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Sikhism, founded on the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev and ten successive Sikh Gurus (the last one being the
sacred text Guru Granth Sahib) in 15th century Punjab, is the fifth-largest organized religion in the world.
This system of religious philosophy and expression has been traditionally known as the Gurmat (literally the
counsel of the gurus) or the Sikh Dharma.
Sikhism originated from the word Sikh, which in turn comes from the Sanskrit root sisya meaning "disciple"
or "learner", or siksa meaning "instruction".
The principal belief of Sikhism is faith in WAHEGURU —represented using the sacred symbol of Ek-Onkar,
the Universal God.
Sikhism advocates the pursuit of salvation through disciplined, personal meditation on the name and
message of God.
A key distinctive feature of Sikhism is a non-anthropomorphic concept of God, to the extent that one
can interpret God as the Universe itself.
The followers of Sikhism are ordained to follow the teachings of the ten Sikh gurus as well as the holy
scripture entitled the Guru Granth Sahib, which, along with the writings of six of the ten Sikh Gurus,
includes selected works of many devotees from diverse socio-economic and religious backgrounds.
The text was decreed by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth guru, as the final guru of the Khalsa Panth.
Sikhism's traditions and teachings are distinctively associated with the history, society and culture of the
Adherents of Sikhism are known as Sikhs (students or disciples) and number over 23 million across the world.
Three Principles
Ten Gurus
Guru Granth Sahib
Panj Pyare
Panj Kakar
Panj Takhats
Sikh Concepts
Glossary of terms