With over 25 million followers, Sikhism is the 5th largest religion in the world today. While many Sikhs remain in the Punjab region of India, where over 30,000 gurdwaras exist, the presence of the religion is felt globally through Sikh immigrant families who have traveled to pursue new opportunities in countries around the world. Finding a home in a nation with freedom of religion that pursues equality for all people, half a million Sikhs now reside in America.
A note on imagery: Artists' renditions are for inspirational purposes only. Although some of the Gurus did pose for paintings, unfortunately none of these historical paintings have survived. Sikhism also rejects any form of idol worship including worship of pictures of the Gurus.