The khanda is the symbol of Sikhism. The symbol is named after the double-edged sword that comprises the central part of the symbol. The khanda is composed of three sacred weapons each with its own religious significance.

  The Khanda

  The central blade itself, called the khanda, represents god and divine wisdom, which cuts through illusion, deceit and falsehood.

  The Chakar

  The circular Chakar, or throwing disk, represents the infinite and eternal nature of god.

  The Kirpans   And the two Kirpans, or single edged knifes, represent the dual concepts of Miri (temporal, political, or social authority) and Peeri (spiritual authority); and the need to keep the two in balance.  
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