A collection of 101 of the worlds most impressive beards worn by the Sikh Men.
Sikhism believes that hair is the part of created human. Therefore, cutting hair from any part of the body, both for male and female mean altering the way God created us, therefore Sikh men don’t cut their beard.
The Sikhs were commanded by Guru Gobind Singh at the Baisakhi Amrit Sanchar in 1699 to wear long uncut hair called Kesh at all times. This was one of the ‘five requisites of faith’, collectively called Kakars that form the external visible identifiers to clearly affirm a Sikh’s commitment and dedication to the order (Hukam) of the tenth master and made one a member of the Khalsa. The Khalsa is the “Saint-Soldier” of Guru Gobind Singh who stated the following:
“He does not recognize anyone else except One Lord, not even the bestowal of charities, performance of merciful acts, austerities and restraint on pilgrim-stations; the perfect light of the Lord illuminates his heart, then consider him as the immaculate Khalsa.” (Guru Gobind Singh in the Dasam Granth page 1350)
The Kesh or unshorn long hair is an indispensible part of the human body as created by Vaheguru that is the mainstay of the ‘Jivan Jaach’ and the Rehni that was prescribed by Guru Gobind Singh Sahib by which a Sikh is clearly and quickly identified, Kesh.
The kanga, another requisite of faith is usually tucked behind the “Rishi Knot” and tied under the turban. The uncut long head hair and the beard in the case of men forms the main kakar for the Sikhs.