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The Golden Temple

The winner of the 'Biggest Turban in the Punjab' is... More pictures, showing the height of this massive turban, appear on page 3 of the photos below.)
A City of Silly Walks and Sikhs

March 15th 2013
What did Ali call it in one of his overdue tales? Oh yes, "blog lag". It must be infectious because here I am, more than two months after our return home, still trying to complete blogs of our travels around India. A lot of water has gone under that proverbial bridge, but my memories of the amazing things we did, the great people we met and the wondrous places we saw remain as clear as the day. W ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
21st May 2013

Truly impressive! I wonder if he needed help putting it on?
21st May 2013

The turban is armed!
Yes, it was an amazing turban. I've just added another picture to the blog showing that it was also very high as well as very wide. I have no idea how he managed to put it on (or take it off), but he must have very strong neck muscles as it clearly weighed a ton. I've also now learnt that he is a Nihang, a famous and prestigious armed Sikh order. The metal bits on his turban are weapons!
22nd May 2013

I love both photos (plus many more in this blog). It would be so interesting to see him take out one of the weapons . . . would the turban stay on? One could say it's intimidating, but there's really an aesthetic element to it as well! Great shot~~ :D
23rd May 2013

I think he's harmless - his arms aren't long enough to reach the weapons!

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