Fast Facts

  • Sikhism was founded in the 15th century by Guru Nanak.
  • Punjab, India is the only region in the world with a majority Sikh population.
  • Siks are expected to embody the qualities of a “saint-soldier”. They must love God, meditate on God, keep God in the heart, and feel God’s nearness. They must be strong, courageous, and ready to fight to protect the weak. They must also have control over their internal vices.
  • It is a monotheistic religion.
  • Over 13 million people are Siks.
  • It is the fifth largest organized religion in the world.