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Khand is a Punjabi word which means stage, level or step in ones spiritual development.

Main article: Five Khands

FIVE KHANDS or Panj Khand literally means as follows: Panj = five and khands = regions or realms. These signify in the Sikh tradition the five stages of spiritual progress leading man to the Ultimate Truth. The supporting text is a fragment from Guru Nanak’s Japji Sahib, Pauris (Stanzas) 35 to 37 inclusive.

The Five Realms described in the Bani are: