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Definition of the noun khalsa

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noun

  1. the group of initiated Sikhs to which devout orthodox Sikhs are ritually admitted at puberty; founded by the tenth and last Guru in 1699

Alternative definition of the noun khalsa

noun

  1. baptized Sikhs collectively

Explanation

The Khalsa is the collective body of all initiated Sikhs represented by the five beloved-ones and can be called the Guru Panth, the embodiment of the Guru and the final temporal Guru/leader of the Sikhs. The word Khalsa translates to "Sovereign/Free". Another interpretation is that of being "Pure/Genuine.” The Khalsa was inaugurated on March 30, 1699, by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru. From then on the temporal leadership of the Sikhs was passed on to the Khalsa with the bestowed title of "Guru Panth" and spiritual leadership was passed on to the Guru Granth Sahib with the Khalsa being responsible for all executive, military and civil authority in the Sikh society. The Khalsa is also called the nation of the Sikhs.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Khalsa

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Google previewFaith in the Neighborhood: Belonging (2005)

by Lucinda Mosher

1 The word Khalsa is a very special term of belonging for...

Google previewA Complete Guide to Sikhism (2009)

by Jagraj Singh

The Khalsa is a concept of perfect man. This is a balanced physical, mental and spiritual development. Khalsa is a saint soldier. The soldier symbolizes the physical development and discipline, while saint is represented by mental ...

Google previewSources of Indian Traditions (2014)

Modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh by Rachel Fell McDermott, Leonard A. Gordon, Ainslie T. Embree, Frances W. Pritchett, Dennis Dalton

Khalsa is the name conferred by Guru Gobind Singh upon a people knit together by faith in a common religious Scripture and religious preceptors, in a certain way of life, marked by the institution of the community kitchen or langar and a ...

Google previewSpirituality, Today and Tomorrow (2008)

by Arbinder Singh

This does involve enduring lots of pain as well because that is how and where we get tested and after all it is implemented to groom us a Spiritual Commandos called "Khalsa" - Khalsa means the 'pure divine soul';. Again, it doesn't confine to a ...

Google previewThe Oriental Herald and Journal of General Literature (1829)

by James Silk Buckingham

As the precise amount of the legitimate authority conferred by this grant has been the subject of much controversy and discussion, it may be useful to state, that Khalsa is a term used to designate lands of which the revenue was paid into the ...

Google previewTypographical Journal (1901)

Khalsa is an important paper, being the organ of the Sikh community, and its editor does not hesitate to publish extraordinary editorials. It has a large circulation. There are several interesting and well-edited native periodicals, published to ...

Google previewThe Athenæum (1903)

The Khalsa is the commonwealth of the Sikhs ; the word has for them a mystical meaning, salvation, equality, and government according to the principles of Guru Govind being implied.” – “Career of Major G. Broadfoot, pp. 218–19. Madras.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Sikhism (over 1000 Entries) (2000)

by H. S. Singha

KHALSA : Khalsa which is derived from Khalis literally means pure. In Sikh thought, however, it refers to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: S-Z (2002)

by James Minahan

Babbar Khalsa International (BKI); Khalistan Liberation Army; Khalsa Dal; Sikh Youth Federation; Panthic Committee; Pure Tigers; Khalistan Liberation Front ( KLF); Council of Khalistan; Eternal Party (Akali Dal); All-India Shiromani Akali Dal ; ...

Google previewAn Anglo-Indian Dictionary (1885)

A Glossary of Indian Terms Used in English, and of Such English Or Other Non-Indian Terms as Have Obtained Special Meanings in India by George Clifford Whitworth

Khalsa. [Hindi, from the Arabic khdlis, pure.] This term is applied to lands or villages over which no intermediate landlord exercises any right, but the revenue of which belongs solely to the state. See Unalienated. Thence it came to be the name ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Terrorism (2012)

by Peter Chalk

Ayyash, Yahya Azhar, Masood Azzam, Sheikh Abdullah Yussuf Baader, Andreas Baader-Meinhof Gang Babbar Khalsa (BK) Baghdad Ministry ...

Google previewA Popular Dictionary of Sikhism (2005)

Sikh Religion and Philosophy by W. Owen Cole, Piara Singh Sambhi

Sikhs of the same castegroup have adopted it in preference tothe Hindu name because ostensibly the link is with Sikh history andthe Dal Khalsa rather than caste. The traditional occupation isonewhich members should not followas it ...

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Ontario Khalsa Darbar

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The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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