Khanda is a symbol of the Sikhs, as the cross for Christians or the Star of David is to Jews. It reflects some of the basic concepts of Sikhism. The symbol derives its name from the two-edged sword (also called Khanda), which appears in the center of the logo.
This is a double edged sword is a metaphor for divine knowledge, sharp edges, tearing the truth from falsehood. Circle around the khanda is called Chakar. Chakar being a circle without beginning or end, symbolizes the perfection of God, which is eternal. Chakar surrounded by two curved swords called Kirpans. These two swords symbolize the twin concepts of Meeri and Peeri – in time and spiritual power, introduced by Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. They emphasize that equal attention should be given to the Sikh spiritual aspirations and obligations to society.
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