"They are not said to be husband and wife who merely sit together. Rather they alone are called husband and wife, who have one soul in two bodies."
- Guru Ram Das, pg.788
Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
Sikh marriages are called Anand Karaj. The wedding celebrations can last for days, with special ceremonies and colorful parties bringing the two families together.
The main ceremony is very simple and takes place inside the Sikh temple called a Gurdwara (doorway to God). There, bride and groom walk around the holy book Guru Granth Sahib in four rounds, each accompanying a special hymn.
Sikhs believe that all people are equal regardless of gender, caste, race, culture, religion, or social standing. Their life's purpose is to become one with God.
They believe salvation (the end of the cycle of death and rebirth) is attained by keeping God in mind at all times, earning an honest living, and serving others.