ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
- Jul 14, 2007
There is no particular requirement for a woman to cover her head, baptized or not baptized, except in Gurdwara. Some women chose as their preference to wear a head covering all or most of the time. Among members of the sect AKJ, there is a sectarian rehat that does required women to wear a head covering.Also I was curious to know, if a woman were to take Amrit, would they have to begin to cover their hair at that time. Or once they are ready in their life, to do so.
Amrit is how we declare our committment to become Khalsa, to undertake a deeper and more rigorous practice of Sikhi. This particular question, unlike the others you ask, deserves a more personal reply from SPN members. Therefore I won't myself go into depth.What is the purpose of Amrit? Is it the promise of yourself and to abide by the 5 kakkars? Do women also carry a sword? If people are born into a Sikhi family, have they already taken amrit when they were born? I am sorry, so many questions. Also what is Ang?
I am eager to hear your responses.
Yes Except I have already explained that a woman does not need to cover kesh or wear a turban even if she is Amritdhari. This is a personal choice not a mandate.1. Is an Amritdhari a person who has taken Amrit and who has fufilled all the necessary requirements (such as covering the kesh with turban) and is then considered a part of the Khalsa
I am going to say yes to this, however, it is controversial whether Khalsa initially referred only to amritdhari at the first Vaisakhi. The question left over is whether Guru Gobind singh was speaking only to those who had taken Amrit Sanchar on that day.The Khalsa is a group of Amritdhari persons?
The comb must be wooden. And you wear it, you don't keep it in your purse. The kakkars are markers of your identity as a Sikh. So if you keep kanga in your purse, what does that accomplish? Of course Singhs keep their kangas tucked into their turbans, so there is a discrepancy here. Women would wear kanga openly.Must the Kanga be a wooden comb? or may it be of plastic or a store bought brush that I keep within my purse.
Once you get started keeping kesh, armpit hair gradually becomes a nonissue, in my personal experience, as does hair on the lip or legs. For some people the keeping of hair is a source of psychological and social stress. At some point it becomes important to be convinced that you made a decision to keep hair voluntarily, not by force, and you just stick with it. Keeping hair means you do not dishonor you hair without exception. My understanding only.I believe once I increase in age I would very much consider covering my kesh at all times. In order to take Amrit, I would have to denounce shaving of my armpits and legs? correct. I am not so fond of armpit hair, but i do intend on growing my head hair.
Once amritdhari, I would hope that you do help others on their path to Sikhi. Too often too many think as khalsa they are an exclusive club. That is always so sad.I hope that I can gain knowledge in order to help others on their path to Sikhi
Thats a pitfall right there!I hope that I can gain knowledge in order to help others on their path to Sikhi.