Definition of khanda in English:

khanda

Pronunciation /ˈkandə//ˈkɑːndə/

noun

  • 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.

    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

khanda

/ˈkandə//ˈkɑːndə/