Baptism in sikism
Their baptism is called Amrit Sanchar . The Amrit Sanchar is the given name in the sikh tradition to the baptism ceremony. Also known as the initiation. Sikhs do not have their baptisim the same as christians do. The important person in christian’s baptism is god, but in the sikh baptism the important people are the beloved five. The sikh baptism started when the Guru was not present the masands or the local sangat leaders officiated. The Guru would guide the sikhs about the sikh teaching and instruct them to adopt them as a way of life. “Who is prepared to die for God?” asked Guru Gobind Singh.Â One man stepped forward and he was taken to a tent. After some time Guru Gobind Singh came out of the tent with blood dripping from his sword. Â He asked the same question again. After the next four people were in the tent, he reappeared with the five, who were now all dressed like him. These five men wereÂ known as the beloved five. Them five are very important in the Amrit Sanchar.Christian’s baptism started when John the baptist decided to baptise people in the River Jordan
Christian’s prepare for the baptism by dressing up in white gownÂ to repesent being clothed in God’s love. Also christian’s have their baptism by going to a priest and being anointed withÂ all the baptismÂ symbols. Then we are clensed from our original sin by the holy water being poured on our foreheads. Sikhs do it differently.
The ingredients and the aids to the preparation of the Â Holy Nectar are symbolic of a few things that are held in the highest regards by the khasla. In this religion it is believed that it should not be taken into the Â mind that AmritÂ Sanchar Â is the end purpose. It is the start of one’s journeyÂ intoÂ theÂ right path toÂ live a pure andÂ good life. Five handfuls of Amrit are given for drinking, five handfuls are sprinkled over the hair and another five are sprinkled into the eyes. That is the baptism of the sikhs called AmritÂ Sanchar.