Glossary of Sikh terms
   Five K's Five items, each beginning with the intial k, which Sikhs of the Khalsa must wear. These are Kes, kungha, kacch, kara and kirpan.
     
   Gaddi Seat of authority. Gur-gaddi - the seat of authority o
     
   Granth The sacred volume, the Aadh Granth or Guru Granth Sahib. It can be used for all sacred scriptures, like the Dasam Granth.
     
  Granthi Custodian of the Gurdwara.
      
  Gur-bilas 'Praise of the Guru' hagiographic narratives of the lives of the sixth and tenth Guru's, stressing their roles as warriors.
      
  Gurdwara Gur - Guru, dwar - house of . The house of God or Sikh place of worship, sometimes wrongly refered to as a Sikh Temple.
     
  Gurmat The teachings of the Gurus.
     
  Gurmukhi 'From the Guru's mouth', the script in which punjabi is written.
     
  Guru
A spriritual preceptor, either a person or the mystical voice of Akal Purkh. In sikhism the term 'Guru' referes to the ten Gurus and Guru Granth Sahib, and no other.
     
  Guru Granth Sahib The Aadh Granth, the sacred scriptures of the Sikhs.
     
  Gurmatta 'The Guru's intention' a resolution passed by the Sarbat Khalsa, in the presence of Guru Granth Sahib.
     
  Halal
Flesh of an animal killed in accordance with Muslim ritual whereby it is bled to death. This type of flesh (as well as all flesh) is forbidden to Sikhs. The notion of halal is that of an offering made to God, but how can you offer something that already belongs to him ?
     
  Hari
Name of God, also used by Hindus. This name of God appears many times in Aadh Guru Granth Sahib and the Dasam Granth.
     
  Harmandar Sahib 'Hari's mandir'. The Golden Temple or Darbar Sahib complex at Amritsar.
     
  Haumai Self centeredness, ego, pride. One of the five sinns according to Sikhism, and the most deadly .
     
  Hukam Divine order, a passage from Guru Granth Sahib Ji chosen at random.
     
  Hukam-nama
'Letter of command', document containing a command issued by one of the Gurus to an individual or sangat. A similar document issued to the Panth by the Sarbat Khalsa from Akal Takhat.
     
     
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