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why do sikhs wear a turban?

asked 2013-02-24 10:51:44 -0500

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What does the turban represent?

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u know u can just google it...

new user gravatar imagenew user ( 2013-02-25 00:23:22 -0500 )edit

I wan't being negative I was just saying that google would be the fist place to look. First of all u don't even know me u don't know how kind and humble I am ok. Why don't u answer the question. how is what ur saying relevant? what ur mother said is very very true. :)

new user gravatar imagenew user ( 2013-02-25 13:19:40 -0500 )edit

what the hell i dont even know why i was so rude to you i guess i was negative my self i dont understand what my mother has said fixex anything in what i have written just ignore it i am stupid for writing that.

Nihang Gavinpal Singh Khalsa gravatar imageNihang Gavinpal Singh Khalsa ( 2013-02-27 12:16:20 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-02-27 12:23:02 -0500

Nihang Gavinpal Singh Khalsa gravatar image

khalsa fateh

we sikh where turbans for one reason. we are our own rulers. only god rules us and the outside world like kings do not. although sikhs wore turbans during the time of sr guru nanak dev ji it became a greater significance during guru gobind singh jis reighn and guru hargobind sahib jis reighn. a messgage out to the moughals that we sikhs are independent.

a turban is also a spritual thing.
Turbans go way back in history as part of a spiritual practice. The top of your head is the tenth gate or the crown chakra. It is normally covered by hair that acts as antennae to protect the top of the head from sun and exposure, as well as to channel sun and vitamin D energy. Yogis or Sikhs do not cut their hair, they coil or knot it on top of head on their solar center. In men the solar center is on top of the head at the front (anterior fontanel). Women have two solar centers: one is at the center of the crown chakra, the other is on top of the head towards the back (posterior fontanel). For all, coiling or knotting the hair at the solar centers channels one’s radiant energy and helps retain a spiritual focus.

This hair knot is traditionally called the “rishi” knot. In ancient times, a rishi was someone who had the capacity to control the flow of energy and prana in the body. A “maharishi” was someone who could regulate the flow of energy in the body, meditatively and at will. The rishi knot assists in the channeling of energy in meditation (Naam Simran). If one cuts off the hair, there can be no rishi knot. By giving us the rishi knot and the turban the Guru gave us the blessing to have the capacity of a rishi.

The 10th Sikh Master, Guru Gobind Singh, taught his Sikhs to take the next step: Put a turban on the head covering the coiled, uncut hair. The pressure of the multiple wraps keeps the 26 bones of the skull in place. There are pressure points on the forehead that keep you calm and relaxed. Turbans cover the temples, which protects you from mental or psychic negativity of other people. The pressure of the turban also changes the pattern of blood flow to the brain. (These are all reasons that women should also wear turbans.) When you tie up your hair and wrap the turban around it, all the parts of your skull are pulled together and supported. You feel clarity and readiness for the day and for what may come to you from the Unknown. God is the Unknown. He is mastery as well as mystery. Living with an awareness of your God within you and the God outside of you (God in all) is an attitude. Covering your head is an action with the attitude that there is something greater than you know. Your willingness to stand ... (more)

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Gurujis Daughter gravatar imageGurujis Daughter ( 2013-03-12 18:35:05 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-02-26 12:52:56 -0500

Gurujis Daughter gravatar image :)

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God Bless u sister. These links can be easily be found by googling it so I don't see he the person that asked the question didn't just simply google it.

new user gravatar imagenew user ( 2013-02-26 13:22:58 -0500 )edit

May Guru Sahib bless everybody! Including you :)

Gurujis Daughter gravatar imageGurujis Daughter ( 2013-02-26 13:26:02 -0500 )edit

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