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Adi Granth

:literally, ‘original book’; first compiled by Guru Arjan in 1604 and investedwith supreme authority as the Guru Granth Sahib after the death of the 10thGuru, Gobind Singh, in 1708; traditional name of the text09m1W[:0

Amrit-dhari

‘Nectar-bearer’;an initiated member of the Khalsa

Dastar

Punjabuterm for turban

Gurdwara

literally,‘Guru’s door’; the Sikh place of worship

Gurmukhi

Punjabdialect that text in the Adi Granth is written in

Guru

“teacher”;either a spiritual person or the divine inner voice

Guru Nanak

founderof the Sikh religion and the first of the 10 gurus

Guru Granth Sahib

respectfulname for the religious text Adi Granth, named after the 10th guru

Harimandar Sahib

prominent Sikh gurdwara in Punjab, India founded bythe 5th guru; referred to as the Golden Temple

Kes

‘hair-bearer’; a Sikh who affirms his or her identityby wearing unshorn hair

Kara

steelbracelet; worn by initiated Sikhs to identify them as dedicated to theirreligious order

Kangha

woodencomb; represents ability to be clean and self sufficient

Kachh

undergarment;symbol of purity and chastity

Kirpan

dagger;symbol of requirement to be ready and willing to fight injustice

Karah Prasad

asweet pudding or paste of flour, sugar, and butter that is prepared in an ironbowl with prayers, placed in the presence of the Sikh scripture during worship,and then distributed to the congregation

Khalsa

‘pure’:the order of initiated Sikhs bound by common identity and discipline; inner foldof fully initiated Sikhs

Kirtan

thesinging of hymns from the scriptures in worship

Langar

the term for both the communitykitchen and the meal that is prepared there and served to all present in thecongregation

Onkar

Oneof God’s names; one who pronounces Om

Sahaj-dharis

class of Sikhs that blend into therest of society; haven’t gbeen Initiated into Khalsa -

Turban

head wear

Vahiguru

response that roughly means God