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Sikhism project

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Transcript of Sikhism project

Guru Nanak
The founder of the Sikhism religion
was Guru Nanak.
How Sikhs worship
The sikhism followers worship god and only god.
Sikh main symbols
They wake up three hours before dawn
Have a bath, and start the day meditating on god.

Sikh Holidays
-Khanda
- symbols God's concern for truth, justice, and spiritual power.
Sikh god and gurus
- One god that has no form or gender
- Eleven Gurus
Guru Nanak 1469 - 1539
- Everyone has direct access to God
- Everyone is equal before God
Sikhism Religion
Followers of the sikh religion
-23,800,000 followers
-Most followers are located in Punjab India
Sikhism
Sikhism began in 1500 C.E Sikhism began in the area of South Asia in India Punjab area.
Diwali
The Sikh religion has four main holidays. These holidays include Diwali, Hola Mahalla, Gurpurbs and Vaisakhi.
Diwali celebrates the release from prison of the sixth guru named Guru Hargobind, as well as 52 other princes that were with him in 1619
- Also known as the Festival of Light.
- Celebrated towards the end of October or early November.
- Celebrated by lighting the Golden Temple.
Hola Mahalla
Ik Onkar
Started as a day to hold mock battles and practice military exercises.
-started by Guru Gobind Singh.
-celebrated around March 17th.
-today, a martial arts parade is held to celebrate.
Gurpurbs
Festivals associated with the lives of the Gurus. Happy celebrations.
-celebrated when Sikhs get married, give birth, move into a new home or pass away.
-takes 48 hours to celebrate and the celebrating is finished on the day of the festival.
Vaisakhi
Celebrates the Sikh new year!
-celebrated around April 13th or 14th.
-celebrated with singing, dancing and singing.
Religious Leaders

~Guru Nanak
~Guru Angad
~Guru Amar Das
~Guru Ram Das
~Guru Arjan
One supreme reality
-Central tenet.
-One supreme reality.
- ik means one or untited.
-On means supreme, ultimate, highest god.
~Guru Har Gobind
~Guru Har Rai
~Guru Har Krishan
~Guru Tegh Bahadur
~Guru Gobind Singh
There are set prayers a sikh should recite.
They are in the morning , evening, and before they go to sleep.
Sikh Place of Worship
A Sikh place of worship is called a Gurdwara.
When entering, Sikhs are expected to...
-Remove shoes
-Cover bare head
-Wash hands
-Bow down & touch the floor
-Sit on the floor
How the religion began
It began when Guru Nanak began teaching a faith that was quite distinct from Hinduism and Islam. Nine Gurus followed Guru Nanak and developed the Sikh faith and community over the next centuries.
How Sikhs practice their beliefs


Sikhs should engage in repeating the name of the Lord

Sikhs should live an honest life

Sikhs should share their wealth

Sikhs should wear the 5K's as articles of faith

-Long and uncut hair with a turban to protect their head

-Kanga - a small comb to keep the hair clean and healthy

Kaccha - underwear in the form of shorts to exercise self control

Kara - a steel bangle to remind the person to offer all activity to the Guru

Kirpan - a small ceremonial dagger


The sikhs practice their beliefs by following this way of life:
Sikhism core beliefs
Sikhs have many core beliefs they must follow, some basic beliefs are:
-Sikhs believe in one God. He is the same for all people of all religions.

-Sikhism teaches equality of all people. Sikhism preaches that people of different races, religions, or gender are all equal in the eyes of God. Sikhism teaches the full equality of men and women.

-Sikhism emphasizes daily devotion to the remembrance of God. One should remember God at all times.

-Sikhism teaches religious freedom. All people have the right to follow their own path to God without condemnation from others.
Sikhism sacred text
The differences between the sikhism sects
Project by: Calli martens,
Paige green, Baban grewal,
and Emma musto
Sikhs do have a sacred text.
It's called Siri Guru Granth Sahib


The Granth is the central text of Sikhism, a religion that emerged in the Punjab region of India in the 15th Century. Sikhism is a unique faith which has aspects of Islam: monotheism and iconoclasm, and Hinduism: reincarnation, karma and nirvana.
The main difference between Namdhari Sikhs and mainstream Sikhs is their belief in Jagjit Singh as their living Guru (as opposed to the Guru Granth Sahib, the present Guru of Sikhs).

Other differences include being: strict vegetarians; placing equal importance between the Guru Granth Sahib and the Dasam Granth, the holy book written by the 10th Guru, Guru Gobind Singh.



-World's 5th largest religion

-Originated in India, over 500 years old

-Distinct religion, having no links with Hinduism or Islam

-83,000 Sikh soldiers died during Two World wars

-Sikhs are living in America since 1897
Fun Facts!
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