Spread of SikhismSikhism is a still quite young monotheistic religion, which only emerged in India around the 15th century C.E. Accordingly, India is still today the main area of distribution with about 26 million followers.
The goal of Sikhism is the attainment of spiritual wisdom. Deviating from Hinduism, which is also predominant in India, there is no asceticism in Sikhism, so material needs are quite accepted. Sikhs also dissociated themselves from all superstition and religious rites.