The Khanda -- the Sikh symbol

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Old 27-Jan-2010
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The Khanda -- the Sikh symbol
The Khanda is the main Sikh symbol. It is seen at the top of this essay, used by permission of Register 4 It is composed of four items, all traditional Sikh weapons:
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.

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