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Salutations (Sikh)

Subject Indian Traditions » Sikhism

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631181392.1995.x


[ xxxiii ] The common Sikh salutation is ‘Sat Sri Akal’ (‘True is the Immortal One’). This is also used as a triumphal cry in Sikh assemblies. A leader calls ‘Jo bole so nihal’ (‘Blessed is he who cries …’) and the gathering responds with ‘Sat Sri Akal!’ A more formal greeting is ‘Vahiguruji ka Khalsa, Siri Vahiguruji ki fateh’ (‘Hail to the Guru's K halsa , hail the G uru 's victory’). The latter portion may be used as a response. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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