Khalsa


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Khalsa

(ˈkælsə)
n
(Hinduism) an order of the Sikh religion, founded (1699) by Guru Gobind Singh. Members vow to wear the five Ks, to eat only ritually killed meat, and to refrain from committing adultery or cutting their hair

khalsa

A collective term for all baptized Sikhs. The word means pure ones.”
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Khalsa - the group of initiated Sikhs to which devout orthodox Sikhs are ritually admitted at puberty; founded by the tenth and last Guru in 1699
Sikhism - the doctrines of a monotheistic religion founded in northern India in the 16th century by Guru Nanak and combining elements of Hinduism and Islam
organized religion, religion, faith - an institution to express belief in a divine power; "he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him"
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Then an Akali, a wild-eyed, wild-haired Sikh devotee in the blue-checked clothes of his faith, with polished-steel quoits glistening on the cone of his tall blue turban, stalked past, returning from a visit to one of the independent Sikh States, where he had been singing the ancient glories of the Khalsa to College-trained princelings in top-boots and white-cord breeches.
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LAHORE -- Around 2,206 Sikh pilgrims have reached Pakistan from around the world including India for the celebrations of 320th Khalsa Janam Din and Baisakhi Mela.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Mar 28 (ANI): Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Harinder Singh Khalsa formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Thursday.
Jalandhar -- Dal Khalsa, an Amritsar-based Sikh organization, has urged the United Nations to intervene and end hostilities between the two nuclear countries India and Pakistan as the entire region is under threat.
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1 / 2 Avtar Singh Khalsa, second right, with former Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
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