Sikhism was founded by Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, (1469-1538). At Sultanpur, he received a vision to preach the way to enlightenment and God.
He taught a strict monotheism, the brotherhood of humanity. He rejected idol worship, and the oppressive Hindu concept of caste.The name of the religion means learner. It is often mispronounced ‘seek’ It should be pronounced ‘se-ikh’, with the final ‘kh’ sound like the ‘kh’ in Mikhail Gorbachev. It is the fifth-largest organized religion in the world. This system of religious philosophy and expression has been traditionally known as the Gurmat (literally the counsel of the gurus)