Philosophy and belives
The sikhs belive in only one god.He is the same god for all people and for all religions.
The sikhs belive that the soul goes through cycles of births and deaths before it reaches the human form.Their aime is to life an exemplary life so that one may merge with god.
Sikhs should remember god at all times and practise living a vituous and truthfull life.
The true path to achieving salvation and merging with god does not require renunciation of the world or celibacy, but living the life of a housholder, earning a honest living and avoiding worldly temptations and sins.Sikhism condemns blind rituals such as fasting,visiting places of pilgrimage,supersitions,worship of the dead,idol worship etc.
Sikihsm preaches the people of different races,religions,or sex are all equal in the eyes of God.It teaches the full equality of men and women.Woman can participate in any religious functions or perform any sikh ceremony or lead the congregation in prayer.
A sikh wedding
Anand Karaj is the prescribe form of sikh marriage.The Sikh marriage is very speacial in which two individuals are joined and an equal parntership.The festival is very family orientated.The celebrate with their family.The ultimative choice is alway left to the girl and boy.An engagement ceremony called the kurmai is not requiered but it's sometimes performed typically one week before the wedding.They perform it at home for a short time.It is presented with the Kara,Kirpon or indian sweets.They brides family in turn are presented with a Indian sult and sweets for the girl.The marriage lasts about 3 days which begins with the Braat (groons family and friends) setting off for the girls house in the evening.They are entertained and hosted by the girls parents and spend to their house at night.The following day the ceremony takes places at the local Gurdwera or at the girls home.Then they celebrate the religious ceremony,they dance the whole day.Even the wedding occurs in the morning,followed by a dinner and dance paquet in a hall or hotel at night.