Glossary

Sikh
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TermSikh
Alternative TermsSikhs
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Follower of the Sikh religion. Important Sikh beliefs include:

  • non-belief in any caste, group or distinctions that divide human beings
  • longstanding devotion may overcome the 'Five Evils' – influences of ego, anger, greed, attachment and lust, which beset everyone.

Baptised Sikhs traditionally sport the Five Ks or articles of faith, which have practical and symbolic purposes:

  • uncut hair, which Sikh men conventionally keep clean by twisting into their turbans
  • small comb
  • circular iron bracelet
  • dagger
  • special undergarment.
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