khalsa
   See Sikhism.

Encyclopedia of Hinduism. . 2007.

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  • Khalsa — Khālsā Khālsā (ਖਾਲਸਾ, mot panjâbî d origine persane signifiant « pur »), est le nom, initialement donné par Guru Gobind Singh, à l ordre chevaleresque des Sikhs qu il créa en 1699. Par extension, le mot désigne chaque membre de cet… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Khālsā — (ਖਾਲਸਾ, mot panjâbî d origine persane signifiant « pur »), est le nom, initialement donné par Guru Gobind Singh, à l ordre chevaleresque des Sikhs qu il créa en 1699. Par extension, le mot désigne chaque membre de cet ordre, chaque Sikh …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Khalsa — For the village in Azerbaijan, see Xəlsə. Khalsa (Punjabi: pa. ਖਾਲਸਾ, literally Pure ) refers to the collective body of all baptized Sikhs. The Khalsa was originally established as a military order of saint soldiers on 30 March 1699, by Guru… …   Wikipedia

  • khalsa — /kahl seuh/, n. a martial fraternity originated in 1699 and remaining as one of the closely knit communities of the Sikhs. [1770 80; < Hindi khalsa lit., pure Ar khalisah] * * * ▪ Sikhism Punjabi“the Pure”       the purified and reconstituted… …   Universalium

  • Khalsa —    Meaning the “Guru’s Own,” “Khalsa” was the name given by Guru Gobind Singh to all Sikhs who took the initiation of the double edged sword. In British India, it was the word commonly used to refer to the Sikh army in the Punjab, organized… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • khalsa — noun baptized Sikhs collectively …   Wiktionary

  • Khalsa — [ kʌlsə] noun the company of fully initiated Sikhs to which devout orthodox Sikhs are ritually admitted at puberty. Origin via Urdu from Pers., from the feminine form of Arab. ḵāliṛ pure, belonging to …   English new terms dictionary

  • khalsa — khal·sa …   English syllables

  • Khalsa — /ˈkælsə/ (say kalsuh) noun (an honorific conferred on a Sikh who has died for the honour of the Sikhs.) {Punjabi: martyr} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Khalsa — noun the group of initiated Sikhs to which devout orthodox Sikhs are ritually admitted at puberty; founded by the tenth and last Guru in 1699 • Topics: ↑Sikhism • Hypernyms: ↑religion, ↑faith, ↑organized religion …   Useful english dictionary

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