Nishan Sahib (Kesri Janda, “Saffron flag”)

The Nishan Sahib is the triangular, saffron colored flag flown outside of Sikh Gurdwaras (temples). No Gurudwara may be without this emblem of faith. Nishon Sahib means, literally “respected emblem.” The banner, in use for more than four hundred years, is present at all Sikh ceremonies and processions, and special rituals are enacted when it is raised and lowered. To learn more about the Sikh faith, see: Sikhism


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