Sikhism

  • All About the Sikh Family

    All About the Sikh Family

    6/24/2022 9:58:42 AM

    Many Sikhs live in extended families. Learn about the role and significance of each family member in Sikhism, as well as customs like baby naming ceremonies.

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  • PCID to participate in the 10th anniversary celebration of the Sikhi Sewa Society

    PCID to participate in the 10th anniversary celebration of the Sikhi Sewa Society

    4/25/2022 10:50:04 AM

    On April 2, 2022, the Sikhi Sewa Society in Italy (founded in 2011), an initiative mostly of Sikh youths with the objective of community-building and assisting and accompanying Sikhs with integration into Italy, will commemorate the tenth anniversary of its foundation.

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  • The Four Laava: the Sikh Wedding Hymns

    The Four Laava: the Sikh Wedding Hymns

    4/6/2022 10:27:21 AM

    The four hymns of Laav are performed during the four nuptial rounds of the Sikh wedding ceremony. Each Laav describes a different spiritual stage of married life, ending with the soul-bride and divine groom realizing their ultimate destiny as one soul.

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  • Sikhism Gurus and Historical Figures

    Sikhism Gurus and Historical Figures

    3/21/2022 9:02:36 PM

    A succession of ten gurus developed and established the tenets of Sikhism. The famous people and important leaders of Sikh history include influential women, fearless warriors, and countless brave and heroic martyrs who stood fast for their faith when confronted with infamous tyrannical villains.

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  • Nishan Sahib Defined: Sikh Flag

    Nishan Sahib Defined: Sikh Flag

    2/7/2022 11:18:53 AM

    Nishan is a word with Arabic roots. In Sikhism, Nishan means flag, insignia, or banner. Sahib is a term of respect meaning Master, or Lord. In Sikhism, the flag is addressed as Nishan Sahib to show respect for the exalted insignia.

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  • Sikh Prayers, Sacred Scriptures, and Texts

    Sikh Prayers, Sacred Scriptures, and Texts

    12/31/2021 9:20:01 AM

    Discover Sikhism's many forms of prayer and worship, including daily prayers, meditation, and scriptures. Plus, information on Guru Granth, how Sikhs care for their holy scripture, and how to read a hukam, the divine command of the Guru.

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  • Do Sikhs Believe in a Bible?

    Do Sikhs Believe in a Bible?

    7/9/2021 10:31:47 AM

    The word bible is derived from the Greek word biblia meaning books. The term which originates from Byblos an ancient Phoenician city which traded in papyrus used in producing a paper like substance for writing upon. Scriptures and scrolls were among the earliest of hand written books. 

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  • Mukti Defined: Emancipation and Attainment of Salvation

    Mukti Defined: Emancipation and Attainment of Salvation

    4/28/2021 10:16:33 AM

    Mukti is a derivative of the root word Mukt which can mean absolution, deliverance, emaciation, freedom, liberation, pardon, release, or salvation. In Sikhism, mukti generally refers to liberation from the bondage of five influences of ego. 

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  • 10 Ways That Sikhism Differs From Hinduism A Comparison of Beliefs, Faith, and Practices

    10 Ways That Sikhism Differs From Hinduism A Comparison of Beliefs, Faith, and Practices

    4/19/2021 10:48:51 AM

    Sikhs are not Hindus. Sikhism rejects many aspects of Hinduism. Sikhism is a distinct religion with a unique scripture, principles, code of conduct, guidelines, initiation ceremony, and appearance developed over three centuries by ten gurus, or spiritual masters.

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