I would like to know just how much importance weapons have in the Sikh faith, and also how much respect is supposed to be shown to them. I've looked all over the internet for the answer and just can't seem to find it. I'm familiar with the Shastar Naam Mala composition of the Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji, and I was thinking, does the personification of weapons to describe qualities of God and praise God mean that they somehow carry some sort of significance in Sikhism in terms of worship? Also, why is there almost always weapons laid out in front of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji in the gurdwara???