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Did you know? A British Sikh Woman, Harnaam Kaur holds a place in the Guinness Book of world Records as the youngest women to have a beard. She is a 24 year old Sikh model-cum campaigner sporting a six-inch-long facial hair.

There are 11 Gurus in Sikhism: 10 Human form and the eleventh is the current and everlasting Guru which is the Guru Granth Sahib.

Guru Amar Das Ji (5 May 1479 – 1 September 1574) is the longest living Sikh (95 years) in the history of Sikhism.

The Golden Temple in Amristar attracts more visitors than Agra’s Taj Mahal.

At the 1958 Cardiff Commonwealth Games, Milkha Singh won a gold medal in 400m with a clocking time of 46.16 sec. It was here that he became the first to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games from Independent India.

The basic belief of Sikhism is represented in the phrase Ik Onkar meaning “One God”

Sikhism is the fifth largest religion in the world after Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism.

Lion & Lioness

Ever wondered why Sikh Male are called Singh and Sikh females are called Kaur? ‘Singh’ means ‘Lion’ whereas ‘Kaur’ means ‘Lioness’ and thus Sikh men are considered as Lions and women as lioness’

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Any place where the Guru Granth Sahib is installed and treated with due respect according to Sikh Rehat Maryada (the Sikh code of conduct) can be referred to as a Gurudwara, whether it is a room in one’s own house or a separate building.

The universal symbol of Sikhism is the khanda, the double-edged sword flanked by two daggers that represents worldly and spiritual powers, bound by the oneness of God.

All Sikh Gurus since Guru Nanak have worn turbans. However, covering one’s hair with a turban was made an official policy by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. The main reason to wear turban are to take care of the hair, promote equality, and preserve the Sikh identity.

Did you know? The population of Sikhs in India (22,000,000) is greater than the total population of Sri Lanka (20,876,917).

Sikhism is probably the only major organised world religion that does not promote fasting except for medical reasons. The Sikh Gurus discourage the devotee from engaging in this ritual as it is considered to “bring no spiritual benefit to the person”.

Sikhs of New York

An organization promoting the Sikh religion, set a new world record by tying 9000 turbans within eight hours at an annual Turban Day held at Times Square in New York on April 7, 2018.

Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa,
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

The traditional greeting used by Sikhs is "Waheguru Ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh" which means "The Khalsa belongs to God, Victory belongs to God". Another traditional greeting is "Sat Sri Akal" which means "Immortal God is Truth"

Four doors into a Gurudwara

There are four doors into a Gurudwara, known as the Door of Peace, the Door of Livelihood, the Door of Learning and the Door of Grace. These doors are a symbol that people from all four points of the compass are welcome and that members of all four castes are equally welcome.

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