The purpose of this website is to raise awareness of the core values of Sikhism.Pritpal @ Golden Temple





Everywhere I go I am always asked the same questions. Why do I wear a turban? Why do I have a beard? What is Sikhism? Hopefully this site will answer those questions for you.

Sikhism is a monotheistic faith formed in the fifteenth century by our first Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji and the following nine human Gurus were sent by God himself to deliver his message to us at a time when conditions of society in India had deteriorated to the lowest level with mass discrimination and prejudice based on religion, caste, creed, status and gender.

Our 10th Guru then compiled all the teachings of our Guru’s into our Holy Scriptures, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib.

The Sri Guru Granth Sahib is our 11th and eternal Guru and is the living embodiment of all the preceding 10 Guru’s. The scriptures are considered the Supreme Spiritual Authority and Head of the Sikh religion and consists of 1430 Ang and 5867 hymns. It is collection of devotional hymns and poetry which proclaims God, puts emphasis on meditation of God and lays down moral and ethical rules for development of the soul, spiritual salvation and unity with God.

In essence, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji contains all the answers a Sikh needs to master their life and reach the goal of merging with God.


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