Universal or Ethnic? Why?
Ethnic- not universally spread
Mono or Poly? Mono
Prophet or Founding Thinker : Guru Nanak Dev
Major Beliefs & Sacred Text.
Belief in One God
- creator of the universe
- isn’t born and will never die
Birth and Death
- after a person dies, his soul is born again in another body, human or animal.
- people of all religions are races are welcome
- Peace loving and stand for Truth and Justice
Sacred Text is The Grant
Calendar & Symbol : Nanakshahi a solar calendar that was adopted by Shiromani Gurdara Prabhana Gurpurabs. Teh calendar centers around celebrations for Sikh Gurus. Important dates includes: Vaisakhi occurs on April 13 marks the beginning of the harvest.
There are 25 million Sikhs. All but 3 million live in the Punjab region of India. Sikhism was spread throughout the world through migration of its followers to nations such as Canada, United States, New Zealand, and Western Europe.
- Golden Temple
Architecture (include Illustration)
Sikh Architecture, is a style of architecture that is characterized with values of progressiveness, exquisite intricacy, austere beauty and logical flowing lines. Due to its progressive style, it is constantly evolving into many newly developing branches with new contemporary styles. Although Sikh architecture was initially developed within Sikhism its style is used in many non-religious building due its beauty. 300 years ago, Sikh architecture was distinguished for its many curves and straight lines, Shri Kesgarh Sahib and the Golden Temple are prime examples and history of a gurdwara.