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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa

Waheguru Ji Ki Fatheh!

I wonder if anyone can help me....

It's currently the summer holidays and I want to wear a dastaar when I go back to college in September and I have been trying to tie a dumalla but I have problems tying it! I can never get it right and I get very frustrated! I have tried going to the Gurdwara and asking for help to tie a dumalla but no one seems to be interested and I feel I'm moving away from Sikhi. I try over and over again but I just find it impossible. I have quite thick hair so when my Joora is quite big and I have been told I dont need a Bunga.

Can you please link me some videos showing how to tie it please? Or can someone describe to me on here with help on tying one.

Also can you recommend the material, the length, the width of the keski and the material, the length, the width of the actual dumalla.

I would really appreciate some much needed help please ... and fast!

Thank you very much

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa

Waheguru Ji Ki Fatheh!

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VahegurooJiKaKhalsaVahegurooJiKiFateh Veerji

Firstly, many congratulations on deciding to wear a dumalla. I am sure you will look great once you have mastered it.

Just to let you know, I remember when I first started trying to tie a dumalla many years back I didn't have anyone to show me and also found it impossible, now with Maharaj's kirpa I get many compliments on my dumalla. Just keep doing ardas and keep practicing.

Please let us know where you are from, if you are nearby I would be happy to personally show you how to tie a dumalla, if not I am sure that we can find someone near you who could show you. Also, maybe you could consider going to a camp such as Khalsa camp (www.khalsacamp.com/uk/) or Sikhi Camp (www.sikhicamp.org), where they hold workshops on how to tie dastaars, and you would also get to have some great sangat and learn alot.

Buy mal mal material, start with 3 yard keski (seeing as you are not going to tie a bunga,3 yards is enough to just wrap around the head) and a 5 yard dumalla to tie over the keski. You can later adjust length according to how many wraps you want.

Please feel free to ask any questions.

Watch these two videos that show how to tie a bunga, keski and dumalla. If you dont feel the need to do a bunga, then just tie a keski straight over your head, as bhai sahib does over his bunga at 3:44 in the first video. Apart from these videos, there are many more on youtube if you just search "dumalla".

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VahegurooJiKaKhalsaVahegurooJiKiFateh Veerji

Firstly, many congratulations on deciding to wear a dumalla. I am sure you will look great once you have mastered it.

Just to let you know, I remember when I first started trying to tie a dumalla many years back I didn't have anyone to show me and also found it impossible, now with Maharaj's kirpa I get many compliments on my dumalla. Just keep doing ardas and keep practicing.

Please let us know where you are from, if you are nearby I would be happy to personally show you how to tie a dumalla, if not I am sure that we can find someone near you who could show you. Also, maybe you could consider going to a camp such as Khalsa camp (www.khalsacamp.com/uk/) or Sikhi Camp (www.sikhicamp.org), where they hold workshops on how to tie dastaars, and you would also get to have some great sangat and learn alot.

Buy mal mal material, start with 3 yard keski (seeing as you are not going to tie a bunga,3 yards is enough to just wrap around the head) and a 5 yard dumalla to tie over the keski. You can later adjust length according to how many wraps you want.

Please feel free to ask any questions.

Watch these two videos that show how to tie a bunga, keski and dumalla. If you dont feel the need to do a bunga, then just tie a keski straight over your head, as bhai sahib does over his bunga at 3:44 in the first video. Apart from these videos, there are many more on youtube if you just search "dumalla".

Thank you so much veerji, I really appreciate your help. I am from Derby (UK) what about you? Thanks for the advice and I shall take note of everything you have told me!

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Thank you so much veerji, I really appreciate your help. I am from Derby (UK) what about you? Thanks for the advice and I shall take note of everything you have told me!

If you go to Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Derby on a saturday evening or sunday morning just ask one of the singhs there. I'm sure none of them would mind teaching you :)

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Sorry I am from East London, but I am sure you can get some help in Derby. I would suggest asking Gyani Kulwinder Singh Ji of Singh Sabha Gurdwara Derby, he also ties a dumalla and I am sure he would be happy to teach you or get someone else to.

If you are ever down ends and you still need help, get in touch! but I am pretty sure Gyani ji should be able to help you.

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Experiment with different styles, don't restrict yourself to only a damala. I personally find a Gurmukhi dastar much more comfortable and it's also easier to get right every time.

Your shape will come with practice, stick in there. As mentioned above ask singhs in derby.

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VahegurooJiKaKhalsaVahegurooJiKiFateh Veerji

Firstly, many congratulations on deciding to wear a dumalla. I am sure you will look great once you have mastered it.

Just to let you know, I remember when I first started trying to tie a dumalla many years back I didn't have anyone to show me and also found it impossible, now with Maharaj's kirpa I get many compliments on my dumalla. Just keep doing ardas and keep practicing.

Please let us know where you are from, if you are nearby I would be happy to personally show you how to tie a dumalla, if not I am sure that we can find someone near you who could show you. Also, maybe you could consider going to a camp such as Khalsa camp (www.khalsacamp.com/uk/) or Sikhi Camp (www.sikhicamp.org), where they hold workshops on how to tie dastaars, and you would also get to have some great sangat and learn alot.

Buy mal mal material, start with 3 yard keski (seeing as you are not going to tie a bunga,3 yards is enough to just wrap around the head) and a 5 yard dumalla to tie over the keski. You can later adjust length according to how many wraps you want.

Please feel free to ask any questions.

Watch these two videos that show how to tie a bunga, keski and dumalla. If you dont feel the need to do a bunga, then just tie a keski straight over your head, as bhai sahib does over his bunga at 3:44 in the first video. Apart from these videos, there are many more on youtube if you just search "dumalla".

I keep on practicing using this video but do you know the width of the material? because mine seems to be a bit smaller than Bhai Sahibs. Also when i get to the last larh, it is always loose at the back (if you get what I mean?) What do i do?! :(

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I keep on practicing using this video but do you know the width of the material? because mine seems to be a bit smaller than Bhai Sahibs. Also when i get to the last larh, it is always loose at the back (if you get what I mean?) What do i do?! :(

Sorry for not getting back to you earlier.

As far as I am aware there is only one standard width for dumalla material, but some people cut the width in half once they have bought it. I have never come across shops selling half width before... best bet is to confirm with the shop if the material is "full width". Did you fold your material in half? I dont believe bhai amolak singh folded his (infact the proper way of tying any gurmat dastar is not to fold the width).

In terms of it being lose. Firstly, problems like this always pop up when new to dastar tying, sometimes you sort out one issue and another problem starts, it takes time until you get a dumalla perfect in everyway. However, its possible that its lose because you are not tying a bunga, I would say to try doing a bunga, you will need roughly 5 yard mal mal for a bunga (it should be minimum the length of your hair+3 wraps around your head).

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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa

Waheguru Ji Ki Fatheh.

Thank you everybody for your help. I managed to tie my dastaar in time for College, forgot to update everyone as I haven't been on here in ages. I've attatched a photo of how it looks like and it all came with practice.

Once again, thank you very much for everyones help, may Waheguru bless you all.

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa

Waheguru Ji Ki Fatheh.

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