Rehat Maryada is the
Sikh Code of Conduct which was put into force
right from the birth of Sikhism.
In 1915 and later in 1931, attempts were made to create a
modern standard Rehat (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. 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
social practices of Sikhism.
This document is the Official Sikh Code of Conduct. Starting early this
century in 1931 an attempt was made by the Shromani Gurdwara Parbandhak
Committee (S.G.P.C.) to produce a modern standard Rehit.
These efforts involved
the greatest Sikh scholars and theologians of this century who worked to produce
the current version. The document produced has been accepted as the official
version which provides guidelines against which all Sikh individuals
and communities around the world can measure themselves.
The Reht Maryada is the
only version authorized by the Akal Takht, the seat of supreme temporal authority
for Sikhs. It's implementation has sucessfully achieved a high level of
uniformity in the religious and social practices of Sikhism.
It consists of six sections
Detailed rahat maryada can be found
here in English and