The Khanda -- the Sikh (seek-h) symbol (Hindusim)
The Khanda is the main Sikh symbol. It is composed of five items, all traditional
A vertical double edged sword with a broad blade, also called a Khanda. Two curved
swords, called kirpans. They are called miri and piri, after the names given to his
personal kirpans by Guru Hargobind. A ring called a chakker (aka chakram). It is
a very effective weapon, with a range of up to 50 meters (165 feet). This has been
popularized in North America by the television series Xena the Warrior Princess.
The Khanda has been interpreted symbolically in many ways. one is:
"The Sikh emblem, Khanda, contains a ring of steel representing the Unity
of God, a two edged sword symbolizing God's concern for truth and justice, and two
crossed swords curved around the outside to signify God's spiritual power."
By A. Bani
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