Why I tie a turban

Having not been born to a Sikh family, I first tied a turban in 1971 when I was 26 years old. It was at my wedding. I remember experimenting with how I felt with my turban on and with no turban. I would wear a turban one day and then try not wearing one on a different day. I was trying to experience the difference. The difference was quite amazing. When I tied my turban I could concentrate much better and was less distracted. I felt more “self-contained.” When I didn’t wear my turban I kept being distracted by others’ thoughts and energy. In scientific terms, the “signal to noise” ratio was hugely improved by tying my turban. So I started tying it every day and now after 34 years of wearing my turban I love how good it feels to tie it in the morning, and how good it feels to let my hairs down at night! Something that feels that good twice a day has got to be great! ;-)

5 Responses to “Why I tie a turban”

  1. xSHANTIx says:

    WAHEGURU! very nice viewpoint =D

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sat Nam!

    After the meditation that Gurumustuk Ji gave us last Sunday, i tied my first turban.
    You are right,it felt great! It felt so “me”, so right. My husband, who knows what it means to me, made a few photographs. When my eldest son saw these he said:” But mom, did you have a car accident or what?”
    When he saw my disappointed face he said: “OK, besides for the beard you look like a six. Or a seven”
    He laughed, but i couldn’t.
    When i showed the picture to my mother, she said:” But you look like Elisabeth Taylor… When she putted on some weight.” Thanks mom.
    When i showed the picture to my punjabi friend, his answer was: ” Oh dear! You are just playing!” I felt insulted, because i was not.
    So my loved ones are not ready for me wearing a dastaar.
    And i am not brave enough to face them. Not yet anyhow.

  3. isingh says:

    Dear Manpreet, are YOU ready? if so should you care if anyone else is?


  4. Guruka Singh says:

    Manpreet Kaur Ji – When you start tying a turban it always freaks some people out! That’s because everyone wants you to be just like them ;-)

    Your turban is a sign of commitment and commitment is scary to many people. They will test you to see if you are really committed or not. Your turban is your crown. You are a Singhini of the Guru and the Guru has crowned you. It is that crown that honors your own dignity, divinity and grace.

    If your loved ones love you, then they will love your commitment. Let them freak out. Hug them. Love them. Give them smiles and all your sweetness. You are a daughter of Guru Gobind Singh. Let you light shine and keep up!

    All love and blessings to you.

  5. Alan says:

    Hi there – Sat Sri Akal

    I am in Melbourne Australia and I was wondering if you have any tips on how to tie a turban and what sort of material to buy. I’d like to try wearing a turban since I go to Gurdwara each week for Kirtan service which is great.

    I was given a turban and I tried to tie it which was not too bad but it was polyester mix which just does not agree with me.

    I’d really like to chat with others who can advise me on the beginning phase of wearing turban. Does it annoy you at first (like feeling itchy in hot weather) etc. How long should it take to tie one.

    I’d like to start off with a simple smaller style turban and work my way up later!.

    My email address is [email protected]

    Thanks everyone