Society: Sikhism: Ceremonies:
of Dastar Sajauni
The Sikhs tie turban for the first time on the head of
a child in presence of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. At the age of about five
years, the ceremony of Dastar Sajauni (tying of turban) is performed for
male children Either an Akhand Path or Khulla Path is performed to celebrate
“Dastar Sajauni” ceremony in presence of the Sangat. This ceremony is not
performed by all the Sikhs.
Ceremony of Dastar
Although this ceremony is not recognized anywhere,
yet a ceremony of Dastar Bandi (turban tying) at the time of Antim Ardas
after death is performed since centuries together. According to tradition,
if the death is of the head of the family, then eldest son is recognized
as the new head in presence of the community by having a turban tied on
After that ceremony, the new head of the family
will have the responsibility to take care of the family.