Sikhism In Sikhism

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Sikhism is the fifth largest religion in the world is five hundred years old. Like Hinduism, Sikhism also believes in the endless cycle of rebirth and the karma generated past life affecting the place where you are born. The founder of this religion was Guru Nanak and his followers became Sikhs. Guru Nanak was born in Hindu family in northern India with exposure to both Hindu and Muslim religions. Kings of Lodhi dynasty were the rulers and conditions in the country were sewer. Adultery and debauchery were the common practices at that time and young women were caught in the open market without any restriction (Singh 1). Marriageable and grown up girls were taken away from their parents. Girls were mistreated and parents were afraid to give birth to girl child so they began to murder their own girl child. Thousands of girls were put to death and buried in the ground. Pregnant women were considered as burdensome to her husband and if women gave birth to female child it was considered bad and everyone weep on the birth of female child. Instead of killing their daughters some parents began to marry their daughters as soon as they were born. Many people adapted the system of childhood marriage and it soon became a culture (Singh 2). Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji was born in 1469 in Talwandi, a village in the Sheikhupura district, 65 kms. west of Lahore.He was married in 1487 and was blessed with two sons, one in 1491 and the second in 1496.By all accounts, 1496 was the year of his

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