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asked 2016-07-06 05:04:29 -0600

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The reason I asked a question about hair extensions in a previous post is because my cousin who is fourteen years old (he is an exchange student from Canada) has been living with a Granthi, his wife and two sons in a small village in Tarn Taran District for the past three months and the Granthi has made my cousin wear a patka. It all started when the Granthi's sons demanded that my cousin be subjected to the same strict rules that are applied to them even though my cousin is a long term guest and not the Granthi's son. Nevertheless, the Granthi made my cousin get hair extensions during a trip into Amritsar and upon arrival back into the village, my cousin was made to wear a patka much to the Granthi's sons' delight.I asked many Sikhs if the Granthi was justified in doing this and there has been mixed answers.

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answered 2016-07-06 10:52:00 -0600

Guruka Singh gravatar image

The answer is simple: NO. The Granthi was not justified in doing this. It was done out of ego in order to look good in the eyes of others. In fact, it's a violation of our rehit, which says to leave the body unaltered, in its natural state. Faking long hair is not leaving the body in its natural state. Same reason people decide to cut their hairs, appearances. To look a certain way to others in order to gain some benefit for themselves.

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