OneBeing

Teach Me How To Tie A Dumalla

24 posts in this topic

I keep trying to tie one, but I can't.

Can someone give me a step by step tutorial or something cuz most of the tutorials on youtube are not good enough.

I've got a small head, so what length of material do i need etc.

I want something that i can tie everyday and will be suitable for wearing in school.

Oh and apparently you gotta tie dumallas to be a "true sikh". 😑😐😯

Edited by OneBeing
Cuz i just can m8...
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, OneBeing said:

I keep trying to tie one, but I can't.

Can someone give me a step by step tutorial or something cuz most of the tutorials on youtube are not good enough.

I've got a small head, so what length of material do i need etc.

I want something that i can tie everyday and will be suitable for wearing in school.

Oh and apparently you gotta tie dumallas to be a "true sikh". 😑😐😯

Do you want to tie a gol dumala or the other kind ?

Edited by TaksalDaSingh9771
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, OneBeing said:

I keep trying to tie one, but I can't.

Can someone give me a step by step tutorial or something cuz most of the tutorials on youtube are not good enough.

I've got a small head, so what length of material do i need etc.

I want something that i can tie everyday and will be suitable for wearing in school.

Oh and apparently you gotta tie dumallas to be a "true sikh". 😑😐😯

How nice to hear that! I wear a round one myself. I agree, the youtube videos never show you how to get it neat and tidy from the back.

Edited by kangw
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, OneBeing said:

I keep trying to tie one, but I can't.

Can someone give me a step by step tutorial or something cuz most of the tutorials on youtube are not good enough.

 

 

Do you want a step-by-step tutorial? Also are you trying to learn Gol Dastar or dumalla?

8 hours ago, OneBeing said:

Oh and apparently you gotta tie dumallas to be a "true sikh". 😑😐😯

Who told you that?

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, OneBeing said:

Oh and apparently you gotta tie dumallas to be a "true sikh". 😑😐😯

There are many people I see with different styles (like patiala shahe) and they are amritdhari's.

Let me define what a true sikh is: Someone who has given their head to their guru and follow FULL (and I mean FULL) maryada. Such as eating only from sarbloh plates, etc.

But a true sikh can be even further than that!

Did you know most Guru's wore mughal style turbans?

Edited by monatosingh
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As for tying a dumalla, what I do is get the smaller material of all my materials and make a knot at the end. I then grip it to the back of my head and wrap my hair in it. I don't twist it, I just casually tie it around. From there I cover whatever is sticking out from the knot with a whole lahr. 

For the dumalla itself, it can be anything. A dumalla isn't necessarily a 2 foot stick inside. I suggest to tie it like how singni's tend to tie it. It's more easier and I tie it when I am in a hurry.

 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
54 minutes ago, TaksalDaSingh9771 said:

Do you want to tie a gol dumala or the other kind ?

I want to tie one like Jagraj Singh from Basics Of Sikhi maybe

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
58 minutes ago, Jacfsing2 said:

Do you want a step-by-step tutorial? Also are you trying to learn Gol Dastar or dumalla?

Who told you that?

I saw a video a while back of some nihang singh saying that we are suppose to wear dumallas because "guru sahib blessed us with it" and we should be "ashamed of ourselves" for wearing the triangle ones.

Is that true?

Edited by OneBeing

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/08/2017 at 9:34 AM, OneBeing said:

I keep trying to tie one, but I can't.

Can someone give me a step by step tutorial or something cuz most of the tutorials on youtube are not good enough.

I've got a small head, so what length of material do i need etc.

I want something that i can tie everyday and will be suitable for wearing in school.

Oh and apparently you gotta tie dumallas to be a "true sikh"

Edited by SinghOne

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

bro ,

dumalla  is two turbans , the form is not important as many gursikh have worn patiala style on top of gol inner ones such as Bhai jeevan singh ji and he definitely was a true Gursikh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, jkvlondon said:

bro ,

dumalla  is two turbans , the form is not important as many gursikh have worn patiala style on top of gol inner ones such as Bhai jeevan singh ji and he definitely was a true Gursikh

Ok, but i want to wear one that no one can take off my head. If some guy tries to slap it off, it wont work.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, OneBeing said:

Ok, but i want to wear one that no one can take off my head. If some guy tries to slap it off, it wont work.

 

This is a bad idea...reason being if you have ever been In  a real fight you will know your enemy will pull your pagh and your kesh and use it to your disadvantage.  You should tie your dumalla in such a way that if any scum bag hanks or grapples you , your dastaar will come off and they can't drag you...and no your kesh will stay intact in your head without coming undone. Didn't some sings die many years back because their dastaara wrapped around their arms in the water? Something to think about.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Destruction said:

This is a bad idea...reason being if you have ever been In  a real fight you will know your enemy will pull your pagh and your kesh and use it to your disadvantage.  You should tie your dumalla in such a way that if any scum bag hanks or grapples you , your dastaar will come off and they can't drag you...and no your kesh will stay intact in your head without coming undone. Didn't some sings die many years back because their dastaara wrapped around their arms in the water? Something to think about.

So basically, tie a small loose one? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also, if your two turbans (keski and main) are the same color make sure you don't mix them by using the main as the keski and the keski as the main. Hate when it happens :(

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, OneBeing said:

So basically, tie a small loose one? 

The way i do it i wrap up my jura then tie a ghol dastaar, if my dastaar does come off my jura is wrapped super tight so it won't come undone. In your case wrap your Jura do ur bunga and tie your dumalla so incase it can come off it won't drag you with it. Hope I make sense Khalsa Ji?

