The Khanda emblem is the religious symbol of Sikhism . It consists of four weapons that are also religious symbols:
- the Khanda , a double-edged sword , which is located in the middle of the symbol and acts as a namesake. Such a sword is z. B. also used in Sikh baptism ( Amrit Sanchar ) to stir nectar water (Amrit). The double-edged sword separates good and bad.
- the chakar , a medieval throwing ring . The ring symbolizes the infinite God who has no beginning and no end.
- two sabers ( kirpans ) with the names Piri and Miri . These lie around the construction of Chakar and Khanda on the left and right. They symbolize the worldly and the spiritual authority and go back to the sixth guru , Har Gobind .
The Khanda symbol is z. B. worn as a pendant, but can also be seen on the Sikh flag ( Nishan Sahib ).