The 5 K's

Kesh = uncut hair

Kangha = wooden comb

Kirpan = short sword

Kara = bangle

Kachera = short trousers

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KESH

Kesh

  • Uncut hair
  • Grow naturally
  • Men not shaving
  • Kept clean and combed twice a day
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Kangha

Kangha

  • Small wooden comb
  • Symbol of cleanliness
  • Reminds them that their lives should be organized and tidy.
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Kirpan

Kirpan

  • short sword
  • fight against evil
  • used only for defence
  • usually 10cm
  • kept in case over shoulder
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Kara

Kara

  • bangle
  • worn on right wrist
  • symbol, NOT jewelley
  • reminds Sikhs that there is one God and one truth
  • the steel represents strength
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Kachera

Kachera

  • short trousers
  • worn as underwear
  • more practical in battle
  • leave behind old ideas (loose clothes)
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