Symbols Of Turban In Sikhism

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Turban is and has been an inseparable part of a Sikh's life. Since Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, all Sikhs have been wearing Turban. The Sikh Rehat Maryada (Sikh Code of Conduct) specifically says that all Sikhs must wear a Turban. According to the Rehatnama of Bhai Chaupa Singh Ji, who was a contemporary of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the five Kakars of Sikhism were: Kachh special underwear), Karha (a steel bracelet), Kirpan (small sword), Kangha (comb) and Keski (a small Turban) (Singh, 2011)
Besides that, turban is a symbol of spirituality and holiness in Sikhism. When Guru Amar Dass Ji left for heavenly abode, his elder son Pirthi Chand wore Turban which is usually worn by an elder son when his father passes away. At that time
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Sikh initiation ceremony is one of the most important ceremonies in a Sikh’s life. That ceremony cannot be completed without wearing a Turban.

The most revered Sikh symbol is hair. The Turban is required of every Sikh in order to cover his/her hair. This is also the primary reason the comb (Kangha) mentioned above is another one of the five requirements in the Sikh way of life. All the Sikh Gurus wore turban. So, the highest honor that a Sikh religious organization can bestow upon any individual is a Siropa which is a blessing of the Guru which is bestowed upon a person who has devoted a major portion of his or her life for the welfare of the Sikh or the humanity in general (Singh, 2011)
Sometimes a Siropa is also bestowed upon the families of Sikhs martyrs. Muslim men and women in many countries also still wear turban. It is said that the Egyptians removed their turban during mourning. Even in Punjab removing a turban from a person's head was considered a sign of mourning (Neha Singh Gohil,
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What are the causes of decreasing in practice of turban wearing culture among younger generation of Sikh?
2. To understand which are the aspects of social changes among younger generation of Sikh that has given impact on turban wearing practice.

1.3 RESEARCH OBJECTIVE
1. To evaluate which part of turban wearing practice among Sikhs and what kind of acts are considered to be an objectification to them.
2. To understand whether the causes of the decreasing practice of turban wearing among younger generation of Sikh are the main issues causing the change in culture.

1.4 Significance of study
This research seeks to provide for a deeper understanding and different perspective on turban wearing focusing on the younger generation in Kuching. The results of this research are imperative in contributing to the changes that actually has happened or is happening among the younger generation which is causing the decrease in the culture practiced by the Sikh Gurus. This research also seeks to discern to what extent is the turban wearing culture is a must in a Sikh’s

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