Sikhism 101

Sikhism was founded upon profound reverence for the
sanctity of the spiritual nature of every human being
and abiding respect for whatever path that brings any
person into their relationship with The Holy. Sikhs are
known throughout the world for their remarkably generous
hospitality in feeding the hungry.

Sikh Sacred Texts in Sacred Places

The Guru Granth Sahib, the sacred text of the Sikh
religion, the fifth largest religion in the world
today, was founded in the 15th century by Guru
Nanak in the Punjab area of India and Pakistan in a
time of the great injustice of the caste system.

Decoding Rituals and Symbols of Sikhism

Last Saturday, with an icy wind whipping and dark storm
clouds gathering overhead, the Khalsa Care Foundation
graciously opened its doors to our group of more than 40
people for a fascinating spiritual conversation and teaching
about “Decoding Rituals and Symbols of Sikhism.”

Sikh Festivals and Observances

The Nanakshahi calendar is a tropical solar calendar used to determine the dates for important Sikh events. It has been in use since 1998.