HISTORY Turban is and has been an inseparable part of a sikh’s life. Since Guru Nanak Dev ji, the founder of sikhism, all sikhs have been wearing turban. All sikh gurus wore a turban. The sikh rehatmaryada (sikh code of conduct) specifically says that all sikhs must wear a turban.
IMPORTANCE OF TURBAN UNIQUE IDENTITY HOLINESS AND SPIRITUALITY TURBAN AS A ROBE OF HONOUR PAGG VATAUNI (EXCHANGE OF TURBAN) SYMBOL OF RESPONSIBILITY HONOUR AND SELF RESPECT HIGH MORAL VALUES KINGLY TURBAN – SIGN OF SARDARI
UNIQUE IDENTITY It provides Sikhs a unique identity. You will see only Sikhs wearing Turban in western countries. If a Sikhs likes to become one with his/her Guru, he/she must look like a Guru (wear a Turban). Guru Gobind Singh Ji has said, “Khalsameroroophaikhaas. Khalse me haukaronivas.” Khalsa (Sikh) is a true picture of mine. I live in a Khalsa.
BINA PAGG DE NAHI PEHCHAAN HUNDI BHAAVE HOWE BANDA LAKH HAZAAR JI LAKHAN VICHO HOWE IKKO PAGG WALA LOKI AAKHDE “SAT SRI AKAAL” SARDAR JI
HOLINESS AND SPIRITUALITY Turban is a symbol of spirituality and holiness in Sikhism. When Guru Ram DassJi left for heavenly abode, his elder son PirthiChand wore a turban, which is usually worn by an elder son when his father passes away. (In the same manner) Guru Arjan Dev was honored with the turban of Guruship.
DASAM DWAAR The DasamDwaar also Dasamadvara is the Tenth Door or Gate in addition to the physical body having nine openings (two eyes, ears, nostrils, mouth and the organs of procreation and excretion). It is at the top of the head, the Brahmarandhra that opens upon Kundalini awakening when we feel the Cool Breeze. Sikhs believe that there are 10 'gates' to the body; Some understand 'gates' as another word for 'chakras' or energy centres. However, gates are physical opening which are also top most energy level is the called the tenth gate or dasamdwaar where AnhadBani: The unstruck sound current of the Shabad vibrates.
TURBAN AS A ROBE OF HONOR The highest honour that a sikh religious organization can bestow upon an individual is a Siropa. It is a blessing of the guru which is bestowed upon a person who has devoted a major portion of his/her life for the welfare of sikhism or for humanity in general. Sometimes a siropa is also bestowed upon the families of a sikh martyrs.
PAGG VATAUNI (EXCHANGE OF TURBAN) PaggVatauni ("exchange of turban") is a Punjabi custom, in which the people exchange turbans with their closest friends. Once they exchange turbans they become friends for life and forge a permanent relationship. They take a solemn pledge to share their joys and sorrows under all circumstances. Exchanging turban is a glue that can bind two individuals or families together for generations
SYMBOL OF RESPONSIBILITY RasamPagri ("turban ceremony") is a ceremony in North India. RasamPagri takes place, when a man passes away and his oldest son takes over the family responsibilities by tying the turban in front of a large gathering. It signifies that now he has shouldered the responsibility of his father and he is the head of the family
HONOUR AND SELF RESPECT The turban is also a symbol of honor and self-respect. In the Punjabi culture, those who have selflessly served the community are traditionally honoured with turbans.
KINGLY TURBANSIGN OF SARDARI Earlier only royal people and people of high castes used to wear turban and minorities were not allowed to wear turbans.
TURBAN FOR WOMEN
TURBAN OUTSIDE INDIA
TYPES OF TURBANS PATKA KESKI DASTAAR PAGG DUMALLA
PATKA Patka is a Sikh head covering which is worn by many Sikh children in preference to its bigger brother the turban. The Patka is also worn by many adult Sikhs as a under-turban as well. This under-turban may be kept at bed-time as well, when the turban proper is taken off. This is knotted at the top to keep the hair intact. In fact PATKA is more popular with young Sikhs at school. The patka is a simple cloth head covering, consisting of about two square feet of fabric with strings to secure it. The patka is usually worn by Sikh youths, or in the place of a turban by less traditional adult Sikhs.
Why choose a Turban? The turban is our Guru's gift to us. It is how we crown ourselves as the Singhs and Kaurs who sit on the throne of commitment to our own higher consciousness. For men and women alike, this projective identity conveys royalty, grace, and uniqueness. It is a signal to others that we live in the image of Infinity and are dedicated to serving all. The turban doesn't represent anything except complete commitment. When you choose to stand out by tying your turban, you stand fearlessly as one single person standing out from six billion people.
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