A Dastaar (Punjabi: ਦਸਤਾਰ, dastāar, from Persian: دستار) or Pagṛi (Punjabi: ਪਗੜੀ) or Pagg (Punjabi: ਪੱਗ), is an item of headgear associated with Sikhism and is an important part of the Sikh culture. Wearing a Sikh turban is mandatory for all Amritdhari (initiated) Sikh men.
Among the Sikhs, the Dastaar is an article of faith that represents honour, self-respect, courage, spirituality, and piety. TheKhalsa Sikh men and women, who keep the Five Ks, wear the turban partly to cover their long, uncut hair (kesh). The Khalsa Sikhs regard the Dastaar as an important part of the unique Sikh identity.
The Gurdwara Sahib takes part in many Dastaar Tying educational events, where we go into the community and explain what the Dastaar is and clarify common misconceptions of the Dastaar. Please contact us if you would like to book an event.