SIKH IDENTITY

What is the significance of uncut hair?

Uncut hair is considered part of one’s identity for an observant Sikh, and that standard has been set by the founders of the Sikh faith. It is a symbol of spirituality and one’s commitment to the Sikh path. 

At what age does a man or woman get their turban?

That depends on when they are able to take care of themselves. Generally, kids between the ages of ten and thirteen will start wearing a regular turban, while younger kids start by wearing a smaller version of the head dress called the patka. 

What is the significance of covering your head in Sikhism?

Sikhs believe that God is present everywhere.  Therefore, to show respect in the Sikh tradition, one must keep one’s head covered.  

What are the dimensions of a turban?

Sikh turbans can range in length from 6 feet (1.8 meters) long to 23 feet (7 meters), depending on age, size and style.