Khanda

The Khanda is found on the Nishan Sahib and on the canopy over the Guru Granth Sahib Ji. The name is derived from the central symbol of a Khanda, which is a special type of double edged sword. A Khanda was used by Guru Gobind Singh Ji when preparing Amrit for the Panj Pyarey (five beloved ones).

The Khanda consists of the following elements: the khanda sword, a circular Chakra, a sword on the left and a sword on the right.

Khanda – the central double edged sword
Represents the creative power of One God.
Chakra – circle
Represents the omni presence of God and universal brotherhood. By implication the rejection of caste, ritualism, superstitions and racial and gender inequality.

Piri – left sword
Represents spiritual freedom.

Khalsa Path momument on Leeds Road Two edges of the double-edged sword.
Represents freedom and justice. This is what the Khalsa Panth stands for.

Miri – right sword
Represents political freedom.

This monument celebrates 300 years of the Khalsa Panth. It is on Leeds Road, next to the Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara.

Sikh Gurdwara