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What is the meaning of Nishan Sahib?

asked 2016-09-15 01:15:01 -0500

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updated 2016-09-28 13:39:55 -0500

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What does Nishan Sahib signify outside the Gurdwaras? Most of the Nishan Sahib are of Saffron color but few Gurdwaras have Navy Blue color Nishan Sahib's. Why so?

Why Prabhat Pheris and Nagar Kirtan are taken out during Gurpurabs, did these traditions of taking out procession started during the Gurus' time?

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answered 2016-09-15 15:02:51 -0500

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updated 2016-09-17 10:41:54 -0500

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Wahrguru Ji Ki Fateh

Nishan Sahib signifies that a Gurdwara is here, so you will be able to obtain langar, a place of protection and rest.

I could be wrong but blue could be Nihangs, according to Wiki Blue was introduced by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji.

Basanti (yellow) was introduced by Sri Guru Hargobind Rai Ji.

White was introduced by Sri Guru Amar Das Ji .

Saffron was introduced by the Sikh Empire.

I am not sure how the Gurus celebrated Gurpurabs, but wasn't a procession done when the first prakash of Sri Guru Grant Sahib Ji happened ?

Sat Sri Akaal

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A small correction to your answer, sixth Guru's correct name was Guru Hargobind Ji, and the seventh Guru's name was Guru Har Rai Ji. So, please edit your answer.

Not at all Punjabi gravatar imageNot at all Punjabi ( 2016-09-17 04:17:59 -0500 )edit

my apologies

gn gravatar imagegn ( 2016-09-17 10:41:42 -0500 )edit

answered 2019-08-26 15:25:21 -0500

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Saffron (kesari) color represents sacrifice, Sacrifice made by Sikhs for others.

Saffron is also at the top of the Indian flag for the same reason.

Blue is the color of Sikhs, Guru Nanak used to wear Blue, Guru Gobind too and so did Nihangs

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