The Khanda symbol
The Khanda (
Punjabi: ਖੰਡਾ, ) is the symbol of the khaṇḍā Sikh faith, that attained its current form around the first decade of the 20th century.
It is an amalgam of three symbols:
khanda (sword) in the centre A
chakkar ( chakram) Two single-edged swords, or kirpan, crossed at the bottom, which sit on either side of the khanda and chakkar. They represent the dual characteristics of Miri-Piri, indicating the integration of both spiritual and temporal sovereignty together and not treating them as two separate and distinct entities. 
It depicts the Sikh doctrine
in Deg Tegh Fateh emblematic form. It consists of three weapons and a circle: the khanda, two kirpans and the chakkar which is a circle. It is the military emblem of the Sikhs. It is also part of the design of the . A double edged Nishan Sahib khanda (sword) is placed at the top of a Nishan Sahib flag as an ornament or finial.
In recent years, the Khanda has been used to show solidarity within the Sikh community after high profile shootings in the
Another symbol that may be confused with the Khanda is the
aad chand (lit. "half moon") of the Nihang, which consists of a khanda sword in the middle of a crescent, aligned with points upward.
The symbol is encoded in
Unicode, in the Miscellaneous Symbols range, at code point U+262C (☬).
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