The tradition I carry on is…
The tradition I carry on is wearing a turban. The turban has always been in the Sikh tradition from the time of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion, but it was formalized by the 6th guru, Guru Hargobind in declaration of sovereignty and royalty despite the fact that only kings at the time wore turbans. Turban signifies royalty, the turban also houses and protects the uncut hair coiled on the top of the head. Turbans are one way that Sikhs are recognizable and distinct around the globe. This article of faith has made Sikhs stand out at Presidential inaugurations as well as NBA games. At the same time, Turban has also led to Sikhs being attacked due to hate and at times due to mistaken identity. I left India as a child to be able to wear my Turban with pride, like a crown, and carry on the tradition of Sikhism.
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Family, Faith, Community