Ending name for male Sikh’s and particularly one who has taken Khande Ke Pahul (Baptized) is SINGH. Singh means lion. So a person after taking Amrit of Gurbani get the courage and power like a lion. This is the sign of bravery and equality. Ending name for female Sikh’s and particularly one who has taken Khande Ke Pahul is KAUR (Lioness). This is the sign of bravery and equality.
Different types of Sikhs in the present world:
A person becomes a Sikh after seeing someone and finding this religion to be useful spiritually or otherwise adopts this.
If parent are Sikhs the child also starts following it. (Birth)
Some Sikhs are always thankful to Akal Purkh that they could get into Sikh religion.
Real Sikhs are those who are ready to sacrifice everything for the Guru and Sikhism. (Bhai Manjh).
“Manjh Piara Guru Noo Guru Piara Manjh”
According to Gurmat in order to call himself a Sikh, one must take Khande Ke Pahul.
The traditional Khande Ke Pahul is required for admission in Sikhism and commitment to the Guru.
Five Kakar’s are must to start following the Gurmat as a constant guide in our daily routine.
Amrit of Gurbani is required for the constant guidance and direction to the mind.
Author: Dr. Sarbjit Singh