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I have always been curious about this. Maybe some of you on these forums can help me out.

When you made the decision to starting wearing a dastar, who did you learn from?

Did you learn from friends who were older?

The granthis from the gurdwara?

From relatives during a visit to India?

 

I had it easy: my dad taught me when I was a kid. But I know most of you had fathers and grandfathers who didn't wear dastars.

I must say, I really admire you guys. When I was growing up in America, it was extremely rare for a man to wear a dastar if his father didn't, but I have observed numerous examples of this in the UK. The resurgence of interest in Sikhi among a portion of the UK Sikh youth is one of the more positive stories of recent years.

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6 hours ago, californiasardar1 said:

I have always been curious about this. Maybe some of you on these forums can help me out.

When you made the decision to starting wearing a dastar, who did you learn from?

Did you learn from friends who were older?

The granthis from the gurdwara?

From relatives during a visit to India?

 

I had it easy: my dad taught me when I was a kid. But I know most of you had fathers and grandfathers who didn't wear dastars.

I must say, I really admire you guys. When I was growing up in America, it was extremely rare for a man to wear a dastar if his father didn't, but I have observed numerous examples of this in the UK. The resurgence of interest in Sikhi among a portion of the UK Sikh youth is one of the more positive stories of recent years.

talk about being assuming and a bit condescending, there are many sikh grandfathers and fathers who wore their dastars despite prejudices against them during the early days here , in fact, that is the reason my Nana ji said Yes to my Dad because he had lived in UK and returned sabat soorat . I learnt from the AKJ Jathey's bibian , my mum, my dad , friends and ultimately keep practising like everyone else . Now I teach my kids and husband. I also track down video channels for the kids and my nephews and nieces to learn for themselves .

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Learned from my good friend since kindergarten. My dad tried teaching me the huge old desi style pagh lol. He did use to tie a good pagh though despite him having a hair cut. 

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