Foundations of Identity and Belonging
Practising Sikhs visit the gurdwara often and may wear the 5Ks of the Khalsa – the kesh (uncut hair), kara (bracelet), kirpan (sword), kachera (breeches) and kangha (comb). Joining the Khalsa is the most obvious way of showing commitment to the Guru. It is an act of active discipleship. Sikhs commit to saying daily prayers, avoiding four taboos and behaviour expected of a © RE:Online 2020 Sikhism 12
son/daughter of Guru Gobind Singh Ji and Mata Sahib Kaur as initiation into the Khalsa is a spiritual rebirth in the House of the Guru.