Definitions

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  • 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

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Examples

  • He also uses the terms Khalsa, Sikhs, and Punjabis loosely when referring to the Punjab army; it should be remarked that the Khalsa as he knew it was not composed exclusively of Sikhs.

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • * The word Khalsa, which has before been ex - plained to mean the state or commonwealth, is sup -

    Sketch of the Sikhs; a singular nation, who inhabit the provinces of the Penjab, situated between the rivers Jumna and Indus

  • The Khalsa was a mystical rebirth for the Five Beloved into a new familial brotherhood of sant-sipahis, saint-warriors, embodying in their person a confluence of saintly virtue and martial prowess.

    Ravinder Singh Taneja: The Incomparable Guru Gobind Singh

  • The Khalsa was a militant fraternity started in 1699 by Guru Gobind Singh, the last of Sikhism's 10 gurus.

    Sikhs Beyond Separatism

  • But two weeks later I was in this little town, Anandpur Sahib outside Chandigarh, the capital of the Punjab, and the temple, and also next to it the fortress that the last guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind, died in as he wrote the Khalsa, which is their holy scripture.

    Moshe Safdie on building uniqueness

  • But two weeks later I was in this little town, Anandpur Sahib outside Chandigarh, the capital of the Punjab, and the temple, and also next to it the fortress that the last guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind, died in as he wrote the Khalsa, which is their holy scripture.

    Moshe Safdie on building uniqueness

  • But two weeks later I was in this little town, Anandpur Sahib outside Chandigarh, the capital of the Punjab, and the temple, and also next to it the fortress that the last guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind, died in as he wrote the Khalsa, which is their holy scripture.

    Moshe Safdie on building uniqueness

  • Once Runjeet's iron hand was gone, the Khalsa was the real power in the Punjab, whose rulers could only hope to conciliate it.

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • The community was called Khalsa: [677] within it there was perfect equality: every man was to carry a sword and wear long hair but short trousers.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 2

  • (For Sikhs, it's a special occasion because their tenth master, Guru Gobind Singh, had picked this day to announce the foundation of the Khalsa, which is the collective body of all baptized Sikhs who sport long hair and four other articles of faith.)

    The Georgia Straight - News And Views

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  • "It was all very confusing, and she continued to enjoy Easter eggs and decorating the Christmas tree, and found the books that Parminder pressed upon her children, explaining the lives of the gurus and the tenets of Khalsa, extremely difficult to read."

    The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, p 301

    January 10, 2013