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Sikh Identity Lesson 2 WALT: Understand the meaning and significance of the Panj Kakkar. Analyse the deeper meanings of Kes and the Dastaar. Greeting Task: Who would like to be a brave Lion or Lioness and share their Khalsa thoughts/poems homework?
Close your eyes, Breathe in, Breathe out, Sing along Enjoy the experience Prayer Time - ismrn
11 Guru Sahibs Each one of the ten Gurus represents a divine attribute: 1. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Jee - Humility 2. Sri Guru Angad Dev Jee - Obedience 3. Sri Guru Amar Das Jee - Equality 4. Sri Guru Ram Das Jee- Service 5. Sri Guru Arjan Dev Jee - Self-Sacrifice 6. Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Jee - Justice 7. Sri Guru Har Rai Jee - Mercy 8. Sri Guru Har Krishan Jee - Purity 9. Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Jee - Tranquility 10. Sri Guru Gobind Singh Jee - Royal Courage 11. Sri Guru Granth Sahib Jee- the embodiment of all ten Guru Sahibs and attributes
Why do we have the Panj Kakkar and Sikh Identity? Sometimes answers to our complex questions are simple....because Maharaj said so....SIMPLES. Rehat Maryada: Sikh Code of Conduct In Sri Guru Gobind Singh Jee 52 Hukams (commands) he explicitly says: Punj Kakaar di Rehat drirh kar rukhni - Follow the discipline of the 5 K's strictly. Dastaar bina nahi rehnaa - Wear a turban at all times. Sikhi kesaa-suaasa sang nibhaaouni - Live and die a Keshadhaari Sikh Countless countless pangteea in Gurbani too.
Why do we have the Panj Kakkar and Sikh Identity? Although the answer is simples there are so many more spiritual reasons as to why we keep the Panj Kakkar. They are metaphors, reminders, connectors and above all part of our human body. Today we will look at the 5 Ks as they’re known in more detail. As we work through the next few slides think about the qualities your class human had and how each of the 5 Kakkar represent those qualities.
N.B We are discussing the Panj Kakkar, if ‘you’ keep some of them or all of them doesn’t make you ‘better’ than someone who doesn’t. They are our uniform and have a lot of spiritual power so it is our duty to explain why keeping kes is important etc. This is the path laid out by our Gurus and all our journeys are individual. There is no judgement or guilt...just providing you with knowledge for YOUR JOURNEY.
Identity Sikhs who have been baptised must wear the 5 Ks or 5 kakkar to show they are a Sikh. 1. Kes (uncut hair covered with a turban) 2. Kangha (comb) 3. Kara (steel bracelet) 4. Kirpan (sword) 5. Kachhera (shorts) Task: Cut out your boxes and mix and match the kakkar descriptions with the correct images. Extension Task: Which Kakkar do you find most interesting and why? Do you have any questions about any of the Kakkar, if so write them down? These can be practical/Rehat Maryada (code of conduct) questions. All Sikh women have the surname KAUR meaning Princess All Sikh men have the SINGH meaning Lion
Misconception If the Kirpan is removed from the case (mian) ONE DOES NOT HAVE TO DRAW BLOOD!!!!!!!!! The Kirpan is used to bless food (degh during Ardaas, bhog of langar) because of it’s symbolic representation. Sikhs also highly value the use of pure Iron.
World Record Turbans and Beards... Sikh man wears a 700 m, 60 kg turban on the occasion of Diwali in Amritsar.
Kes and Dastaar TASK: As we watch the video jot down why Kes and Dastaar are so important to our Sikh uniform, connection and spirituality.
Something to make you chuckle...
ELC: We are all still unique even with our blessed uniforms?
Homework Deadline: Homework Task: Using your knowledge of the Sikh uniform over the last two lessons, make this blank human into a Sikh. You can use any arts and crafts materials you wish...best ones win a prize! You have TWO WEEKS to complete this (not next lesson but the lesson after that)