What is a kirpan in Sikhism?

Sikh Groom with kirpan

What is a kirpan and what does it symbolise? A kirpan carries multiple symbolic meanings and has great importance in Sikhism. The compact sword measure around 6 inches in length and is typically secured within a shoulder belt. Wedding kirpans however can extend to several meters in size. Carrying the Kirpan shows that Sikhs are… Continue reading What is a kirpan in Sikhism?