Who are The Sikhs?

Sikhs are people associated with Sikhism, a monotheistic religion that originated in the 15th century in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent, based on the revelation of Guru Nanak. The term Sikh has its origin in the word śiṣya (शिष्य), meaning 'disciple' or 'student'.

 

 According to Article I of the Sikh Rehat Maryada ('code of conduct'), a Sikh is:

Any human being who faithfully believes in One Immortal Being; eleven gurus, from Guru Nanak to Guru Granth Sahib; the teachings of the 6 Gurus, 15 bhagats, 11 bhatts, 4 Gursikhs and the baptism bequeathed by the tenth Guru.

Male Sikhs generally have Singh ('lion') as their middle or last name, though not all Singhs are necessarily Sikhs; likewise, female Sikhs have Kaur ('princess') as their middle or last name.

 

Sikhs who have undergone the Khanḍe-kī-Pahul ('baptism by Khanda') which is an initiation ceremony known as Amrit  Sanchar are from the day of their initiation known as Khalsa Amritdhari Sikhs, and they must at all times have on their bodies five Ks:

  1. kesh, uncut hair, which is kept covered usually by a dastār, also known as a turban;

  2. kara, an iron or steel bracelet;

  3. kirpan, a dagger-like sword tucked into a gatra strap or a kamal kasar belt;

  4. kachera, a cotton undergarment; and

  5. kanga, a small wooden comb.

The Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent has been the historic homeland of the Sikhs, having even been ruled by the Sikhs for significant parts of the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, the Punjab state in northwest India has a majority Sikh population, and sizeable communities of Sikhs exist around the world. Many countries, such as the United Kingdom, recognize Sikhs as a designated religion on their censuses,[34] and, as of 2020, Sikhs are considered as a separate ethnic group in the United States.

Sikhs are a martial race and are well known for their fearlessness, selflessness, stealing victory from they jaws f defeat. The best part is that the religion is barely 500 years old and when it comes to helping the society, as per Sikhism you just can't sit around and do  nothing.  You must contribute. It is also well known that a devout Sikh would not raise or use sword against any human other than in self defence. Sikhism was supposed to uproot the evil of pujariwad.  Lets all make every effort to make sure we do not fail when the same Pujariwad has entered Sikhism too. If we do not act now, we may never get another chance to repay our debt to Mother India.