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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa

Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaaj blessed us with an identity. Why would we not want to tie a Dastaar, when Guru Sahib blessed us with it?

In my opinion, a Chunni is not a very practical way to keep one's head covered. It slides off and women are seen fixing them all the time in Darbar. They could be focusing on the Kirtan/Katha, as opposed to worrying whether their heads are covered or not. Even when going about in daily life, a Chunni could get caught in something, slide off when bending over to pick up something, blown off in the wind, the list goes on.

Even a Ramaal isn't as practical as a Dastaar. The Dastaar is protection for our hair and our head. It sets us apart and gives us an identity. It is our crown.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa

Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

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The Dastar is compulsory for men and women. An Amritdhari girl should have the Roop of the Khalsa, and recognised as Khalsa, not confused with Hindu (wearing a Chunni) or a Muslim (wearing Ramal with hair at the back like a Muslim woman/Somalian women often wear it).

Bhai Daya Singh (original Panj Pyare) makes a mention in his Rehat Nama that women should never have their hair at the back but rather have it tied as a top knot.

If a girl is not ready to wear a Dastar and keep proper Khalsa Roop, she is not ready to take Amrit. One is only ready to take Amrit when they want to adopt the form of God Himself, with all 5 Kakkars and a Crown tied on their head.

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On 7/27/2005 at 9:27 AM, Guest call me wa u wan said:

IS IT COMPULSORY FOR AMRITDHARI WOMEN TO WEAR A DASTAAR?????

COZ I'VE MET MANY HU DONT ....BUT THEY ALWAYS AV THERE HEAD COVERED :)

I dont think its compulsory. Its a very controversial subject.

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On 7/28/2005 at 4:42 AM, Guest _Anon_ said:

If a girl is not ready to wear a Dastar and keep proper Khalsa Roop, she is not ready to take Amrit. One is only ready to take Amrit when they want to adopt the form of God Himself, with all 5 Kakkars and a Crown tied on their head.

This is the main reason I still haven't taken amrit yet because I am still practicing to tie a dastaar. Sometimes, I cry because I don't know how to tie a dastaar. Sometimes I cry because I still haven't taken amrit. With me only being 16 this year, I really hope maharaj blesses me with dastaar sjaun di daat and amrit di daat soon. Guru sahib is definitely teaching me how to be patience here.

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4 minutes ago, ManpreetKaurr said:

This is the main reason I still haven't taken amrit yet because I am still practicing to tie a dastaar. Sometimes, I cry because I don't know how to tie a dastaar. Sometimes I cry because I still haven't taken amrit. With me only being 16 this year, I really hope maharaj blesses me with dastaar sjaun di daat and amrit di daat soon. Guru sahib is definitely teaching me how to be patience here.

You're doing all the right things. 

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On 7/27/2005 at 4:27 PM, Guest call me wa u wan said:

IS IT COMPULSORY FOR AMRITDHARI WOMEN TO WEAR A DASTAAR?????

COZ I'VE MET MANY HU DONT ....BUT THEY ALWAYS AV THERE HEAD COVERED :)

It's not compulsory for women to wear a dastar. Majority of bibiyan from all sampradai be it taksaal, nihang, nanaksar etc generally just wear a chunni or keski. Whilst bibiyan wearing dastar have been around all the time and it's amazing dont let it be a make or break reason for not taking Amrit. 

Keeping the kesh tied and covered is important and the chunni police will enforce that by giving you evils at the Gurdwara.

Some panj Piyare encourage for wearing a dastar , not come across any making it compulsory. 

One can look the part but inside they aren't living up to it. Bani and Bana should go hand in hand.

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Doesn't really matter, as long as your head is covered and you look modest.

Historically Sikh women used to wear just chunni. Looking at 19th century photos, and historical Sikh art work(18th, 19th century), there isnt a single Sikh woman with a dastar. Even in Punjab today, amritdhari women just wear chunni. They used tie their joorah on top of their heads and then cover it with chunni. 

The wives of the shaheed Singhs from the 80s, 90s, mostly used chunni. I think Sant Jarnail Singh jis wife used chunni as well. Shaheed bhai Raminderjeet Singh Tainee Babbar and his wife both became shaheed, bibi ji also used to wear a chunni, you can watch their anand karaj on YouTube. 

Dastar wearing Sikh women is more of a western Sikh thing ... which is fine ...

Doesn't really matter, as long as your head is covered. 

On that note, why do Sikh parents tie patka on their sons heads and leave their daughters heads with nothing on? You see plenty of Sikh parents, often mona, who raise their sons with guttis, which is is great, but they cut their daughters hair and not cover it, Why?  Then we wonder why boys a closer to Sikhi then girls ...

When tieing patka on your sons, tie patka or something similar on your daughters too ...

If little girls prefer wearing a pink patka, or something similar, then do that! Just try encouraging them and get them into the habit.

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On 1/14/2021 at 1:09 PM, Guest guest said:

Hi

only AKJ wear dastar.  

in oldern days Bibian only wore chunni.  ask your grandparents.

Not my grand mum and she was not from AKJ. 

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