10 Things You Should Know About The Sikh Turban

Headdress comes in many different forms, styles, and fashion. They also serve multiples of purposes which include, but not limited to:

  • Protection
  • Decoration
  • Badge of honor
  • Medical
  • Religious

However, one type of headdress that has stood out over the centuries is the turban. It is a type of headwear based on cloth winding.

Sikh TurbanOne of the most prominent turban wearing communities is the Sikh. Below we have listed some of the reasons why the turban is popularly worn by the Sikh.

1) It is a symbol of dedication and commitment to the Guru.

2) It is considered to be a gift from the Tenth Master, Guru Gobind Singh.

3) It represents respect and is a sign of nobility.

4) It is a form of identity.

5) It is believed that it keeps the 26 bones of one’s skull in place and allows for the positive flow of energy.

6) It is a sign of upliftment to the downtrodden and represents the equality of all.

7) It is an article of faith that represents honor, self-respect, courage, spirituality, and piety.

8) It is an integral part of Sikh tradition.

9) It protects and keeps their long unshorn hair clean.

10) It is a crown of spirituality.

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