Articles Of Faith
- Kesh - Uncut hair, which is kept covered by a distinctive turban.\
- Kirpan - A religious sword, which represents readiness to project the weak & fight against injustice.
- Kara - A metal bracelet, which represents strength.
- Kanga - A wooden comb, which represents cleanliness.
- Kachera - Cotton undergarments which represents self-disiplice.
Guru Granth Sahib
A collection of hymns and poems, is unique among holy scriptures, as it contains not only writings by sikhs but also the words of saints and prophets of other religions. This acceptance of all humanity as children of God is exemplified by the following composition.
The first gurdwaras was built in the 1580's by Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth guru, the gurdwara has four doors, signifying that it is open to all, regardless of religion.