Definition of Khalsa
1. Noun. The group of initiated Sikhs to which devout orthodox Sikhs are ritually admitted at puberty; founded by the tenth and last Guru in 1699.
Definition of Khalsa
1. Noun. baptized Sikhs collectively ¹
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Literary usage of Khalsa
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. British India by Robert Watson Frazer (1896)
"a mixture of water and refined sugar, stirred by a two- edged dagger, after which he became a member of the Khalsa, or Army of the Guru, and to his name the ..."
2. A History of the Sikhs: From the Origin of the Nation to the Battles of the by Joseph Davey Cunningham (1918)
"He who wishes to behold the his mission Guru, let him search the Granth of Nanak. The Guru will «?ibj fu'j dwell with the Khalsa ; be firm and be faithful ..."
3. Speeches: 1898-1901 by George Nathaniel Curzon Curzon (1901)
"Among the many benefits which the community had received during Her Majesty's reign, particular mention was made of the Khalsa College, which had been ..."
4. The History of India, from the Earliest Period to the Close of Lord by John Clark Marshman (1867)
"His noble army was the army of the Khalsa ; and the shout of triumph was " Victory to the ... in the name of God, and for the glorification of the Khalsa. ..."
5. Dictionary of Battles from the Earliest Date to the Present Time by Thomas Benfield Harbottle (1904)
"The troops of the Khalsa withstood three charges of the British cavalry with splendid bravery, but at last broke and fled, losing many drowned in the Sutlej ..."
6. Sketch of the Sikhs: A Singular Nation, who Inhabit the Provinces of the by John Malcolm (1812)
"The meaning of this institution is to make the convert a member of the Khalsa, or Sikh commonwealth, ... I was laughing and joking with the Khalsa Singh, ..."
7. The History of India: From the Earliest Period to the Close of Lord by John Clark Marshman (1872)
"Ilis noble army was the army of the Khalsa ; and the shout of ... the founder of the community, in the name of God, and for the glorification of the Khalsa. ..."
8. The Sikhs by John James Hood Gordon (1904)
"CHAPTER V. STRUGGLES OF THE Khalsa FOR POSSESSION OF THE PUNJAB. AFTER Govind's death the Khalsa was left without any real head. ..."