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  1. kirpan(noun)

    a ceremonial four-inch curved dagger that Sikh men and women are obliged to wear at all times


  1. kirpan(Noun)

    A ceremonial sword that must be worn at all time by baptized Sikhs, and one of the five Ks.


  1. Kirpan

    The Kirpan is a ceremonial sword or dagger carried by baptized Sikhs. It is a religious commandment given by Guru Gobind Singh at the Vaisakhi Amrit Sanchar in 1699, all baptised Sikhs must wear a kirpan at all times along with other Articles of Faith. Although not all those who identify themselves as Sikhs carry a kirpan, it is one of the five articles of faith required to be worn by baptized Sikhs. The word Kirpan has two roots - the first root is: Kirpa, which means "Mercy, grace, compassion, kindness" and the second root is Aan, which in turn means "Honor, grace, dignity". Sikhs embody the qualities of a "Sant Sipahi" or saint-soldier. One must have control over one's internal vices and be able to be constantly immersed in virtues clarified in the Guru Granth Sahib. A Sikh must also have the courage to defend the rights of all who are wrongfully oppressed or persecuted irrespective of their colour, caste or creed.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kirpan in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kirpan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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