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  • 07 Feb 2023
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'Haryanvi Turban' Becomes Center of Special Attraction for Tourists at Heritage Cultural Exhibition at 36th International Surajkund Craft Fair

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  • The 'Haryanvi Turban' remains a center of special attraction for tourists at the heritage cultural exhibition at the 36th International Surajkund Craft Fair being organized in Faridabad, Haryana on February 6, 2023.

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  • Haryana's turban is attracting tourists from children to the elderly through 'Pagdi Bandhao, Photo Khinchao' at the cultural exhibition organized by heritage in 'Apna Ghar' of Haryana.
  • Director of Heritage Dr. Mahasingh Poonia said that Haryana's turban is gaining a lot of popularity in the International Surajkund Craft Fair. The turban, cultural heritage, is gaining a lot of popularity through social media by taking a symbol of Haryana's folk selfies with hookahs tied to tourist turbans, selfies with Haryanvi windows, selfies with Haryanvi doors, selfies with the doors of your house.
  • Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also inaugurated the Surajkund Mela by wearing a Haryanvi turban. The history of the turban tradition is thousands of years old. While the turban is associated with folk cultural traditions, it is also closely related to social concerns.
  • The diversity of turbans is seen in all the regions of Khadar, Bangar, Bagad , Ahirwal , Brij, Mewat, Kauravi region of Haryana. In ancient times, turbans were used to keep the head safely.
  • Turban is worn on the head. That's why this garment got the highest position among all the garments. Turban is known by the names Pag, Pag, Paggad, Pagdi, Pagmandasa, Safa, Pecha, Phenta, Khandwa, Khandka etc. in folk life, while in literature, Pagdi is called Rumalio, Parna, Sheeshkay, Jalak, Muraitha, Mukut, Kantopa, Madil, Moliya and Chindi etc. are known by the names.
  • In fact, the original purpose of the turban has been to protect the upper part of the body (head) from calamities like cold, heat, sun, heat stroke, rain etc. Gone, because the turban is the support of the head. If we peep into the history of turban, then since time immemorial there has been a tradition of wearing turban.

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