Definition of khanda in English:


Syllabification: khan·da
Pronunciation: /ˈkandə


An emblem of Sikhism, representing a vertical two-edged sword with its blade surrounded by a circle and its hilt intersected by the crossing hilts of two single-edged swords.
More example sentences
  • The geometry of the khanda with its symmetry speaks to me of the perfection of the universe and its Creator.
  • The right edge of the khanda symbolizes freedom and authority governed by moral and spiritual values.


Oriya and Punjabi khaṇḍā, from Prakrit, of uncertain origin.

Definition of khanda in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day retroflex
Pronunciation: ˈretrəˌfleks
turned backward