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1 Sikhism By: Cameron Oen, Emma Perkins, Arin Tykodi

2 Origin ●Originated in 1539 ●Originated by Guru Nanak ●Originated in Punjab, India

3 5 Things they Believed ●Monotheistic (One God) ●Have ten “guru’s” (Teachers) ●Men and women are equal ●Self defense encouraged. If all else fails fighting is okay. ●No caste system. Social harmony. ●Strict dress code. Conservative and respectful. (Turbans. No shaving)

4 Type of Religion ●Universal ●Available for anyone to practice globally ●Mostly practiced in India

5 Autonomous Structure ●Guru’s were establishers of religion ●Believe in social harmony o Everyone equal ●No central source of power except god. No Structured Hierarchy

6 Punjab ●Sikhism originated here o Sikhs wanted own country ●Most Sikhs moved to Hindu part of India after British took over India

7 Distribution of Sikhs Outside of Punjab ●This shows that Sikhs are very clustered around their origin point. None the less, they have diffused. ●15% Sikhs live outside of India

8 Distribution Today

9 Sacred Spaces or Places ●Darbar Sahib, a.k.a Golden Temple o Amritsar, Punjab (in India) o Important to all Sikhs o “Source of inspiration” ●Gurdwara o Anyplace where the Guru Granth Sahib visited as was treated with hospitality.  These immediately became a holy places

10 Works Cited Rubenstein, James M. The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography. 11th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, Print. "Sikhism Religion of the Sikh People." Sikhism Religion of the Sikh People. N.p., Web. 03 Dec http://www.sikhs.org/gurdw1.htm Singh, Bijla. "Punjabi Sooba." Sikh Freedom Home Page. Sikh Freedom, Web. 03 Dec http://www.sikhfreedom.com/punjabi-suba V, Jayaram. "The Ten Gurus Of Sikhism." The Ten Gurus of Sikhism. Hinduwebsite.com, n.d. Web. 03 Dec


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