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Visakhi is held on April 14, for Sikhs it is a cultural and spiritual celebration. Its a harvest festival in Punjab, Spiritually it marks the day that Guru Gobind Singh established he Khalsa. This is a day long celebration that includes religion, parades, music and dancing.

Articles of Faith

The five Sikh articles of faith that should be worn everyday

Kesh- uncut hair, covered by a turban

Kirpan- a religious sword which represents to protect the weak and fight against injustice.

Kara- a metal bracelet which represents strength

Kanga- a wooden comb which represents cleanliness

Kachera- cotton underwear which represents self-discipline

Guru Granth Sahib

is the central religious text of Sikhism, considered by Sikhs to be the final, sovereign guru among the lineage of 10 Sikh Gurus of the religion.


A golden temple in Amritsar, the most popular gurdwaras in the world. It was built in the 1580's by Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Guru who wanted Sikhs to have a central place of worship.