Sikh Gurus are spiritual teachers who share wisdom and guidance from God. The first Guru was Guru Nanak, founder of Sikhism in the late 1400s. Nine subsequent Gurus built on Guru Nanak’s foundational revelations through the early 1700s, when Guru Gobind Singh completed the compilation of the Sikh holy book and declared this sacred text the final Guru—Guru Granth Sahib. Gurus are central to Sikh religion because through their teachings, Sikhs receive guidance and wisdom to draw nearer to God. Learn more about the Gurus.