- khanda tattoo otinflewerThe Khanda (☬ Punjabi: ਖੰਡਾ, khaṇḍā) depicts the Sikh doctrine Deg Tegh Fateh in emblematic form. It is also part of the design of the Nishan Sahib. A double edged sword (also called Khanda) is placed at the top of a Nishan Sahib flag as an ornament or finial. The Khanda Emblem is an amalgam of three symbols, represented by three different items.
- A double-edged sword also called a Khanda which is in the centre
- Chakkar (or chakram)
- Two single-edged swords, or kirpanthe bottom and 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.
The symbol is encoded in Unicode, in the Sikhism Symbols range, at codepoint U+262C (☬).