Religious people often have ceremonies to mark significant points in life. A Sikh’s life is centred round the gurdwara and support from the community throughout the various Sikh rites of passage.
What are rites of passage?
Special prayers said when people make a journey
Points and/or ceremonies that mark a change from one stage of life to another
Rules about where people are allowed in religious buildings
How is the name of a Sikh child chosen?
The parents can choose anything they like
The granthi chooses the name
It starts with the first letter of the hymn revealed by a random opening of the Guru Granth Sahib following a prayer of thanks
What are the different suffixes that boys and girls have after their first names?
Singh for boys and Kaur for girls
Lion-heart and Princess
Fred and Ginger
What does someone who wants to join the Khalsa have to wear?
The Four Ks
The Three Ks
The Five Ks
What position must a Sikh adopt during the Amrit Ceremony?
The position of someone about to be knighted
They must lay prostrate
The position of someone about to be married
What is the Sikh ideal of marriage?
Two souls in two bodies
A single soul in two bodies
Two souls in one body
How many rounds of the Guru Granth Sahib do the wedding couple perform?
Which hymn is sung in the naming, amrit and marriage ceremonies?
Guru Granth Sahib
Anand Sahib or Happiness hymn
How do Sikhs dispose of corpses?
Cremation followed by disposing the ashes in a stream or river (running water)
Cremation followed by keeping the ashes in an urn
How long does the reading of scripture by family and friends take place after the funeral?