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, monatosingh said:

Also, if your two turbans (keski and main) are the same color make sure you don't mix them by using the main as the keski and the keski as the main. Hate when it happens :(

Yeah, The keski would probably have less width than the main turban that goes on top.  So checking the width of both first will tell you the difference between the two. That'll avoid the problem of mixing them up.

Edited by OneBeing

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
45 minutes ago, Destruction said:

The way i do it i wrap up my jura then tie a ghol dastaar, if my dastaar does come off my jura is wrapped super tight so it won't come undone. In your case wrap your Jura do ur bunga and tie your dumalla so incase it can come off it won't drag you with it. Hope I make sense Khalsa Ji?

Cool, thanks for the advice 👍

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do not wrap your jura tight.  Eventually you will start getting headaches and you will start losing hair.

Wrap the jura in cloth that will be the base of your bunga.  If the bunga looks small, take some more material and wrap it around the bunga.  Then comes your keski.  Start by wrapping the keski with your ears being covered by the material and moving up toward the bunga.  3 or 4 wraps would do the trick.  Keep the keski firm.  Lastly, the outer material.  The first wrap will determine how tight rest of the dastar will be.  This is where I make the dastar tight enough for doing burpees like movement.  Being able to jump off of 4 feet heights and not have the dummalla move or losen up. 

No dastar can stay on your head in a fist fight.  No matter how tight you have wrapped it.  However, if you live in India or a different country where they allow  shastar to be in the dastar your in luck.  Place sharp visible shastar in your dummalla.  Anyone trying to pull your dastar will get nasty cuts on their hands.  Place a chakra at the round part of the dummalla.  Any Person thinking about to pull the dastar will know the outside blade is sharp.  If they don't.  They will learn a great lesson.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WJKK WJKF

Another thing I've experienced is never go too tight on the temple. Eventually your eyes will start hurting and it's worse in places like school, work, etc. This also happens due to jura too tight.

One issue for me is my ear, it's got some sort of cut but some people think its due to the material of the turban. You could then uncover your ears for a bit (if it doesn't take too long to retie it) or you could get your sa-lye (or baaz how some people like to call it) and then pick the lahr on your ear.

(This may not apply for you, OneBeing but if anyone else might be experiencing these problems).

WJKK WJKF

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, monatosingh said:

WJKK WJKF

Another thing I've experienced is never go too tight on the temple. Eventually your eyes will start hurting and it's worse in places like school, work, etc. This also happens due to jura too tight.

One issue for me is my ear, it's got some sort of cut but some people think its due to the material of the turban. You could then uncover your ears for a bit (if it doesn't take too long to retie it) or you could get your sa-lye (or baaz how some people like to call it) and then pick the lahr on your ear.

(This may not apply for you, OneBeing but if anyone else might be experiencing these problems).

WJKK WJKF

The ear getting a cut can be due to material but surely its because the dastar is too tight.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it's a bit of

 

3 minutes ago, Akalifauj said:

The ear getting a cut can be due to material but surely its because the dastar is too tight.

bit of  both friction and tightness will do it every time.I  only put one lard over the ears after running a tighter one under the ear around the head to grip at base of head . it  works better for me as I have very slippery kesh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

..

Edited by jaspindjy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, jaspindjy said:

Next you be marrying someone with a dumb face and smokers bad teeth not keen to work.

What does this comment have to do with O.P's question?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

.

Edited by jaspindjy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • OK, bro, whatever you say. You may want to look into the requirements of the various provinces, except for the most populous provinces of BC and Ontario. They have much lesser requirements for immigration, because they want to fill up their provinces, where nobody lives. Quebec is a whole nother kettle of fish, which its own immigration requirements different from Anglophone Canada. Not sure how much French you know. Check here and here for province requirements. Each province has its own website which you will have to go through and determine your points. Good luck.
    • If by "you" you mean "one", then one does not need a job offer letter merely to apply for a visa to move to Canada (which is what he said, not a work permit). It's just that having a job letter gets you a hundreds of points in the Express Entry point system. A letter from a province gets you even more points. But to get that letter, you usually have to ... have a job offer. There are other ways, too, but none that may apply to this brother: higher education, having studied in Canada, having $500K ready to invest in Canada. So yeah, for this brother, he would likely only make the points cutoff if he had a job lined up. For other people reading this thread, you could easily qualify without a job.
    • There is only one God all pervading  His name is true and he is the creator and doer Fearless and without hatred, he is timeless. He doesn't come into transmigration because he is divine bliss. He is known through the grace of the Gurus  Repeat his name. THIS IS THE CORE TEACHING KNOWN AS MOOL MANTRA  
    • Any sort of gambling on a probability is strictly prohibited  For example Sant Jarnail Singh will return so I don't have to sacrifice anything  Sikhism is about great actions and high ethics
    • Vaheguru ji Ka Khalsa
      Vaheguru ji Ki Fateh, ji There is a large population of Hindus who worship our Guru jis as well as their own Gods. Even when I went to mandirs before outside of India, there would be pictures of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji being worshiped along with Gods. Even some of sangat in the temple would say vaheguru vaheguru in front of the shivling while pouring milk rather than om namah shivaya. & you should remember the traditional religion of punjabis before sikhism and islam was that religion. I have a feeling that you haven't been to Punjab recently. There are a lot of people who look sikh while wearing threads and rings/tilaks (I have no objection to them) etc. Vaheguru ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru ji Ki Fateh