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Importance of Hair and Dastaar (Turban).
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Guru Gobind Singh ji says;
"kangha dono vakt kar, paag chune kar bandhai"
"Comb your hair twice a day and tie your Turban carefully, turn by turn".
Muslim men and women in many countries still wear Turban. It is said that Egyptians removed their Turban during mourning and even in Punjab removing a Turban from person's head was considered a sign of mourning. Bhai Gurdas, a sikh savant writes in is vars:
Tthande khuhu naike pag visar(i) aya sir(i) nangai! Ghar vich ranna(n) kamlia(n) dhussi liti dekh(i) khudhange!
(Var(n) Bhai Gurdas, Var 32, Pauri 19 in GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI)
A person, after taking a bath at the well during wintertime, forgot his Turban at the well and came home bareheaded. When the women saw him at home without a Turban, they thought someone had died and they started to cry.
Turban and Sikh military life
All the Sikh army fought their last major battle against the British in 1845 wearing Turbans. Shah Mohammed a great Punjabi poet and historian, who witnessed that war, write:
"Pishe baitth Sardara(n) Gurmatta kita, koi akal da karo ilaj yaro. Sherh burshia(n) di sade pesh
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