Singh’s hand getting cut off. He further stated that the act wasn’t committed by any Nihang Singh group because they have no relation to any particular group.

Baba Balbir Singh asked for a thorough investigation on the persons involved in the incident. He went onto say that Nihang Singhs have contributed a lot to the country of India and have always contributed to the nation. He emphasized that Nihang Singhs have arranged langar to those during the Covid 19 crisis.

Baba Balbir Singh said the police was doing their service and wasn’t at fault in the incident.

ਪਟਿਆਲਾ ਦੇ ਘਟਨਾ ਤੋਂ ਕਿ ਕਿਹਾ ਨਿਹੰਗ ਸਿੰਘ ਜਥੇਬੰਦੀ ਦੇ ਮੁੱਖੀ ਬਾਬਾ ਬਲਬੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਬੁੱਢਾ ਦਲ ਵਾਲਿਆਂ ਨੇ

ਪਟਿਆਲਾ ਦੇ ਘਟਨਾ ਤੋਂ ਕਿ ਕਿਹਾ ਨਿਹੰਗ ਸਿੰਘ ਜਥੇਬੰਦੀ ਦੇ ਮੁੱਖੀ ਬਾਬਾ ਬਲਬੀਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ ਬੁੱਢਾ ਦਲ ਵਾਲਿਆਂ ਨੇ

Posted by Akaal channel on Sunday, April 12, 2020

Operation Successful of ASI Whose Hand Was Chopped Off by Nihang

The severed hand of ASI Harjeet Singh was successfully re-attached after a 7 and a half hour long surgery at the PGIMER hospital in Chandigarh. The surgery involved the restitching of the hand which was chopped off by a Nihang in Patiala.

Eight persons were arrested inside a Gurdwara after the incident.

Captain Amrinder annouced on social media that the surgery went well and he thanked the PGI staff for the painstaking effort.

“I am happy to share that a 7 1/2 hour long surgery has been successfully completed in PGI to repair the severed wrist of ASI Harjeet Singh. I thank the entire team of doctors and support staff for their painstaking effort. Wishing ASI Harjeet Singh a speedy recovery,” the Punjab CM tweeted.

Captain Amrinder Singh broke the news on Tweeter:

Previous Report:

In a bloody clash in Punjab, a police officer’s hand was chopped off and two others got grievous injuries on Sunday when a group of people attacked them in Punjab’s Patiala town on being asked about curfew permission, police said.

A group of five armed Nihangs, who were travelling in a vehicle, were asked to stop at a vegetable market in Patiala. “They were asked to show the curfew pass. They got angered and in retaliation, they attacked police personnel and government employees deployed there with sharp-edged weapons,” a police official said. The hand of ASI Harjeet Singh was chopped off and immediately admitted to PGI Chandigarh so that the hand could be stitched back.

Nihangs Chop Off ASI’s Hand in COVID-19 Curfew, Others Injured in Patiala

In a bloody clash in Punjab, a police officer’s hand was chopped off and two others got grievous injuries on Sunday when a group of people attacked them in Punjab’s Patiala town on being asked about curfew permission, police said.

A group of five armed Nihangs, who were travelling in a vehicle, were asked to stop at a vegetable market in Patiala. “They were asked to show the curfew pass. They got angered and in retaliation, they attacked police personnel and government employees deployed there with sharp-edged weapons,” a police official said. The hand of ASI Harjeet Singh was chopped off and immediately admitted to PGI Chandigarh so that the hand could be stitched back.

ਖਬਰਾਂ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਤੋਂ

Posted by News18 Punjab on Sunday, April 12, 2020

Eight people were arrested at a nearby Gurdwara Sahib.

Punjab CM Captain Amrinder Singh wrote on Tweeter:

Punjab DGP responded to the incident: