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Facts To Understand Abut Yellow Turbans

By Cathy Mercer

Yellow turbans are headwears, which are based on cloth wrapping. They go by different terms like pagg, dastar, dulbands, and pagri. The terms vary from one locality to another. Dastars are mostly connected with Sikhism, where turban wearing is obligatory for baptized male members. People of both genders put on dastars slight variations in their styles and makes. Young individuals mostly put on Patka.

Besides having various meanings they are a sign for different things including courage, responsibility, self-respect, honor, piety among other various meanings. The eldest son takes the responsibilities of the deceased father by tying a pagg in front of several people in a pagri tying ceremony. After these ceremonies, the sons are now fully recognized as the leaders of their respective families.

Khalsa warriors wear saffron colored dastars, which a sign for sacrifice, courage, and martyrdom. They paggs are also for covering their long uncut hair. Soldiers wearing saffron colored dulbands are known in most cases to die as martyrs as noted in some documentaries. There is a belief among some dastar wearers that by putting on a pagri one will be able to control certain yogic chakra.

They act as a distinct identity for members of certain groups. In such cases, one can easily distinguish who belongs to their group and who do not by just looking at the pagg. It signifies total commitment to that particular group, society, or organization and it means that one is ready to protect it without any fear. Among some groups, tying a pagri is an outstanding act.

In most parts of the world, a turban wearer is excused from putting on a helmet when riding. The reason given for this is a person cannot put on a helmet and a pagg at ago. Because a pagri is not a safety gear cases of motorcycle riders sustaining basilar skull fractures in case of accidents have been reported. Just for their own safety, riders are usually advised to put on helmets before and when riding.

It is remains unclear when to tie or untie a pagri. Certain religions insist that their members should always wear them whereas some allow members to wear them only while praying. There are circumstances when there is no bargaining on whether to untie them or not, such cases include when cleaning the hair or bathing. For health reasons sleeping with a tight pagg on is not recommended.

Pagg wearing began long time ago and so did several misconceptions come into existance. Everybody is familiar with the delusion that turban wearers belong to some terrorist groups. This misconception is the root cause to some worldwide crimes and injustices that are committed against turban wearers. This and many other reasons call for mass awareness on these head covers to get rid of such entrenched delusions.

When in search for long lasting yellow turbans they may be acquired from many firms that carry their activities over the internet. They have consumer blogs on with the available items are shown together with their costs. One can also contact them through their websites.

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