What is Sikhism?. Learning objectives. To be able to understand the basic history of Sikhism To know what the five K’s are at the end of the lesson To understand what a Gurdwara is To understand the main Rites of passenger of Sikhs. How did Sikhism begin?. Around 1500 CE
This is called the Khanda.
So what are the 5 K’s?
This Symbol represents some of the concepts of Sikhism.
The Khanda is made up by some of the 5 K’s.
Kesh means uncut hair.
This applies for all body hair, women and men.
Uncut hair symbolizes holiness and strength.
Hair is part of God’s creation, by having uncut hair it shows the acceptance of God’s gift.
The Kara is a steel bracelet.
The Kara is worn on the right wrist.
The Kara symbolizes eternity, showing God has no beginning or end.
The Kara also represents restrained and not doing anything against the Guru’s wishes.
The Kachehra is a pair of underwear.
The Kachehrahelps to stop one from making the wrong moves, and remind them of their duty.
The Kachehra should not go below the knees.
The Kachehra symbolizes chastity.
The Kanga is a wooden comb.
It is important to look after God’s creation (our body).
The Kanga symbolizes a clean body and a clean mind.
The Kanga is used to brush the uncut hair, keeping it neat and tidy.
The Kirpan is a sword.
The rule is “never do injustice and never let anyone else do injustice”
The Kirpan represents courage and defence.
The Kirpan symbolizes self-defense, defense of God and defense of the weak.
The Gurdwara is the Sikh place of worship. Gurdwara means gateway to the guru.
A) A house full of Holy people
B) A sacred bangle
C) A temple where Sikhs go for prayers
A) Holy salt water
B) Sweet water
C) Sacred water