History of Turbans: Great Significance of the Dastaar


The dastaar, is the traditional name given to a Sikh turban is an article of confidence that was introduced by the originators of Sikhism. The turban isn’t a fashion statement but a religious significance in the Sikh community. It holds reverence and is an iconic description of the religion in India.

An individual’s activities are connected to their religion and the same accounts for Sikhs which is why for men wearing a turban, cutting hair is prohibited. Since Sikhs who wear the turban speak to the Guru, their activities are also questioned alongside. The main objective of the turban serves to expand a Sikh’s dedication to Sikhism and authenticates his or her turning into a more trained and disciplined individual. The turban unquestionably develops the association between the Sikh and the Guru.


Sikhs serve as envoys of the Sikh confidence and this is denoted by the turban which is worn and bound around their heads. The turban and in addition alternate assets of confidence worn by Sikhs have a gigantic respect and fleeting worth. The accounts of wearing a turban are numerous from it being viewed as an image of power, devotion, sense of pride, mettle and devotion, yet the reason all rehearsing Sikhs wear the turban is only one – out of adoration and acquiescence to the wishes of the originators of their religion. The turban, since old times, has been of huge significance in Punjab, the place that is known for the five streams and the origin of Sikhism. It has been found that in the past just rulers, sovereignty, and those of high stature wore turbans.

The turban has been a fundamental piece of the Sikh Convention since the time of Guru Nanak Dev. Chronicled records hand-off to us that all Sikh gurus wore turbans and their supporters -Sikhs- – have been wearing them since the development of the belief. The turban serves as a characteristic of duty to the Sikh gurus It recognizes a Sikh as an instrument of the guru and indicates the life of a follower who is free from materialistic obligations. It is a characteristic of the guru and proclaims that the Sikh wearing a turban is a hireling of the Greater Power. Wearing the turban gives much inward quality too in terms of the fact that every man who is Sikh feels that it is a unique record of their religion.

Sikhs take this endowment of the Master with them all over they go. Just by being presented to this superb quality, their mentality and mind get formed in a certain manner. A turban is an identity for an individual that is respected amongst all the different communities in India. Being a secular state, wearing a turban is essential for strict followers of the religion. Once a turban is taken off, the person no longer can be regarded as a Sikh which has become quite a general norm in the society today. The turban expresses religious beliefs, discipline and identifies sacred ethics of the Sikh community.


Yogesh Chavan
Yogesh Chavan
I started writing on this blog in November 2011, with a keen interest with Indian Ethnic Fashion, Since I didn't have any experience or could not get an entry-level position or an internship, I made the decision for blogging to demonstrate my writing talents as well as my love of Indian Ethnic fashion. I posted my Indian style ideas and suggestions that help others try something new and to have fun in their clothes, regardless of Size. I generally disagree with the fashion standards of most people and do not believe in wearing clothes that fit your body shape.