Amrit Sanchar

Amrit Sanchar (auch Amrit Sanskar, Amrit Chhakna oder Khande di Pahul) ist ein sikhistisches Initiationsritual mit gesüßtem Wasser. Im allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch wird Amrit Sanchar auch als Taufzeremonie bezeichnet. Offiziell müssen mit dem Kandidaten sechs bereits initiierte Sikhs anwesend sein. Fünf von ihnen, die sog. Fünf Geliebten (panj piare) führen durch die Zeremonie. Der sechste Sikh liest die Gebete aus dem Heiligen Buch, dem Guru Granth Sahib. Durch Amrit gehört der Kandidat dem Khalsa an. Damit ist die spirituelle und religiöse Gemeinschaft aller Sikhs gemeint. Während des Festes Vaisakhi (Baisakhi) im Jahre 1699 kam der Taufzeremonie durch den zehnten Guru Gobind Singh ein besonderer Stellenwert zu.


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