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Avtar Singh Mauni wears the world’s heaviest and longest turban, in pictures

Avtar Singh Mauni wears the world’s heaviest and longest turban, in pictures
August 30
07:53 2014

Avtar Singh Mauni wears the world’s heaviest and longest turban, in pictures

turban_best_3019470kMeet devout Sikh Avtar Singh Mauni – the proud owner of the world’s largest turban. He wears the traditional Punjabi turban called a ‘pagdi’ in the Indian town of Patiala in Punjab, India

turban_taj_3019474kAvtar Singh Mauni’s turban weighs a hefty 100lbs and measures in at a staggering 645m when unwrapped – the same as 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools

turban_full-length_3019466kThe 60-year-old has been regularly adding to it for the past 16 years and it can take him up to six hours to put it on

turban_door_3019468kHis turban has made him one of the most respected preachers in the Pubjab, but it causes its fair share of day-to-day problems such as fitting through doorways and getting into cars

turban_metal-circl_3019459kAvtar Singh prepares to wear his traditional ‘pagdi’ Punjabi turban

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Despite his turban weighing more than a Labrador retriever. Its size is yet to be officially verified – but if proved correct it would overtake current Guinness World Record Holder, Major Singh, whose turban measured 400m

 

turban_no-turban-p_3019479kAvtar Singh Mauni begins to assemble his ‘pagdi’ turban

turban_no-turban-p_3019477kSikh warriors (Khalsa) wear the turban, partly to cover their long hair, which is never cut, as per the wish of their last human Guru, Guru Gobind Singh

turban_wrapping-it_3019471kAvtar Singh continues to put on his turban- a process that can take up to six hours

turban_braceletts_3019469kAvtar Singh places heavy metal bangles onto his wrists. Normally, a bangle worn by people around the world is simply an inflexible piece of jewelry worn around the wrist. However, in many cultures, especially in the South Asia, bangles have evolved into various types in which different ones are used at different occasions.

turban_final-wrap_3019467kAvtar Singh, preparing his turban

turban_motorbike-b_3019450kAvtar Singh rides a motorcycle during his regular pilgrimages throughout the state and has no problems balancing

turban_men_3019462kThe most common turban colors worn by Sikhs are blue, orange, white and black. Akali Nihang Sikhs decorate their turbans or Dumalla by wearing small weapons known as Shastars in them.

turban_motorbike_3019480kAvtar Singh Mauni rides his motorbike

turban_portrait-ch_3019476kPortrait of Avtar Singh Mauni

 

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