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A way of life and philosophy well ahead of its time when it was founded over 500 years ago, The Sikh religion today has a following of over 20 million people worldwide. Sikhism preaches a message of devotion and remembrance of God at all times, truthful living, equality of mankind, social justice and denounces superstitions and blind rituals. Sikhism is open to all through the teachings of its 10 Gurus enshrined in the Sikh Holy Book and Living Guru, Sri Guru Granth Sahib.

The Sikhs have two holy books for their guidance and underlying beliefs and principles laid down by the Ten Gurus called the Sri Guru Granth Sahib and Dasam Granth. The Sri Guru Granth has 1430 pages of actual words spoken by the founders of the Sikh religion. The Dasam Granth has texts mainly from the tenth guru and prayers.

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We remember... Prakash Singh, 39 (Life Lost at the Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooting, Sunday August 5th, 2012). Prakash's wife and teenage children had recently moved from India to join him in Wisconsin, and were living in the temple. A Sikh priest, Singh performed daily services, which would have included recitations from the religion's holy book, leading prayers and lecturing on how to practice Sikhism.

Guru Nanak Jayanti | Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the Sikh faith, was born in the month of Kartik, and his birthday is known as Guru Nanak Jayanti. The anniversaries of Sikh Guru’s are known as Gurpurabs and are celebrated with devotion and dedication. The celebrations also include the three-day Akhand path, during which the holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib is read continuously, from beginning to end without a break.

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This golden throne houses the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhs.

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Amritsar, Punjab, India The holiest site in Sikhism, the Golden Temple seems to float on the water. It enshrines the holy book, Guru Granth Sahib, which is venerated by pilgrims throughout the day and put to bed at night.

A ‘sevakaar’ takes the Guru Granth Sahib, Sikhism’s holy book, on his head from the Chowki to sukhaasan after prayers, in Gurgaon. (Abhinav Saha/HT Photo)

PlanIt - RE Year 3 - Sikhism Lesson 5: Holy Book Lesson Pack - Guru Granth Sahib, Mool Mantar, Sukhmani Sahib Bani, prayers, Guru Nanak

Guru Nanak Dev (October 20, 1469 – September 7, 1539) was the founder of Sikhism, and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus. ... The last Guru said that there would be no more Gurus after him and Sikhs would be taught by the Sikh holy book, which is called Guru Granth Sahib.

Guru Gobind Singh #2: Creator of Khalsa - Introducing many customs practiced today - Holy book successor.

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Sikhism was founded in the Punjab by Guru Nanak in the 15th Century CE and is a monotheistic religion. Sikhs think religion should be practised by living in the world and coping with life's everyday problems.

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