Sikhs are adherents of the monotheistic religion known as Sikhism. There are about 30 million Sikhs, most of them living in the North Indian state of Punjab. A 15th century saint Guru Nanak (1469-1539) is founder of Sikhism.
Sikhs are an enterprising people who have migrated in large numbers from India to Canada, USA, UK, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. In the early years of the 20th century, many Sikhs migrated to the U.S., where they settled down as farmers in the central valley of California. Sikhs are also a martial race and large numbers have served with honor in the Indian army.

The word 'Sikh' means disciple in Punjabi, the language spoken by the Sikhs.

The holy book of the Sikhs is known as Guru Granth Sahib.

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Sikh Gurus

Sikhism was established by ten prophet-teachers called Gurus over the period from 1469 to 1708. Each Guru added to and reinforced the message taught by the previous, resulting in the creation of Sikhism.. Add Blog

1 Sikhism was founded in the Punjab India
2 Philosophy of langar

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Sikh LifeStyle

  • Sikh men and women cover their heads at all times as an expression of respect to their Gurus.
  • The Sikh turban symbolizes discipline, integrity, humility, and spirituality. The turban is a mandatory part of Sikh faith, not a social custom, or a hat that can be easily taken on or off.
  • The universal symbol of Sikhism is the khanda, the double-edged sword flanked by two daggers (representing worldly and spiritual powers, bound by the oneness of God).
  • The traditional greeting used by Sikhs is "Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh" which means "The Khalsa belongs to God, Victory belongs to God". Another traditional greeting is "Sat Sri Akal" which means "Immortal God is Truth".


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