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Sikhs Cutting Their Hair

Discussion in 'New to Sikhism' started by Ozarks, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Ozarks

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    Jun 20, 2009
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    This article was written in 2007 and so isn't exactly hot-off-the-presses, but I have read similar posts on other sites and wanted to know more about how the topic is viewed. I assume that the Sikhs who are cutting are not Khalsa*, so I guess that would leave them to be Sahajdhari? Can the Sahajdhari pick-and-choose what among the 5-Ks they choose to keep?

    * However in a recent episode of Weapons Masters on the chakram they had several people who were suppose to be Sikhs who were clean shaven. (You can see the episode on YouTube.) I do not know that they were in fact Khalsa however.

    The article

    Amritsar Journal
    Young Sikh Men Get Haircuts, Annoying Their Elders

    [​IMG] Alexandra Jones for The International Herald Tribune
    At a turban clinic run by a Sikh heritage group, Karan Singh, 15, wrapped his head with the help of Jaswinder Singh.

    Published: March 29, 2007

    AMRITSAR, India — The day Jugraj Singh, at age 14, abandoned his turban and had a lifetime’s growth of hair cut off, he collected the tresses from the barbershop floor and packed them into a plastic bag. Then he threw the bag into a river flowing out of Amritsar, the spiritual home of the Sikhs.

    More at this link: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/29/world/asia/29turban.html?_r=1
    #1 Ozarks, Jun 23, 2009
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