five Ks

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five Ks

pl n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) the five Ks items traditionally worn or carried by Sikhs, each possessing a symbolic importance. See Kachera, Kangha, Kara, Kesh, Kirpan
[translation of Punjabi panch kakke]

five Ks

The five items that Sikh males are supposed to wear or carry as symbols of their faith. These are: the kangha, a comb, the kara, a steel bangle, the kesh, beard and uncut hair (covered by a turban), the kirpan, a short sword, and the kuccha, short trousers.
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The five articles of faith inherent to the identity of a Sikh are commonly known as the five kakaar's, or five k's.
It is part of five Kakaars, which is quintessential for Sikhs.
These are called "articles of faith" and every Sikh, who is baptised, has to wear all the five Kakaars (Ks).