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asked 2012-08-27 16:23:17 -0600

A.singh gravatar image

updated 2012-09-20 10:18:51 -0600

Guruka Singh gravatar image

Waheguru jio, Dear soul, I hear a rehetnama which was like this.... Topi how Taray , Saat janam kushti hoe Maray...... Firstly why is guruji is critiquing hats and then further on say that the one who practices wearing hats will suffer for 7 lifetimes....

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Khalsa ji..Guru Gobind Singh ji gave us gift of turban. Wearing a topi would mean that we did not accept our father's gift. A sikh must always wear a turban. Guru ji said that " rehat pyari mujko, sikh pyara nahi"...

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answered 2012-08-30 13:15:04 -0600

kanwaljit.singh gravatar image

We will see in Gurbani that sakhat (harsh) language has been used to dissuade people from leaving Gurmat. Now think of practicality. No cap will stay fixed on your head, just a swipe of hand and it will come off. Turban with it's inverted V over the ears, makes a much better grip and houses the kesh with respect. People instead of keeping a top knot, spread and flatten their hair, which will probably pull or entangle it. I know people go for it 'cause it takes less time. I think tying a 2-3 metres keski is even faster. Rest is your wish veerji! How wearing a cap affects anyone, I don't know!

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answered 2012-09-08 23:40:55 -0600

Daas gravatar image

It is wise of you to ask rather than follow others blindly. I say this because someone who has love for Sikhi would always want his apprehensions answered so as to not hurt Rehat maryada...

As far as the question of whether wearing a cap is forbidden in Sikhi or not, the answer is yes. Our Rehet Maryada forbids us from wearing Hats/Caps...

Also, just to add to this I sometimes come across people who say they can't wear Dastars because they get headaches or they shorn their hair for the same reason. I just ask them one simple question, if you don't like your mother/father, would you replace them for someone you do?

May Waheguru bless us all...

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answered 2014-04-15 09:46:01 -0600

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I am hard case ..As Sikhism gives spiritual lifestyle to enlightenment I Would be interested in knowing the science or spirituality behind abandoning Caps. I have met many Enlightened beings with no dastaar, so why such a big consequence and importance to type of abject you cover your head from is given.

I personally experience better flow of energy through crown when i am not wearing dastaar.

if anyone can share his/her experience?

Sat Sri Akal

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