Sikhs are ordered to bow and worship the ONE and Only "Guru Granth Sahib".

"Guru Granth Sahib" is the only Holy Scripture written and compiled by the Gurus themselves.


Sikhs are governed by 3 Main Principles

1. "Naam Japna" = Meditate in One God's name.

2. "Kirat Karna" = Work Hard & Make Honest living

3. "Vand Chakna" = Share with others

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"Truth is High - Higher still is Truthful Living"
-Guru Nanak

These are principles Sikhs live by......

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This site is dedicated to educating those who are interested about Sikhs.
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Sikhism 101

Facts You Should Know About Sikhs

 

Sikhs believe that every woman and man has the same equal status before God, who created the universe and all the faiths.  

Sikhism is the 5th largest religion in the world, and a monotheistic faith. There are about 27 Million Sikhs worldwide and makeup 0.39% of the world population. 83% of Sikhs, lives in India but, more than a million  in U.S. and Canada.

Sikhism was established during 1500s by the 1st Guru or Prophet, Guru Nanak. After his death in 1539 , Nine Gurus succeeded him. The last living Guru, Guru Gobind Singh died in 1708.

After Services, Sikhs partake in Langar, a communal meal, typically of Punjabi vegetarian food donated, cooked and served by volunteers.

In these meals, everyone is welcomed to join without regard to a person’s status or religion.

The “Kirpan is a ceremonial mini sword, not a weapon that reminds all the Sikhs to fight against injustice in the world. The Kara is a metal bracelet worn by all Sikhs to remind them of their unity to God and to stand up for the weak.

Holly Book is covered, respected and placed on a higher throne with an attendant present.

Sikhs encourage not only their own but everyone to develop their moral character through generosity, humility, self-less service and love for the Lord.

Sikhs keep their hair uncut as sign of living harmony with God. All men and some women cover their hair with turbans as mark of their faith.

 “Sikh” means “seeker of knowledge” in Punjabi language. It can also be understood as “Student” a Student that follows the teachings of the “Guru” (Teacher).

The central Sikh shrine is the Harmandir Sahib” or Golden Temple located in Amritsar, India.

The Sikhs places of worship are called “Gurdwara” or “Guru’s House” where the Sikh Holy Book called “Guru Granth Sahib” is kept. Inside, one must remove their shoes and everyone cover their heads and sit on the floor as sign of equality.

Throughout history, there have been many records of Sikhs fighting for the freedom to worship not just for themselves, but for all religions. Sikhs are hardworking, respectful, generous and enterprising by nature. Sikhs have always believed that every individual has the right and freedom to worship and practice their religion according to their choice. Sikhs have helped in fighting against these kinds of tyranny. Matter of fact the 9th Guru gave his life to protect Kashmiri Hindus from conversions by muslims.