Sikhism is a combination of Hinduism and Islam. From Hinduism, it adopts the doctrine of reincarnation and karma but rejects the ancient traditional use of the caste system. From Islam, it follows a belief of God that is monotheistic in nature. Although Sikhs comprise only two percent of India’s population, they are among the country’s most influential groups, cherishing religion, education, work, and family. Sikhism began with the teachings of one man named Guru Nanak. The word guru, borrowed from Hinduism, means “a teacher or holy man”. But unlike many other faiths, another guru, Angad, followed Nanak. Later, this became a series of ten gurus, each responsible for carrying on the teachings and leadership of the Sikh people. The most easily observable Sikh practices and symbols are the wearing of the turban and the Five K’s. Each guru in Sikhism provided adherents with spiritual guidance and structure in belief and practice. Guru Nanak is considered the spiritual founder of Sikhism. The image below is the Khanda sword it is the main Sikh symbol.