A Nishan Sahib, a yellow or saffron colored flag with an emblem of a double-edged sword, two other swords, and a sharp iron ring, indicates the site of a Gurdwara. Nishan means a symbol, sign, steal or stamp. The respect for the flags is such in the Sikhs that once when Nishan sahib bearer named bhai Alam Singh fell in the hands of Mughal during a battle. The mughals asked him to throw the flag or his hands would be chopped off. Then Bhai Alam Singh replied that in that case he would keep holding the flag with his feet(Singh G.,1989).