Sikhism

Celebration

Sikhim's most popular holiday is Visakhi, which is held on April 14. For Sikh it is a cultural and a spiritual day of celebration and it is celebrated as a harvest festival. The celebration includes religious services, parades, music, and dancing.

Articles of faith

People who have been initiated into the Khalsa wear a "uniform"that binds them together as a community and reminds them about their commitment to sikhism.


Kesh - uncut hair, which is kept covered by a distinctive turban

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

Kara - a metal bracelet, which represents strength

Kanga - a wooden comb,which represents cleanliness

Kachera - cotton undergarments, which represents self-discipline

The Guru Granth Sahib

A collection of hymns and poems

Gurdwaras

It is a golden temple in armritsar and it is one of the most famous ones. The original gurdwara was built in the 1580s by Guru Arjan Dev.