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Sikhism - Religion, Beliefs, Practices, Founder, Origin, Scripture, Population & History

Religions Sikhism
Founder Guru Nanak
Symbols Khanda
Name of Deity Waheguru (Wa-HEY-guru)
Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib, Dasam Granth, Sarbloh Granth, Five Banis
Follower Sikhs
Population 26 million
World Population Per. 0.30%
Origin 15th century CE
Origination Punjab, India
Place of Worship Gurdwara
Holy City Amritsar, Anandpur Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib
Festivals Vaisakhi, Prakash Parv
Leadership Guru
Languages Punjabi, Hindi, English
Region South Asia, North America

What is Sikhism

The word Sikh (pronounced "Sickh") means 'Disciple' or 'Learner'. the sikh religion was founded in northern india in the 15th century by Guru Nanak Dev Ji.the almost 25 million sikhs worldwide constitute the fifth largest religion in the world.
The community of sikhism who have been initiated into the sikh faith is the 'Khalsa'.

Sikhism developed from the spiritual teachings of guru nanak ji, the first guru and of the nine sikh gurus who succeeded him.
The tenth guru, gobind singh, named the sikh scripture Guru Granth Sahib as his successor, bringing to a close the line of human gurus and establishing the scripture as the last eternal 11th living guru, a religious spiritual/life guide for sikhs.

Important Principle of Sikhism

1. Sikhs believes in one omnipresent, formless god. sikhs commonly call god, Waheguru (Wa-HEY-guru).
2. Sikhs believe in equality amongst all human beings regardless of race or caste. .
3. Observant Sikhs five articles of faith - Kesh (uncut hair), Kirpan (a ceremonial sword), Kara (an iron bracelet), Kanga (comb), and Kachha (breeches).
4. A good life is lived as part of a community, by living honestly and caring for others.
5. Empty religious rituals and superstitions have no value.
6. Sikhs believe that human beings spend their time in a cycle of birth, life, and rebirth.
7. Golden Principles - Kirt Karna, Wand Chhakna, Nam Japna.
8. Be always absorbed in Meditation and Prayer.
9. Share earnings and selflessly serve others..
10. Avoid the Five Sins of Ego - Pride, Lust, Greed, Anger, Attachment.
11. The three duties that a sikh must carry out can be summed up in three words - Pray, Work, Give.

Famous People of the Sikhism Religion

NameProfession / Popular
Guru Nanak DevFounder of Sikhism
Guru Gobind SinghThe Tenth Sikh Guru
Sri ChandElder Son of Guru Nanak
Bhagat SinghSocialist Revolutionary
Udham Singh KambojIndian Revolutionary
Banda Singh BahadurSikh Warrior and a Commander of Khalsa
Maharaja Ranjit SinghSher-e-Punjab or "Lion of Punjab"
Nirmal Jit Singh SekhonParam Vir Chakra Awardee
Manmohan SinghEconomist, 13th Prime Minister of India
Milkha SinghThe Flying Sikh, Athlete
Jagjit SinghThe Ghazal King
Dara Singh Professional Wrestler, Actor, Politician
Snatam KaurSinger, Songwriter and Author
Sukhwinder SinghSinger
Harbhajan Singh Indian cricketer
Diljit DosanjhActor, Singer
Gippy GrewalSinger, Actor
Abhinav BindraSportsman (Shooter), Businessman

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