What is Sikhism
Sikhism is the world’s youngest and fifth-largest religion. It originated in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent about the end of the 15th century.
Sikhism started with Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Guru and the religious practices were formalized by Guru Gobind Singh Ji on 13 April 1699.
The fundamental beliefs and teachings of Sikhism have been engrained in the sacred scripture Guru Granth Sahib ji.
These core values and beliefs
There is only one creator
Conduct meditation on the name of the creator
Equality in humankind
Engage in selfless service
The Five ‘K’s
Guru Gobind Singh Ji established the Five ‘K’s during the formalization of Sikhism. It was commanded that all Sikhs wear the Five ‘K’s at all times.
These articles of faith are the identity and signify commitment to the “Sikh way of life”.
Kesh (uncut hair)
Kangha (a wooden comb for the hair)
Kara (an iron bracelet)
Kachera (100% cotton undergarment)
Kirpan (A ceremonial iron dagger)
The sikh religion’s foundation is based on the teachings of 10 Gurus.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji
Guru Angad Dev Ji
Guru Amar Das Sahib Ji
Guru Ram Das Sahib Ji
Guru Arjan Dev Ji
Guru Har Gobind Sahib Ji
Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji
Guru Har Krishan Sahib Ji
Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji
Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji