The followers of Sikhism are ordained to follow the teachings of the ten Sikh gurus, or enlightened leaders, as well as the holy scripture entitled the Gurū Granth Sāhib. This includes "selected works of many devotees from diverse socio-economic and religious backgrounds".
Sikhism's traditions and teachings are distinctively associated with the history, society and culture of the Punjab.
Adherents of Sikhism are known as Sikhs (students or disciples).
Their number is over 23 million across the world.
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