A way of life and philosophy founded by Guru Nanak Dev Ji 500 years ago, the Sikh religion has a following around the world of more than 20 million people.
Members of the Wagga Sikh community are preparing to celebrate the birthday of the founder this weekend.
Damandeep Singh Uppal said a core tenet of Sikhism is a devotion and remembrance of God, alongside truthful living, equality of mankind and social justice, while denouncing superstitions and blind rituals.
"It is important at this time to spread the Guru Nanak's messages and teachings," he said.
"In his life, he always stood against wrongdoings and developed three basic pillars for humanity to live a happy and simple life.
"This included working hard, praying to the almighty and helping the needy."
Mr Uppal said he hopes to see members of the wider Wagga community come along to the celebration on Saturday.
"It's a chance to learn about Sikhism," he said.
"We are bringing the holy book from Griffith so people can learn about how they worship.
"Everyone is welcome."
The celebration kicks off from 9am on Saturday at the Senior Citizens Centre, Tarcutta Street.
The Wagga Sikh community will also be doing a group blood donation to mark the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Sikhism is open to all through the teachings of its 10 Gurus, enshrined in the Sikh holy book and Living Guru, Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
The religion does not have priests, only custodians of the holy book, which can be read in the Gurdwara (a Sikh temple) or in the home.