Tuesday, April 16, 2013


A turban, also known as bulle or dastar in some cultures, is a kind of headwear based on cloth winding; there are many variations. Turbans are usually worn as customary headwear, usually by men, in many communities in India
For Sikhs, originally from Punjab in India, wearing the turban, which they refer to as Dastar, is an important religious observance.
The turban comes in many shapes and sizes and color of turbans vary, with the cloth's length rarely exceeding 5 meters.
For ages as per the religious treditions and culture some indians wear turbans. they are Punabis (Sikh), Kanadiga and Rajastani. Sikhs wear it for religions beliefs and it is a must for them as per Guru Granth sahib.

The turban is closely associated with Sikhism. While not explicitly required for baptized men and women (those who join the Khalsa), they are forbidden to cut their hair and the subsequent use of the turban to manage their long hair has become associated with baptized Sikhs. Unbaptized Sikhs are not required to leave their hair unshorn. The vast majority of people who wear turbans in Western countries are Sikhs. The Sikh pagri is also called dastar, which is a more respectful word in Punjabi for 'turban'.

Indian state of Rajasthan
The Rajput people from the Indian state of Rajasthan also wear distinct turbans. In Hindi, a turban is called a pagri or safa. There are many variations of the turbans in Rajasthan, and it is said that the style of the turban changes with every 15 km you travel. In some areas, especially in Rajasthan the turban's size may indicate the position of the person in society. 'Royalty' in different parts of India have distinctly different styles of turbans, as do the 'peasants', who often just wear a towel wound around the head.

Indian city of Mysore and Kodagu District
The people of Mysore and Kodagu wear turbans called Mysore peta. Distinguished people are honoured by the award of a Mysore peta in a formal ceremony. In Kodagu district people wear it with traditional dress on special occasions such as marriages.

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