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Learning objectives
• To be able to understand the basic history of Sikhism
• To know what the five K’s are at the end of ...
• Around 1500 CE
• Punjab area of
South Asia (Now
parts of India and
Pakistan)
• Guru Nanak started
teaching Sikhism
• At ...
• There have been 10 human Gurus
• The Guru is seen as an enlightened
teacher, not a God
• Each Guru would appoint his
suc...
What are the 5 K’s?
What do they Represent?
This is
called the
Khanda.
This Symbol
represents some
of the concepts
of Sikh...
What are the 5 K’s?
• The 5 K’s are objects that most Sikhs carry to represent
different aspects of their religion.
• The ...
Kesh Kesh
means
uncut
hair.
Uncut hair
symbolizes
holiness and
strength.
Hair is part of
God’s creation,
by having uncut
h...
Kara
The Kara
is a steel
bracelet.
The Kara
symbolizes
eternity,
showing God
has no
beginning or
end.
The Kara also
repres...
Kachehra/Kaccha
The
Kachehra is
a pair of
underwear.
The Kachehra
symbolizes
chastity.
The Kachehra
should not go
below th...
Kanga
The Kanga
is a
wooden
comb.
The Kanga
symbolizes a
clean body
and a clean
mind.
The Kanga is
used to brush
the uncut...
Kirpan
The Kirpan
is a sword.
The Kirpan
represents
courage
and
defence.
The Kirpan
symbolizes self-
defense,
defense of G...
What is the place of worship?
The Gurdwara is the Sikh
place of worship. Gurdwara
means gateway to the guru.
Services
• Services are based
on the writings in
the Guru Granth
Sahib. A scripture of
a collection of
teachings. Together...
Services
• The service ends with a
shared meal known as
langar.
• Langar is served to
everyone who attends
the Gurdwara.
•...
• When both the mother and child are ready to move
about, they are taken to the Gurdwara along with
the rest of the family...
• A Sikh marriage is called Anand Karaj.
• The Guru Granth Sahib is present during the
wedding ceremony.
• While reciting ...
• Death is considered a natural process.
• Public displays of grief at a funeral is discouraged
and so is worshipping the ...
How many human Gurus
were there?
15
2
10
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What does Khalsa mean?
Pure
Holy
Spiritual
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What is a Gurdwara?
A temple where Sikhs go for prayers
A sacred bangle
A house full of Holy people
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What is Armit?
Sacred water
Sweet water
Holy salt water
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  1. 1. Learning objectives • To be able to understand the basic history of Sikhism • To know what the five K’s are at the end of the lesson • To understand what a Gurdwara is • To understand the main Rites of passenger of Sikhs
  2. 2. • Around 1500 CE • Punjab area of South Asia (Now parts of India and Pakistan) • Guru Nanak started teaching Sikhism • At the time the area was distinctly Hindu and Islamic How did Sikhism begin?
  3. 3. • There have been 10 human Gurus • The Guru is seen as an enlightened teacher, not a God • Each Guru would appoint his successor • The last human Guru (Guru Gobind Singh) appointed the Sikh sacred texts as the final and enduring Guru (Referred to as Sri Guru Granth Sahib) What are the Gurus?
  4. 4. What are the 5 K’s? What do they Represent? This is called the Khanda. This Symbol represents some of the concepts of Sikhism. The Khanda is made up by some of the 5 K’s. So what are the 5 K’s?
  5. 5. What are the 5 K’s? • The 5 K’s are objects that most Sikhs carry to represent different aspects of their religion. • The reason they are called the 5 K’s is because the name of all 5 objects begin with a ‘K.’ • Sikhs who carry these 5 K’s are called Khalsa. Khalsa meaning “pure.” • Both men and women can carry the 5 K’s. • Each one of the 5 K’s has a different significance, but they all just as important as each other. • The 5 K’s are………
  6. 6. Kesh Kesh means uncut hair. Uncut hair symbolizes holiness and strength. Hair is part of God’s creation, by having uncut hair it shows the acceptance of God’s gift. This applies for all body hair, women and men.
  7. 7. Kara The Kara is a steel bracelet. The Kara symbolizes eternity, showing God has no beginning or end. The Kara also represents restrained and not doing anything against the Guru’s wishes. The Kara is worn on the right wrist.
  8. 8. Kachehra/Kaccha The Kachehra is a pair of underwear. The Kachehra symbolizes chastity. The Kachehra should not go below the knees. The Kachehra helps to stop one from making the wrong moves, and remind them of their duty.
  9. 9. Kanga The Kanga is a wooden comb. The Kanga symbolizes a clean body and a clean mind. The Kanga is used to brush the uncut hair, keeping it neat and tidy. It is important to look after God’s creation (our body).
  10. 10. Kirpan The Kirpan is a sword. The Kirpan represents courage and defence. The Kirpan symbolizes self- defense, defense of God and defense of the weak. The rule is “never do injustice and never let anyone else do injustice”
  11. 11. What is the place of worship? The Gurdwara is the Sikh place of worship. Gurdwara means gateway to the guru.
  12. 12. Services • Services are based on the writings in the Guru Granth Sahib. A scripture of a collection of teachings. Together with chants and prayers from the gurus known as keertan.
  13. 13. Services • The service ends with a shared meal known as langar. • Langar is served to everyone who attends the Gurdwara. • The food is shared out by the Granthi, which is the person who looks after the Gurdwara.
  14. 14. • When both the mother and child are ready to move about, they are taken to the Gurdwara along with the rest of the family. • They recite hymns from the Guru Granth Sahib. • Karah Prashad and Amrit are prepared. • The new-born's name is chosen from the Hukam. The Granthi randomly opens a page from the Guru Granth and recites the hymn on that page. The name is chosen by the first letter of the first word on that hymn. What is a Nam Karan?
  15. 15. • A Sikh marriage is called Anand Karaj. • The Guru Granth Sahib is present during the wedding ceremony. • While reciting the Lavan the couple must walk around the Guru Granth Sahib four times. • Wedding ceremonies can be performed by any Sikhs who has gone through the Armit initiation. • Sikhs believe in monogamy. • Widows and widowers may remarry. • Child marriage is forbidden. What is an Anand Karaj?
  16. 16. • Death is considered a natural process. • Public displays of grief at a funeral is discouraged and so is worshipping the dead with gravestones. • Cremation is what Sikhs prefers. • Before cremation the body is cleaned and clothed by a family member. • Hymns are recited, while being cremated they recite a night time prayer and Ardas is performed. • Non continuos reading of the whole Guru Granth Sahib takes place and concludes on the 10th day. Funeral Rites
  17. 17. How many human Gurus were there? 15 2 10
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  19. 19. What does Khalsa mean? Pure Holy Spiritual
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  21. 21. What is a Gurdwara? A temple where Sikhs go for prayers A sacred bangle A house full of Holy people
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  23. 23. What is Armit? Sacred water Sweet water Holy salt water
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