In most of the contemporary literature, Sikhism is treated as a separate religion.
Sikhism explicitly calls for a strict no-no to idol worship. And Hindus do follow idol worship.
Sikhism also talks about "akal murat" in the mool-mantra(the root verse of sikhism) which means that God is formless.
Hindus on the other hand worship the Shiva, Krishna and other deities.
Last edited by Believer; 22 August 2016 at 09:02 AM.
Namaskār, Sat Sri Akāl,
Well, a big gap has been created between Hindus and Sikhs by the politics of hate in the last century. This politics has created some Hindus
who see Guru as just some printed papers and some Sikhs who see Avatars as just some stone idols.
Now to answer the question Are Sikhs Hindu ? For me if there is mutual respect for each other then there is no difference between the term Sikh and Hindu. A Sikh is a Keshdhari Hindu when he respects the Rama Avatar, Krishna Avatar or Durga Devi and Hindu is a Sahajdhari Sikh when he respects Sikh Gurus.
However, if the question is coming from political hatred, then you have already created a wall my answer would be NO, as I cannot lose my identity to fit in someone else's frame. I cannot reject my Guru as my consciousness is not allowing me to do so.
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