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Guru Gobind Singh Ji'S Attire


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This will probably seem like an extremely random thread, but I'm curious.

In photos (which I know, don't necessarily show the Guru Sahibs accurately) Guru Gobind Singh Ji is almost always wearing a small kind of dastar, like this:

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Not that it really matters, but is there any evidence to suggest his dastar was like this? Some people tell me he wore a big dhumalla, but that's not really evident from the way people portray him.

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Did he wear red/ pink like so many pictures show? Did he wear necklaces? Or did he wear a blue bana? Where did the tradition of the bana come from if Guru Gobind Singh didn't wear one?

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It doesnot Matter what color did Maharaji wore, It was a RAJYOG pehra. and in this yog, Maharaji wore expensive clothes and rich colorful attire and also made his Sikhs wear the same. That is why Mughals and Pahari Raje were envied and jealous of Why Guru Gobind singh ji is wearing expensive clothing,Keeping Prasadi Haathi , keeping expensive horses and Shashters(which even Pahari Raje didbot have with them)and so much.

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Here are some photo's of the Gaj-Gah of Guru Gobind Singh Jee that is preserved at Takht Sri Hazoor Sahib, it's quite big. So assuming that Guru Sahib would have worn it in a matter that it would have been secure on his dastaar, his dastaar would have been pretty big. I've included a pic of a Nihang Singh with a similiar size Gaj-Gah for a reference.

Also here's some pics of the Kalgi and pearl necklace of Guru Gobind Singh Jee's that's also preserved at Hazoor Sahib. And a pic of the dastaar of Guru Hargobind Sahib Jee's, which is 24 yards/20 metres/60 feet. So one can just assume that the dastaars worn by the Guru Sahib's must have been bigger/longer than is usually portrayed in paintings.

As well there is an account in a Mughal record of the time describing Guru Gobind Singh Jee with an 18" tall dastaar, dressed in regal attire.

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It was a RAJYOG pehra. and in this yog, Maharaji wore expensive clothes and rich colorful attire and also made his Sikhs wear the same.

Oh ok, I didn't know this... looks like something I'm gonna have to do research into.

Here are some photo's of the Gaj-Gah of Guru Gobind Singh Jee that is preserved at Takht Sri Hazoor Sahib, it's quite big. So assuming that Guru Sahib would have worn it in a matter that it would have been secure on his dastaar, his dastaar would have been pretty big. I've included a pic of a Nihang Singh with a similiar size Gaj-Gah for a reference.

Also here's some pics of the Kalgi and pearl necklace of Guru Gobind Singh Jee's that's also preserved at Hazoor Sahib. And a pic of the dastaar of Guru Hargobind Sahib Jee's, which is 24 yards/20 metres/60 feet. So one can just assume that the dastaars worn by the Guru Sahib's must have been bigger/longer than is usually portrayed in paintings.

As well there is an account in a Mughal record of the time describing Guru Gobind Singh Jee with an 18" tall dastaar, dressed in regal attire.

Wow, thanks! Brilliant response... and it's very interesting that Guru Gobind Singh Ji probably looked v different to how he's portrayed! Guru Hargobind Singh Ji's dastar was 20 meteres? Wow!! Amazing.

Can anyone answer this:

Did he wear a bana? Where did the tradition of the bana come from if Guru Gobind Singh didn't wear one?

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I remember one amritdhari sikh from Sri Ganganagar who was wearing rings in all his finfer and gold Karas and Chains,bracelet and beautiful dastar. He was traveling to foreign country from Shri Guru Ramdas Airport in Amritsar.

The passport control officer at the airport(also a Amritdhari Sikh) told him,"As per Rehitnama, you are not suppose to wear all this; Donot you know this is prohibted". This sikh replied saying,"Listen my brother, My father is very rich(pointing to Guru Gobind singh ji 's Potrait), I want to show to the world his sons are also very rich. When guru gobind singh ji used to ride on Neela with beautiful attire and shashters same time we would tell his Gursikhs to wear the same beautiful attire and go for fight or shikar.Have you seen anywhere where Satguru is very good clothes and telling his sikhs not to do the same; BUT IMPORTANT POINT IS IS THE SIKH SHOWING OFF HIS EGO BY WEARING EXPENSIVE CLOTHES OR sIKH IS WEARING BEAUTIFUL ATTIRE AND REMAIN NIMANA FROM HIS HEART AT THE CHARAN OF SATGURU. MAIN THING IS HOYE NIMANA JAG RAHO,NANAK NADRI PAAR.

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We have to remember that the pictures that are drawn by people are just pictures. They have no reflection on how each Guru Sahib looked. Nice as they are, we should not fall into the worship of them as have Hindus, Christians of their Deities.

Dhan Akal!

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11Gurus1jot,

I agree, I really like this picture of Guru Sahib Ji, of all the pictures to me this captures maybe a little of the tap-tej of Guru Ji.

You only fall into the trap of image worship if you let it, to me this is a picture of my father and whenever I see it it reminds me

of my father. Just like when you look at a photo album of your family of parents the photos remind you of your father or mother.

In the same way these pictures remind us of our father and to me that is a good thing.

From what I have read/heard Guru Sahib Ji was tall and slender of build with sharp facial features......... and always with a smile on their face.

Gurfateh Bundha,

From what I have been told (and I'm not saying this is correct), is that according to the School of Bhai Mani Singh Ji, you can get darshan of you Guru Ji in 4 ways. Being the Moorakh I am I forgot the 4 ways to see Guru Ji. I think the ways were

  • Shabad
  • Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
  • Pictures/Portraits
  • and Guru visiting you in your dreams

If anyone can confirm the 4 ways I'd be grateful, as I'd hate to misquote Bhai Mani Singh Ji

Also, I have been told that you can bow down to a picture if there is shabad on the picture. To me it works both ways, the Shabad reminds me of the 10 Gurus, and portraits of the 10 Gurus remind me of the Shabad, and the great lives the Gurus lead!

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Maharaj Ji was Rajrishi ..... wearing beutifully crafted attire, it was the way the raj was going to be won, Maharaj Ji came to establish the Raj of the Khalsa so adopted this attire.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji was brahmrishi...... with full concentration on contemplating god and not initially interested in creating Khalsa.

Remember one jyot travelling through the embodiment of 10 Guru Sahibs and when the time came the jyot took form of Raj Rishi from Brahm Rishi, (from Guru Arjan Dev Ji to Sri Hargobind Sahib Ji) and created Khalsa

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if Guru Sahib Wanted to they could have created Sikhi in one Guruship, they had the power to do that but as you see they took ten bodily forms to do so, as a teaching for us, to not just jump on the bandwagon and brandish our shastar but to contemplate the name of god, finding and gaining self realisation first.

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We have to remember that the pictures that are drawn by people are just pictures. They have no reflection on how each Guru Sahib looked. Nice as they are, we should not fall into the worship of them as have Hindus, Christians of their Deities.

Dhan Akal!

Nice as they are, we should not fall into the worship of them as have Hindus, Christians of their Deities.

Yeah bro, its a bit late for that. i know many sikhs who worships these paintingsas if they were really like what Guru Ji was about.

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