Sikh

Group of people holding spiritual items

Shorefields School pupils explored Sikhism

Mr Sohal was the guide for Year 7 pupils from Shorefields School. Like many Sikhs he came to Liverpool after Indian Independence in 1947. With two friends he founded one of the earliest Sikh community centres that unfortunately was destroyed by fire. Even the Sikh holy book was lost. The current temple was opened in 1994, and provided the children with a special and interesting place to visit and learn about.

Faith item: The Insignia of the Sikhs selected by Mr HS Sohal:

“Khanda - the double-edged sword symbolises the supreme power of Waheguru (the Creator). The ring is the symbol of infinity. The two swords stand for spiritual and temporal balance in the universe.”

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