The religion was founded in the Punjab area of India and the holiest site is the Golden Temple (Harmiandir Sahib) in Amritsar – though it is not a place of pilgrimage. Today there are approximately 6 million followers in the Punjab within a total 20 million followers around the world (in the UK there are approximately 350,000 – 500,000). Some Sikhs have advocated the creation of a Sikh state in the Punjab called ‘Khalsastan’. Sikhism is open to all and preaches a message of devotion and remembrance of God at all times, truthful living, equality and social justice.