The word 'Sikh' is a word form the Punjabi language and means 'disciple'. It denotes that Sikhs are the disciples of God and follow the writings and teachings of the Ten Sikh Gurus and these teachings are enshrined in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. The teachings of Sikhism are practical and universal in their appeal to all mankind.
Definition of a Sikh
Philosophy and Beliefs
Sikh religion was established in 1469 by Guru Nanak dev ji and was followed by 11 Gurus which are as follows.
1. Guru Nanak Dev ji
2. Guru Angad Dev Ji
3. Guru Amardas Ji
4. Guru Ramdas Ji
5. Guru Arjan Dev Ji
6. Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji
7. Guru Har Rai Ji
8. Guru Har Krishan Sahib Ji
9. Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Ji
10. Guru Gobind Singh Ji
11. Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
When Guru Gobind Singh Ji went to Sachkhand they ordered Sikhs that there will be no living Guru for Sikhs now and gave Gurugadhi to Guru Granth Sahib Ji who is 11th Guru of Sikhs.
Guru Granth Sahib Ji has all of the teaching which has been taught by 10 Gurus for a better tomorrow. Sikhs were ordered to follow teaching from Guru Granth Sahib ji and start their day with a Hukumnama.
Hukumana is a daily order/ advise from Guru sahib to follow throughout the day for a better life.
Guru Gobind Singh ji created Khalsa in 1699 with 5 Piare. They were Bhai Daya Singh ji, Bhai Sahib Singh Ji, Bhai Himmat Singh Ji, Bhai Mohkam Singh Ji, Bhai Dharam Singh Ji. Khalsa was brought to light to protect poor and to help the one who is in need. To become Khalsa you need to be in Rehat and needs to stay away from 4 Kurehat (Ku means Opposite or negation and rehat means code of conduct).
It is said that when Guru Gobind Singh first initialed the five Sikhs (Khalsa) in 1699 he mentioned the four Kurehta (the four prohibitions) to them after they had taken Amrit (baptism ceremony with water) at Vaisakhi 1699.
Sikhism was founded more than 500 years ago by Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
It is a way of life and philosophy which was well ahead of its time when it was founded in 1469.
The Sikh faith today has a following of over 20 million people worldwide.
Meditate & Recite Waheguru's name. Feel His Divine Presence in Everything & Everyone.
Lead a Honest & Truthful life. Earn a Righteous Livelihood.
Share with Everyone. Help the Needy. Do selfless Service for Humanity.