Quiz on the Five Physical Symbols of Sikhism
Posted on: November 22, 2021.

Author: PRABHUKRISHNA M | CONTENT CREATOR/CHIEF EDITOR | YOKIBU EDITORIAL

Uncut Hair, Wooden Comb, Steel Bracelet, Cotton Undergarment, Sword.
Learn more, with our Quiz on the Five Physical Symbols of Sikhism.
The five physical symbols of Sikhism constitute the "Khalsa Panth" formulated by __________, the tenth and last human Sikh Guru, in 1699.

  

  

  

  

For which of the following reasons did Guru Gobind Singh constitute the "Khalsa Panth"?

  

  

  

  

Kesh, Kara, Kanga, Kaccha, and Kirpan are the five 'K's of the __________.

  

  

  

  

Kesh is uncut __________ that symbolizes holiness, acceptance of God's gift as God intended it, denial of pride in one's appearance, and moving beyond concerns of the body and attain spiritual maturity.

  

  

  

  

Kara is a bracelet made of __________ and not of gold or silver as it is not an ornament, which symbolizes restraint, gentility, and of God having no beginning or end, and acts as a reminder that a Sikh should not do anything of which the Guru would not approve.

  

  

  

  

Kanga is a wooden __________ used to keep uncut hair neat and tidy, which symbolizes cleanliness of body and mind—believed to be one's vehicle to enlightenment—and therefore does not conflict the Khalsa belief that one must move beyond concerns of the body and attain spiritual maturity.

  

  

  

  

Kaccha is a pair of cotton __________, an article of clothing that covers the portion of the body from the waist downward till only above the knee, particularly comfortable for cavalry warriors while riding a horse, and symbolizes chastity.

  

  

  

  

Kirpan is a ceremonial __________ that can be anywhere between a few inches to three feet long, which can be worn over or under a Khalsa Sikh's clothing, and symbolizes the 'soldier' aspect of soldier-saints, and defense against evil, injustice, and slavery, and is metaphoric of spirituality.

  

  

  

  






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