Â The 5Ks are: Kesh, Kangha,Kara,Kachera and Kirpan. Kesh is when a Sikh has uncut hair. They never cut their hair and it does not touch the ground. They grow their eyebrows to a certain length. This is why they were turbans. Kangha is a small wooden comb. Sikhs use the comb twice a day to keep their hair in place. A Kara is a iron or steel bracelet. It is worn on the right arm and is used to make sure the Sikh disciple does Gods work and that person must carry out true and righteous deeds.
Â The Kacchera is a undergarment which was give by a gift of love from Guru. They were all worn by Sikhs, initiated into the Khalsa. A Kipan is a small dagger. It is a ceremonial dagger held by baptized Sikhs. It was a religious commandment give by Guru. The daggers place of origin is Punjab.
In the Catholic faith, we have symbols too. I will explain the five most important symbols that are important to me. The Baptismal Candle symbolises a baptized person in the light of Christ so, the newborn begins their new life in christ. The Oil of Chrism symbolizes the sealing of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Oil of Catechumens gives the newborn new strength to turn away from evil, temptation and sin. The Holy Water washes away original sin which came from Adam and Eve. Original sin came from Adam and Eve when they ate the apple from the Tree of Knowledge, the Garden of Eden. The White Garment represents being clothed in christ’ love and they are in the pure eyes of God.
In this paragraph, I will be explaining about the similarities about the Sikh faith and the Catholic faith. In the Sikh religion, they have a holy book called Guru Granth Sahib and the catholic faith has a holy book, called the Bible. The catholic faith have got a place where they baptized the baby, which is a church. The Sikh religion also have a place where they have their Amrit ceremony which is called a Gurdwara.
During the Amrit ceremony, hymns are repeated from the Sikh scripture and prayers are said. When the Amrit is prepared, it is a mixture of sugar and water, which is stirred with a double-edged sword. They then recite the Mool Mantra. After readings are read, they end the ceremony with the ceremonial Karah Purshad.
Parshad is a type of sweet tasting food which is made with semolina, sugar and ghee. What the Sikhs promise to do is that they have to make commitment, understanding and self-dicipline. The person becomes a Sikh when they are a baby.