five Ks

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five Ks

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(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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Kakars perseverance, entrepreneurial spirit, and personal integrity supporting his team and community contributed to this recognition.
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