Topic: Sikhism




Sikhism is not a widely known religion in today's world. It was founded in the 15th century. It contains a strong and mystical devotional basis and is viewed as a monotheistic religion.This practice is only 300 years old and has grown since then, now with over 28 million followers.
Sikhism traces its founding to many Gurus, but the main Gurus are Guru Nanakand and his 9 successers, who had small groups of disciples. Sikhism was created by mostly Hinduism and Islam people.
Sikhism is mostly prominent in India, because its capital city is Punjab, India. Punjab, India is where 90 percent of the Indian Sikhs live. Sikhism is also practiced widely in the UK, with Sikhism being its third-most practiced religion. Sikhism is also prominent in North America.
Many people have chosen to be a Sikh because it is a religion where everyone is equal, and no one looks down on each other. Sikh people don't believe that their religion is inferior, and its missionaries don't usually pursue conversions from different religions. It is a faith of hope and cheer. Sikhism is based on simplicity and it's followers do not call it a religion, but a way of life.
The people of this religion believe in a cycle of reincarnation and end the cycle with meditation with their God. They also believe that God can only be percieved by those who see him in his creation. They also believe that if you reject loyalty to the world and it's values and you meditate that you will you will end your life with God.
The first Sikh temple was built by Nanuk at Karputur. The famous golden temple was founded by Ram Das Sodi in 1577. The golden temple is located in the Indian city of Amristar.
Sikhism is not a widely known religion, but has plenty of followers. Sikhism's stewardship was mostly developed by the five main Gurus. Nanak believed that there is one god and creator they called Satnam. Sikhism's history traces back to Guru Nanak and his small group of desciples. But Sikhism mainly goes with Hinduism and Islam. Sikhism is significant because it is spread across India. However, Sikhism rejects the caste system, but like the Hindus, there is a belief in darma, kharma, and nirvana.

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The Golden Temple at Amristar

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