Definition of khanda in English:

khanda

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 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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

khanda

/ˈkandə/