The Khanda is the most recognizable emblem of the Sikh faith, symbolizing the four pillars of Sikh belief. It consists of four symbolic weapons: In the centre is the double-edged sword, or Khanda, from which the symbol derives its name.
The Khanda represents knowledge of divinity and the creative power of God. Every being capable of aspiring to be divine and pure soul should keep this charm close to their heart.
Surrounding the Khanda is a circular quoit called a Chakkar (or chakka), meaning wheel, from the same root as chakra- a medieval weapon which symbolizes the unity of God.
On either side of the Chakkar are crossed daggers, or kirpans, called Piri and Miri (after the personal weapons of Guru Hargobind), symbolizing spiritual and temporal power in balance.
Another important device incorporating this symbol is the Nishan Sahib, or Saffron banner, which adorns Sikh Gurudwaras (temples).
This symbol is adorned by the majority of Sikhs and gives them the faith to be as admirable and divine as their god themselves.
|Product Dimensions||L 14.86 mm X W 10.56 mm|
|Metal||925 Sterling Silver|