Definition of khanda in English:

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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.
Example sentences
  • The right edge of the khanda symbolizes freedom and authority governed by moral and spiritual values.
  • The geometry of the khanda with its symmetry speaks to me of the perfection of the universe and its Creator.


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

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Syllabification: khan·da

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