Carve a Sikh O Lantern to Light the Night

Sikhism Theme Jack O Lanterns

Jack O Lantern pumpkins carved with Sikh symbols and spiritual themes are not just for Halloween. Light a Sikh O Lantern to illuminate your meditation or for any spiritual occasion such as Rain Sabaee kirtan, or Bandi Chhor. Choose a spiritual theme and carve a Diwali lamp, or simply light up your night on any gurpurab, or other festive autumn occasion. Sikh O lanterns make great fall centerpieces too.

Sikhi Stye Jack-O'-Lanterns
Sikhi Stye Jack-O'-Lanterns. Photo © [S Khalsa]

Meet the Sikh O Lantern, or Jack O Lantern carved with Sikhism symbols:

  • Ik OnKar or "One With Everything" symbolizing the unity of creator and creation.
  • Khanda the Sikhism Coat of Arms symbolizing spiritual and secular authority.

Carve a Sikh O lantern to illuminate any evening, or all night, Sikh worship service:

  • How to Carve an Ik Onkar or Khanda Sikh O Lantern Illustrated Instructions
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Lion Jack O Lantern

Lion Jack O Lantern All Done Mama
Lion Jack O Lantern All Done Mama. Photo © [Courtesy Satmandir Kaur]

The Lion Jack O Lantern celebrates the king in Singh. Every male Sikh carries the name of Singh meaning "Lion," symbolizing courage and the kingly status of unshorn hair and beard like that of the lion's mane. Carve a Lion Jack O lantern to illuminate your autumn nights:

  • How to Carve a Lion Jack O Lantern Illustrated Instructions

Lotus Lantern

Lotus Lantern Lighted
Lotus Lantern Lighted. Photo © [S Khalsa]

The lotus is a spiritual symbol of the self-realized soul who rooted in the world like the lotus rooted is in mud, blossoms in awareness remaining aloof to the effect of egoism. Carve a lotus lantern to illuminate your meditation:

  • How to Carve a Lotus Lantern Illustrated Instructions
Fluted Pumpkin Shell With Pumpkin Ambrosia
Fresh Pineapple Pumpkin Ambrosia in Fluted Pumpkin Shell. Photo © [S Khalsa]

Carve a lotus fluted bowl from a pumpkin shell and fill with your favorite recipe. Pumpkin bowls can be baked or filled with seasonal Sikhism vegetarian recipes. More »

Roasted Pumpkins Seeds
Roasted Pumpkins Seeds. Photo © [S Khalsa]

Wondering what to do with all those pumpkins seeds left over after carving pumpkins into Jack O Lanterns? Pumpkin seeds are loaded with nutrition. Try roasting pumpkin seeds with curry seasoning:

  • Pumpkins Seeds Roasted With Curry Seasoning Illustrated Recipe
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