Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Sedgley Street
Guru Granth Sahib (Holy Scripture) on throne
Sikhism began with Guru Nanak (1469
– 1539), proclaiming unity between Islam and Hinduism, and each other. Khalsa
was formed in 1699 by the tenth Guru, Gobind Singh (1666-1708) to fight
persecution. He publicly baptised the five beloved ones, who had offered their
lives expecting to be executed. They all took the name “Singh” (lion) and
wore the five K’s: Kes (uncut hair), Kanga (comb), Kirpan (dagger sword), kara
(steel bracelet), Kachh (shorts). Women were name Kaur
(princess, lioness). Guru Gobind Singh proclaimed the Granth Sahib to be the
only Guru of the Sikhs.
May Nam, the religion
preached by Nanak prevail and prosper.
WAHEGURU JI KHALSA - Both Khalsa and the Victory come from GOD ALMIGHTY
©2001 Wolverhampton Inter Faith Group
Last modified: June 09, 2001