Sikhism 2018-04-02T02:47:07+00:00

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

  • Seek truth

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)

Sikh Gurus

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