About Sikhs

Sikhs aim every day to uphold trustworthiness, empathy, generosity, humility, honesty, governance and otherworldly uplift. The Sikh petition ends with a wish for government assistance for all of humanity. The place of Sikh love invites individuals, all beings alike, and is the foundation. Many Sikhs wear five statements of faith to communicate their obligation to these virtues, which include long hair that men and some women tie with a turban.

Sikhs have lived in America for more than 150 years, helped build the transcontinental railroad, served bravely in every important universal conflict, were at the forefront of the fight for social liberties, and were the people on the call of 9/11.

Gurdwaras, or Sikh shrines, are found in many American urban communities. Everyone is welcomed happily, and in the spirit of the local area, all the gathering goes to share a feast.

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.

“Sikh” means “Searcher of Truth”. As an established belief in affection, Sikhism represents the equality of women and men and forbids any separation with respect to race, gender, caste, or color, ideology. Sikhism has three central tenets: devotion or meditation, truthful living, and governance for mankind.

Sikhism is recognized as one of the youngest religions of the world with almost 25-30 million followers. The holy religious book Guru Granth Sahib guides the followers to be active, creative and be truthful in life. Sikhs pray to god and read holy scriptures in the Gurdwara. Holy langars are also organized everyday for the devotees, poors and daily visitors. Siksh celebrates their festivals as organized in the sikh calendar that is designed keeping in mind the stars, horoscopes, and traditional months. Usually, the birth anniversaries of sikh Gurus are celebrated as festivals. Siksim teaches us to be more humble towards the needy and weak people. Sikhs follow the unified version of God.

Basic Understanding of Sikhism

  • Sikhs believe in an omnipresent, formless God. Sikhs generally refer to the god as Waheguru.
  • Sikhs treat people as equal in all walks of life
  • The Sikhs kept a stock of imbalance among all people regardless of caste or rank.
  • The opportunity to openly choose and practice the religion is the foundation of Sikhism. We accept that God has many ways and many paths to seek reality.
  • Sikhs are trusted to administer the local area and give it to the less fortunate.
  • The observant Sikhs have five statements of faith – kesh (full hair), kirpan (a ceremonial blade), kara (an iron armband), kanga (brush), and kachra (underpants).
  • 99% of Americans who wear turbans are Sikhs. The turban communicates the obligation of a Sikh to protect and support correspondence and equality for all persons.