Sach Khand

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Sachkhand depiction from a mural artwork located at Gurdwara Baba Atal Sahib Ji

Sach Khand (Gurmukhi: ਸਚਖੰਡ) is a term used in Sikhism to denote an individual's union with God.[1]

Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, described a hierarchy of five spiritual levels in the Japji Sahib.[1] The highest level in this hierarchy is known as the Sach Khand where the individual attains a mystical union with God.[1] Before reaching the level of Sach Khand, the individual must ascend progressively through four lower levels—starting from Dharam Khand, and progressing through Gian Khand, Saram Khand, and Karam Khand.[1]

Many Sikhs conceptualize Sach Khand not as a mystical state transcending death, but as a "heavenly abode"—a place where one's spirit goes after death.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Mansukhani, Gobind Singh (1977). Introduction to Sikhism. Hemkunt Press. p. 71.
  2. ^ McLeod, W.H. (2005). Historical Dictionary of Sikhism (2nd ed). Scarecrow Press. p. 175.