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And that gives you the right to insult the dastaar they wear in honour of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj?

Make your interesting observation about 'one' picture of Baba Ram Singh, but whats with taking the mick out of hundreds of thousands peoples dastaars, they are still more traditional that what your average Punjabi folk wear today, as is their Baana.

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what about the mock they make of sikhi....suppose that makes two of us who are as bad as each other therefore end of story.

I was only making a point though about the different dastaars but yes you are right you shouldn't disrespect any type of turban and how it is tyed.....i apologise for this lack of sensitivity.

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Namdhari Dastar tying Maryada as taught at Sri Bhaini Sahib during Vidiyak Sammelans:

No ironing/folding with help of another person.

No looking in the mirror.

No putting any part of the Dastar in the mouth or allowing it to touch the ground.

Do Kangha before tying.

Mathetek the larrh before tying.

Unfortunately there's a lot of bad influence and very small percentage outside Punjab adhere to the rules above.

In the late 1800's the Nihang influence was very strong in the Namdhari Panth and the rest of the Sikh world, as was the Nirmala influence, hence the Khanda and Chakkars in the turbans of many Namdhari Sikh Jathedars. There was also a good amount of Namdharis who did not deck out their turbans such as the 3 Sant Kesar Singhs and even Suba Gurcharan Singh, the 70+ year old Suba who travelled from Burma to Russia carrying Hukamnama of Satguru Ram Singh.

Many Namdhari Sants also tied the 'tedi' (kind of like singh sabhia style but without putting 1 larrh in the mouth when tying) style as it was a sign of a devoutee (Ashik Ashik Har Koi Kahai, Sir Tedi Pagree Dhar Ke - Kavi Bihari Ji, kavi of Guru Gobind Singh). However, the decked out multi-tier, conical or extremely tall dumalas of some Nihangs, was never officially adopted or approved in the Namdhari Panth, as they were generally seen as a sign of 'holier than thou' (uche bunge wale).

And by the way, that picture was a life size painted by a great Sant, Sant Waryam Singh (Mussavarji), during the time of Satguru Partap Singh Ji.

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Namdhari Dastar tying Maryada as taught at Sri Bhaini Sahib during Vidiyak Sammelans:

No ironing/folding with help of another person.

No looking in the mirror.

No putting any part of the Dastar in the mouth or allowing it to touch the ground.

Do Kangha before tying.

Mathetek the larrh before tying.

Unfortunately there's a lot of bad influence and very small percentage outside Punjab adhere to the rules above.

In the late 1800's the Nihang influence was very strong in the Namdhari Panth and the rest of the Sikh world, as was the Nirmala influence, hence the Khanda and Chakkars in the turbans of many Namdhari Sikh Jathedars. There was also a good amount of Namdharis who did not deck out their turbans such as the 3 Sant Kesar Singhs and even Suba Gurcharan Singh, the 70+ year old Suba who travelled from Burma to Russia carrying Hukamnama of Satguru Ram Singh.

Many Namdhari Sants also tied the 'tedi' (kind of like singh sabhia style but without putting 1 larrh in the mouth when tying) style as it was a sign of a devoutee (Ashik Ashik Har Koi Kahai, Sir Tedi Pagree Dhar Ke - Kavi Bihari Ji, kavi of Guru Gobind Singh). However, the decked out multi-tier, conical or extremely tall dumalas of some Nihangs, was never officially adopted or approved in the Namdhari Panth, as they were generally seen as a sign of 'holier than thou' (uche bunge wale).

And by the way, that picture was a life size painted by a great Sant, Sant Waryam Singh (Mussavarji), during the time of Satguru Partap Singh Ji.

Interesting

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one could argue all day all night

namdharis, nihangs, udhasis, nirmale used to tie dastars above there ears some do today however if one is not pleased about it go and see paintings at siri atal bunga gold panels harmander sahib baba bhakala frescos old purtan paintings all the dastars are simmilar to those that namdharis tie today plus guru nanak dev jis painting which was issued by baba nand singh ji maharaj has the same style of dastar so i rest my case

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To stick ears out or not to stick ears out that is the question, (- of who is a real Sikh)!

Whether t'is nobler of the Sikh to suffer painful and scarred ears or....!

I'd say its just a trend with the times genrally. Though with the Nihangs, my opinion is that as fighting sikhs they needed to expose their ears so that they can hear clearly during operations. You've all experienced that by covering the ears certain slight noise levels and sound pitches cannot be heard or identified.

I think the trend of covering the ears started with the Sardars of the SIkh Raj era and the the development of the Patiala Shahi pag style; but even here only the top half of the ear was covered. exposing the ear-lobes so that the earrings could be worn. As time went on and sikhs stopped fighting AND it became manmat to pierce the ears, the larr of the pag started coming down as well to cover the ears completely.

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