Sunday, 16 November 2008

Keski

S. Kapur Singh ICS states: "Bhai Randhir Singh and his admirers claim and assert that five K's obligatory for an Amritdhari Sikh, a Singh, include a Keski, i.e., a short turban for men and women, as a must and one of the other K's, Kangha (comb) is not one of the five Do's...It is wholly arbitrary and schismatic...and thus an act of sabotage against the solidarity and monolithicism of the Khalsa."
Das will be providing the whole article for the readers shortly.
The Jatha regards the following to be true:

i. Rahit Naama of Bhai Chaupa Singh Ji contains the following couplet regarding 'rahits':
ਕਛ ਕੜਾ ਕਿਰਪਾਨ ਕੰਘਾ ਕੇਸਕੀ, ਇਹ ਪੰਜ ਕਕਾਰੀ ਰਹਿਤ ਧਾਰੇ ਸਿਖ ਸੋਈ ।
Kachh, Kada, Kirpan, Kangha, Keski. Eh Panj Kakaari Rahit Dhaarey Sikh Soyee.
To be a Sikh, one must observe five rahits of wearing five Sikh symbols beginning with 'K': Kachh, Kada, Kirpan, Kangha, and Keski. (Those Sikhs not believing in keski have wrongfully broken the word Keski in this couplet into two words, Kes and Ki, indicating it to mean "the rahit of keshas.")

Tradition regards this to be true:

ਕਛ ਕੜਾ ਕਿਰਪਾਨ ਕੰਘਾ ਕੇਸ, ਕੀ ਇਹ ਪੰਜ ਕਕਾਰੀ ਰਹਿਤ ਧਾਰੇ ਸਿਖ ਸੋਈ ।
Kachh, Kara, Kirpan, Kangha, Kesh, ki Eh Panj Kakaari Rahit Dhaarey Sikh Soyee.

The Kaccha, Kara, Kirpan, Kangha and Kesh are the Five Kakkars to be worn by a Sikh with discipline.

1 comment:

Mendave Singh said...

nonsense.. stop altering rehtnama