Posts Tagged ‘kakkar’

What is the significance of the five articles of faith?

When Guru Gobind Singh created the Khalsa Panth in 1699, he ordered them to maintain the five articles of faith – Panj Kakaar. These articles of faith were not only necessary for the strength and uniformity of the organization, but also for the value they each had in their own right. ਤੁਮ੍ਹੇ ਪਾਹੁਲ ਦੇਨੇ ਸੇ […]

Why do some Sikhs believe ‘Keski’ as the Kakkaar and not ‘Kesh’.

According to the Panthic Sikh Rehit Maryada, published by the SGPC: ਪੰਜਾਂ ਕੱਕਿਆਂ – ਕੇਸ, ਕ੍ਰਿਪਾਨ, ਕਛਹਿਰਾ, ਕੰਘਾ, ਕੜਾ ਨੂੰ ਹਰ ਵੇਲੇ ਅੰਗ-ਸੰਗ ਰੱਖਣਾ | The five K’s should be worn on the body at all times – I. Kesh (unshorn hair), II. Kirpan {sheathed sword} (The length of the sword to be worn is […]