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What god do Sikh people worship?
September 13, 2011 11:30AM
The same one God that is worshiped by all monotheistic religions, They call him Waheguru.
WAHEGURU or Vahiguru also spelt and pronounced Vahguru, is the distinctive name of the Supreme Being in the Sikh dispensation, like YHWH in Judaism and Allah in Islam.
They view all, or at least these major, religions as differing in worship, but describing the same inherent God. They regard the differences between the various religions akin to looking at the same thing from different viewpoints since all the major religions agree to this deity's inherent nature (compassionate, all-knowing, all-seeing, etc.). Sikhs believe that there is only one god that created all of us, that created everything.
The word gurdwara means "the door of the Guru" (Guru means Teacher and Dwara means door.) It houses the book that Sikhs venerate, the Guru Granth Sahib. In the gurdwara any type of person can come into the gurdwara, no matter the colour, religon.