Sikhism

The Khanda is one of most important symbols of Sikhism it is made up three different weapons, which also have a symbolic meaning.

Sikhism is a monotheistic religion, or a religion that believes in one God. The followers are called "Sikhs", and their holy book is the Guru Granth Sahib. An estimated 27 million people are followers of Sikhism, which then makes it the ninth largest religion in the world. A popular place where this religion is practiced is in Asia. Sikhs are usually identified by the Turban that they wear, but not all wear turbans as it is not required.

Sikhism was started around 1500 by Guru Nanak Dev, the first of the "Ten Gurus". It took on a distinct identity in 1699, celebrated by Vaisakhi. This is when Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth guru, started the baptism with Khande di Pahul, and the Sikhs were required to keep the 5 Ks. This is the Khalsa.

Beliefs

Sikh people

The holy book of Sikhism is the Guru Granth Sahib. Granth is a Hindi word, which means "book". It contains the writings of each of first five and ninth guru and of some Bharat and Bhats.

Some basic beliefs

  • There is and has forever only been one God. Implying that there is nothing that is beyond or outside the one God. So, therefore there is nothing being created, destroyed, as the creation and destruction are still only part of the one.
  • The goal of life is to focus on being at one with God. This is attainable by meditation, prayer, and being in the company of others who share a similar goal.

God

Sikhism teaches that God lasts forever, cannot be seen, and has no body. It is taught that he created the universe, can destroy it, and keeps it running. He is considered to be infinite, Alpha and Omega, no beginning and no end. Sikhs worship him, and meditate on his name through intense (passionate) repetition. They believe everything is a part of God and God is a part of everything. Good, bad, neutral are not applicable to God and for human beings, as Sikh philosophy indicates that human beings are born innately good.

Salvation

Followers are all trying to reach salvation, meaning they are trying to break the process of rebirth and become one with God. The thing that is keeping people from reaching union is bad karma. Bad karma is taught to be caused by pride, anger, greed, attachment and lust. Sikhs try to stay away from these things. Sikhs also believe that a piece of god resides within everything in the world. Once an individual discovers the god within and stops searching else then can he reach salvation.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Sikhisme
Alemannisch: Sikhismus
العربية: سيخية
aragonés: Sikhismo
arpetan: Siquismo
অসমীয়া: শিখ ধৰ্ম
asturianu: Sikhismu
azərbaycanca: Siqhizm
تۆرکجه: سیکیزم
বাংলা: শিখধর্ম
Bân-lâm-gú: Sikh-kàu
башҡортса: Сикхизм
беларуская: Сікхізм
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Сыкхізм
भोजपुरी: सिख धर्म
български: Сикхизъм
bosanski: Sikizam
brezhoneg: Sikhegezh
буряад: Сикх шажан
català: Sikhisme
Cebuano: Sihismo
čeština: Sikhismus
Cymraeg: Siciaeth
dansk: Sikhisme
Deutsch: Sikhismus
ދިވެހިބަސް: ސިކުންގެދީން
eesti: Sikhism
Ελληνικά: Σιχισμός
English: Sikhism
español: Sijismo
Esperanto: Sikismo
estremeñu: Sijismu
euskara: Sikhismo
فارسی: سیک
Fiji Hindi: Sikhism
føroyskt: Sikhisma
français: Sikhisme
Frysk: Sikhisme
furlan: Sikhisim
galego: Sikhismo
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Sikh-kau
한국어: 시크교
हिन्दी: सिख धर्म
hrvatski: Sikhizam
Ilokano: Sikhismo
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: শিখ লিচেত
Bahasa Indonesia: Sikhisme
interlingua: Sikhismo
íslenska: Síkismi
italiano: Sikhismo
עברית: סיקיזם
Basa Jawa: Sikhisme
Kabɩyɛ: Sɩkɩsmɩ
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಸಿಖ್ ಧರ್ಮ
ქართული: სიქიზმი
कॉशुर / کٲشُر: سِکھ مَت
қазақша: Сикхалар
Kiswahili: Kalasinga
Ladino: Sihizmo
Latina: Sichismus
latviešu: Sikhisms
lietuvių: Sikhizmas
Limburgs: Sikhisme
Lingua Franca Nova: Sicisme
magyar: Szikhizmus
मैथिली: सिख धर्म
македонски: Сикизам
മലയാളം: സിഖ് മതം
मराठी: शीख धर्म
მარგალური: სიქიზმი
مصرى: سيخ
Bahasa Melayu: Sikhisme
Mirandés: Sikhismo
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဆစ်ခ်ဘာသာ
Nederlands: Sikhisme
नेपाली: सिख धर्म
नेपाल भाषा: सिख धर्म
日本語: シク教
нохчийн: Сикхизм
Norfuk / Pitkern: Siikism
norsk: Sikhisme
norsk nynorsk: Sikhismen
occitan: Sikhisme
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Sikhizm
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਸਿੱਖੀ
پنجابی: سکھ مت
پښتو: سکيزم
Patois: Siikizim
Picard: Sikime
Piemontèis: Sikhism
polski: Sikhizm
português: Siquismo
română: Sikhism
русиньскый: Сікгізм
русский: Сикхизм
саха тыла: Сикхизм
संस्कृतम्: सिखमतम्
Scots: Sikhism
shqip: Sikizmi
slovenčina: Sikhizmus
slovenščina: Sikhizem
Soomaaliga: Siikhismi
کوردی: سیکیزم
српски / srpski: Сикизам
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Sikizam
svenska: Sikhism
Tagalog: Sikhismo
татарча/tatarça: Сикхчылык
Türkçe: Sihizm
українська: Сикхізм
اردو: سکھ مت
Tiếng Việt: Sikh giáo
Võro: Sikhism
West-Vlams: Sjiisme
Winaray: Sikhismo
吴语: 锡克教
ייִדיש: סיקהיזם
粵語: 錫克教
žemaitėška: Sikėzmos
中文: 锡克教