Sikhism

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Visakhi

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.

Gurdwaras

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.