Ta Kau Bighan Na Koyu Laagey

Sung By Bhai Gagandeep Singh Amritsar

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Religious Prohibitions In Sikhism

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  • Cutting hair is strictly forbidden in Sikhism. Sikhs are required to keep unshorn hair.
  • Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and other intoxicants is not allowed. Intoxicants are strictly forbidden for a Sikh.
  • In Sikhism, the spouses must be physically faithful to one another.
  • Superstitions and rituals should not be observed or followed, including pilgrimages, fasting and ritual purification; circumcision; idols, grave worship; compulsory wearing of the veil for women; etc.

  • The practice of sati (widows throwing themselves on the funeral pyre of their husbands), ritual animal sacrifice to celebrate holy occasions, etc. are forbidden.
  • A Sikh is encouraged not to live as a recluse, beggar, yogi, monastic (monk/nun) or celibate.
  • Bragging, gossip, lying, slander, "back-stabbing", etc. are not permitted. The Guru Granth Sahib tells the Sikh, "Your mouth has not stopped slandering and gossiping about others. Your service is useless and fruitless.
  • Sikhism does not have priests, that were abolished by Guru Gobind Singh (the 10th Guru of Sikhism). The only position he left was a Granthi to look after the Guru Granth Sahib, any Sikh is free to become Granthi or read from the Guru Granth Sahib.
  • Sikhs are strictly prohibited from eating meat killed in a ritualistic manner known as kutha.


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