Sikh Rehat Maryada

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Basic Information about the Sikh Rehat Maryada

The Akal Takhat Rehat Maryada is the Sikh Code of Conduct published by the SGPC (Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee). You can see the full details of this code at Rehat Maryada (Full).

In 1915 and later in 1931, attempts were made to create a standard Rehat (or code). This effort involved several Sikh scholars who worked to produce the current version. In 1950, the “Sikh Rehat Maryada” was finally approved by the Sikh Community and the document has been accepted as the official version which provides guidelines for all Sikh individuals and communities around the world. Its implementation has resulted in a high level of uniformity in the religious and social practices of Sikhism. There is still some debate about the complete acceptance but it serves as a good base for most Sikh communities worldwide.

Sikh Rehat Maryada is based on earlier codes , the earliest of them are:

The main issues covered by the Sikh Rehat Maryada are :