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Sikh Colour - The Colour Of Spring


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I understand that before 1947 and up to about two decades after that (to 1970s and early 1980s)) the traditional colors that most Sikhs ( Nihangs in particular) used to think were Blue and “Khatta” (marigold yellow/ mustard flower yellow- sometimes called Bassanti , the colour of spring) . Even in the recent sandesh issued to observe March 28, 2012 as Bhai Rajoana day, Jathedar Gurbachan Singh of Akal Takhat asked Sikhs to wear turbans for men and for women the dupattas /chunnis of “Khatta” colour. But now a days people think “Khatta” (yellow) means the Bhagwa_n colour which is the colour of BJP.

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My question is when and why has the Kesari colour (Bhagwa_n colour) replaced the traditional Sikh “Khatta” colour?

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The picture of the traditional “Khatta”, the Color of Spring

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Hindutva has infiltrated our community so much, it's unbelievable. The Basanti (Xanthic/Yellow) is the real Sikh colour.

Educated Sikhs will know this and agree that orange is not our colour but Yellow is.

With regards to the Kesri colour, the Saffron that was grown in the Panjab and near Panjab was actually turmeric, which we call Haldi.

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If you listen to old, old Dhadi Vaaran, it is widely mentioned as the Khatta flag on Peshawar etc.

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If you look at Jathedar's dastaar, it is definetely not orange.

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Singhs of the Jatha - you can see there dastaar colours.

A old account:

A Translation of the Seir Mutaqharin, ca. 1789

Ghulam Hussain Khan, translated by M. Raymond, 1789

They form a particular society as well as a sect, which distinguishes itself by wearing almost always blue cloaths (v), and going armed at all times.

(v) It is true that they wear only a short blue jacket, and blue longdraws: but they use likewise the yellow and the white in their turbans, as well as the blue, although by the by the latter is the general colour.

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To conclude - Orange is 100% not the Khalsa colour. Yellow/Xanthic/Colour of Mustard flower is.

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Infiltration Part 2:

Lareevaar to spaced text.

Cropping of Rehraas Sahib.

Cropping of Chaupai Sahib.

Real Khalsa colour (Yellow*) to Hindu Colour (Orange).

Dumalle/Gol Dastaaran to Nok Paggs. (So they are easier to take off).

Sarbloh Kara to Steel Kara.

The list goes on. Let's fix our mistakes...

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Yesterday I happened to watch “Sikh Channel” for a few minutes on internet. It was Visakhi celebration / parade being transmitted from somewhere. I saw a few “Khatta” coloured/ Bassanti colour turbans and even some “Nishan Sahibs” in that colour. I hope more people see that, and re-adopt that traditional colour instead of “Bhagwa_n Kesari / Spanish saffron” of BJP.

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I've been unwittingly wearing this 'Khatta' colour for years, lol! The parna I tie when at home is this exact colour. I told my mother about this colour issue and she's also put away her kesri sirapao and opted for a Khatta-coloured one as well.

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੧ ਸੁਰਮਈ ੨ ਸਵਯੇ ੩. ਪੀਤ ੪ ਹਰਤ ਬਸਤ੍ਰ ਧਾਰੇ ।ਬਸਤ੍ਰ c ਕੋ ਨ ਪਹਿਰਹਿ

Wear fresh blue, white and yellow clothing. Do no wear Red.

Bhai daya Singh Ji

ਸੂਹਾ ਪਹਿਨ ਲਏ ਨਸਵਾਰ, ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਿੰਘ ਜਮ ਕਰੈ ਖੁਆਰ (10)

Guru Gobind Singh Ji says those that wear red will go to hell

Bhai Nand Lal Singh Ji

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