The 5 K’s

5 K’s – mandatory articles of faith5K's

  • Kesh – Uncut hair: Sikhs do not cut hair or beards to remain in the image that God gave us.
  • Kara – Bracelet, made of iron or steel worn on right hand –a reminder of noble actions, a symbol of eternity
  • Kanga – Comb, made of wood – to keep uncut  hair neat and clean.
  • Kachera – Under-shorts (boxers) to represent modesty and fidelity (virtuous character)
  • Kirpan – Ceremonial small blunt knife symbolizing freedom, liberty and justice.

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