Guru Gobind Singh Ji


In order to make it easier for his followers to recognize each other, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, choose five marks which symbolize the Sikhs. The five signs are :
1.
Kesh
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Uncut hair. Historically, unshorn hair was a sign of spirituality and sainthood; this is consistent with the concept of saint-soldier in Sikhism. Also, keeping one's hair intact indicates resignation to the Will of God.
2.
Kangha
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A small wooden comb used to keep the hair tidy at all times. Typically worn underneath a turban, this represents cleanliness; and as such, is a practical way to look neat and pure at all times.
3.
Kach
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Long undershorts typically worn by soldiers to ensure freedom of movement.
4.
Kara
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A steel bracelet worn around the wrist as a reminder of one's faith.
5.
Kirpan
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A saber to be used as a last measure of protection in case the need to defend oneself, or another, arises.

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