Sikhism

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    Video caption: Coronavirus: The Sikh community kitchen feeding thousands

    One of the UK's largest Sikh temples has reinvented itself as an emergency food operation.

  2. Sikhs playing music instruments

    Many people will be celebrating Vaisakhi on the 13th or 14th of April- the Sikh New Year festival - which also remembers when Sikhism became a collective faith.

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    Video caption: Coronavirus: Berkshire pensioner helping Sikhs get through isolation

    Rajinder Singh is helping the local Sikh community keep fit and healthy while temples are closed.

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    Video caption: Jaskanwal stopped wearing his turban after being bullied

    Struggling with his identity, he has recently decided to start wearing it again.

  5. In pictures: Sikh festival celebrations start early

    Prayers have taken place at Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Wolverhampton as part of 550 years of Guru Nanak .

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    Guru Nanak, proclaimed as the founder of Sikhism was born in 1469 and was a wandering teacher from Talwandi, near Lahore, in what is now northern Pakistan.

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    Celebrations are taking place around the wold.

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  6. Pilgrims in historic visit to Pakistan temple

    BBC Radio's Asian Network

    Hundreds of British Sikhs have travelled to Pakistan to mark the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of their faith.

    Kalvir Dillon

    The Kartarpur corridor was opened up by the Pakistani government, enabling Indian pilgrims to walk to the shrine through its territory, hailed as a significant development for relationships between the two countries.

    One of those who has made the journey to Pakistan is Kalvir Dillon, from Coventry, who’s visiting Nankana Sahib – one of the holiest places in Sikhism.

    Kalvir Dillon

    She described the experience as "surreal".

    "I had made the effort to read about it and to speak to my family members about it and now I've come here I can put it all into perspective."

    "Every day I am learning so much and it's great because I can take that back."

    You can see more about her journey on the BBC Asian Network Facebook page.

  7. In pictures: Volunteers prepare Langar for Sikh festival

    Monika Plaha

    Volunteers have been at Leamington Spa Gurdwara since about 05:00 preparing the Langar, or free food, which will be offered to all visitors today.

    Volunteer
    Volunteer

    Thousands of visitors are expected for the Sikh festival celebrating 550 years since the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

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    It's estimated about 20,000 chappatis will be made at the site, along with sweets and samosas.

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