The Dumalla Sahib and the neela bana of the Akali Nihangs has its origins in Sahibzada Baba Fateh Singh, a younger son of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Guru Gobind Singh Ji jokingly asked his son to show him the form of ‘Akaal’ (eternal God).
Baba Fateh Singh adorned a blue chola and tied a tall dumalla. Guru Gobind Singh Ji was so pleased with his son’s beautiful bana that he declared this the dress for all servants of ‘Akaal’, the Akalis.
A Nihang Singh reveals the story of the creation of a Dumalla.