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Fast Facts on Sikhism

Sikh statistics, history, beliefs and practices at a glance.

Names

Sikhism; Sikh; Sikhs; sikhisme; Sijismo; sikhismo

Adherents

23 million

History

Founded by Guru Nanak, c. 1500, Punjab, India.

Beliefs

one God: Ik Onkar

Practices

Prayer and meditation on God's name, services at temple (gurdwara), turban and five Ks. Balance work, worship, and charity. No monasticism or asceticism.

Texts

Adi Granth (Sri Guru Granth Sahib)

Symbols

Khanda

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Title Fast Facts on Sikhism
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UpdatedNovember 20, 2016
MLA Citation“Fast Facts on Sikhism.” ReligionFacts.com. 20 Nov. 2016. Web. Accessed 5 Dec. 2016. <www.religionfacts.com/sikhism/facts>

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