birth-ascribed rank which determines social standing and occupation, based on the tenets of Hindu philosophy. For Sikhs, caste has no religious or social significance.
A circular steel weapon, depicted on the Nishan Sahib
The capital of the modern-day Indian state of Punjab.
A phrase indicating a perennially blossoming and uplifting spirit
Yak hair wisk waved as a symbol of respect for Sikh scriptures
The highest-ranking decision-maker at the Akal Takht, whose religious rulings are seen as binding for Sikhs worldwide
A long, flowing veil worn by some Sikh women with their turbans. A symbol that every women is a princess