- a martial fraternity originated in 1699 and remaining as one of the closely knit communities of the Sikhs.
Origin of khalsa
1770–80; < Hindi khālṣa literally, pure ≪ Arabic khāliṣah
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The 1699 inauguration of the Khalsa Panth also demonstrates an integration of the spiritual and political.The Meaning of Vaisakhi, the Biggest Sikh Celebration
Simran Jeet Singh
April 13, 2014
He said he had stopped seeing Khalsa after the doctor became well-known in Hollywood.
I emailed Khalsa questions about Alley's business and whether he endorses her products.
I asked a prominent executive who had been a devoted patient of Khalsa's about him.
He reduced the army of the Khalsa to a third of its former strength.
The flight of the Khalsa army was in the direction of the Khoree Pass.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.
E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Advancing in line, the British had two battalions mowed down by the Khalsa guns.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year
The Khalsa, as the Sikh commonwealth was styled, was full of zeal for its creed, a reformed Hindooism.Battles of English History
H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
Guru Govind stands out as the real founder of the Sikh Khalsa or "saved ones."
- an order of the Sikh religion, founded (1699) by Guru Gobind Singh. Members vow to wear the five Ks, to eat only ritually killed meat, and to refrain from committing adultery or cutting their hair
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