Women in Sikh Society

A woman is regarded as a significant part of the Sikh community–and an equal in all respects. She received the utmost reverence for her role in the family and and society. The birth of a daughter ins not considered inauspicious nor does there exist any custom like Sati–the burning of the window with her husband’s dead body on the funeral pyre. Rather, a widow has a right to remarry if she so desires.

A woman is considered to have the same soul as a man, she has an equal right to grow spiritually and to attend religious congregations, as well as to recite divine hymns in the Sikh temple.She is also eligible to participate and perform all ceremonies including Baptism.

Sikh women do not put on a veil, but wearing clothes which expose the body and may breed lustful thoughts is considered dishonourable for men and women.