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What do sikhs wear?

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  • Sikhs are usually identifiable by their turbans.

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Khalsa Sikhism has five symbols which are the things Sikhs wear at all times. They are:


  • Having unshorn/cut hair. This is called Kesh. One must, whether male or female, is required to keep their Kesh covered, whether it be in the form of a turban, bandana, or a scarf (Chunni)


  • Having a wooden comb in their hair. This is called Kangha. This symbolizes cleanliness which is an important part of Sikhism.


  • Having an iron bracelet. This is for protection and physical reminder that a one is bound to the Guru. This is called Kara.


  • Wearing cotton underwear that does not always have to be used as underwear. This is called Kachera. It is a reminder to stay away from lust and attachment.


  • Carrying a sword with oneself. This is worn to defend one's faith and protect the weak. This is called Kirpan. It is only to be used in self-defence.
A Kirpan

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