Sikhism is the religion of the Sikhs. Sikhism is not a blend or reproduction of earlier religions but a New Revelation altogether. In its simplest form, Sikhism represents a spiritual path to God and a just social order for all. The religion was founded in India by Guru Nanak in the form of ten Gurus (1469-1708). The tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh proclaimed the eleventh and last Guru as the Guru Granth Sahib, which is the revered Holy scriptures of the Sikhs.The teachings that the Gurus gave to this world came to them directly from God

Over twenty million Sikhs follow a revealed, distinct, and unique religion born five centuries ago in the Punjab region of northern India. Between 1469 and 1708, ten Gurus preached a simple message of truth, devotion to God, and universal equality.

Often mistaken as a combination of Hinduism and Islam, the Sikh religion can be characterized as a completely independent faith:

Sikhism rejects idolatry, the caste system, ritualism, and asceticism. It recognizes the equality between both genders and all religions, prohibits the intake of any intoxicants, and encourages an honest, truthful living.

Sikhs have their own holy scripture, Guru Granth Sahib. Written, composed, and compiled by the Sikh Gurus themselves, the Guru Granth Sahib serves as the ultimate source of spiritual guidance for Sikhs.

While the Sikhs hold their Gurus in high reverence, they are not to be worshipped, Sikhs may only worship God.

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