Sikh Reform Movements
Important Sikh Movements of 19th century are discussed briefly below.
The Nirankari Movement
This movement, initially an offshoot of Sikhism, was founded in the 1840s by Baba Dayal Das (1783-1885), who emphasized the worship of God as nirankar (formless God). His approach meant a rejection of idols, rituals associated with idolatry and the Brahman priests who conducted these rituals. Dayal Das’s…
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