(Amrit = often translated as nectar) Water mixed with sugar and stirred with a double edged sword (Khanda) while the 5 Sikh daily prayers are recited. Initiated by the Tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji in 1699, the Amrit ceremony is central to becoming a member of the Khalsa.
Literally "blissful event." The Sikh wedding ceremony. The lavan, (four stanzas composed by the fourth Guru symbolising the marriage of the human soul to the divine) are sung to formalize Sikh marriages.
The Sikh congregational prayer, anonymously written during the 18th century. Although it is not in the Guru Granth Sahib, it occupies a prominent place in Sikh religious functions. It is said at the end of daily prayers, and often used to initiate or conclude any significant endeavour (i.e. child going away to school, starting a business venture).