A ramp walk of Sabat Surat Sikhs took place in Sonepat this weekend. The event titled Sikh Virsa aimed to spread awareness of the real look of a Singh with full beard and turban.

The Kesh (unshorn hair) is regarded with the highest importance in the Sikh religion and is one of the basic requirements for a Sikh. Dishonouring one’s hair is a gross transgression and the offender Sikh is branded a patit “an apostate”.

A Sikh doesn’t disfigure their hair from head to toe because of the Guru’s order to maintain the sanctity of the Kesh. Nothing else matters. A Sikh does what their Guru tells them to do.

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