Teaching about the Sikhs or Sikhism, their Beliefs & Contributions to the World

About Sikhs

Sikhism comes from northern India and is the fifth-largest organized religion in the world. There are over 25 million Sikhs all over the world and a sizable portion of about 1,000,000 in the United States. Sikhism was founded over 500 years ago when “Guru Nanak” while walking across the South Asian subcontinent instructed that all paths lead to the one God, that all persons are equal, and that each of us should be of others.

Gurdwaras

Guru Nanak, the 1st guru, and author of Sikhism established the main gurdwara (Sikh house of worship) in India in the mid-1500s. Gurdwaras were established as a place where Sangat (Sikh strict gatherings) could meet to love as a local area by performing and reflecting on the hymns contained in the Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh holy text).

Sikhism Origin

Sikhs are one of the largest religious groups belonging to Indian Sub-continent. The followers of Sikhism are subsequently known as Sikhs. They follow the preachings and paths established by Saint Guru Nanak ji. The successors of Guru Nanak ji are monothetic and speak punjabi language traditionally. Sikhism is prominently famous for its rich culture, religion, and valour. This religion teaches us to be united and work for everyone’s service.

Sikh Gurus

According to the ancient historical records, the main sikh Gurus were the followers of Shri Guru Nanak Dev and took the sikhism legacy further.

Sikhs in America

From the 19th century, Sikhs started immigrating to the United States. Currently, the Sikh population is nearly around 30 million in the whole world and the majority resides in India rather than USA and Canada. America has the 2nd largest Sikh population residing there for almost 130 years. Since arrival, Sikhs have resided in the USA states of New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Detroit, and California.