Amrit Ceremony

Amrit Ceremony

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(Other Non-Christian Religions) Sikhism the ceremony of initiation into the Khalsa, at which amrit is drunk by and sprinkled on the heads of candidates for initiation
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Sikhs who have been through the Amrit ceremony of initiation become Amritdhari, initiated Sikhs.
Babal Nihal Singh leads his men in a procession through Anandpur Sahib, the small town in Punjab where Guru Gobind Singh lived and conducted the first Amrit Ceremony.
The Amrit Ceremony, a form of baptism devised by Guru Gobind Singh in 1699, is a cornerstone of Sikhism.
This ceremony, called the Amrit ceremony, first took place in 1699, under Guru Gobind Singh's direction, and Guru Gobind Singh, in an act of humility, asked his disciples to formally induct him also through this ceremony.