BLUE IS THE SIKH COLOUR; NOT SAFFRON
Today some one posted a magnificent poem on turban. But alas! the poet was not aware that ‘saffron’ is not a Sikh colour. Blue and yellow have been Sikh colours but the 10th Lord approved blue colour for Sikh worrier’s uniform and flag. Brahmin scriptures consider blue as the colour of Shudra the depressed ones. Similarly ‘iron ‘ has been considered the metal of shudra. Thus Guru wishes that his Sikhs identify themselves with the low i.e humility. Friends will be surprised to read that in 1932 the Akal Dal passed a resolution opposing kesri the saffron colour. (see 50 year history of SGPC) See the irony: the Akali Dal has changed the colour of Sikh standards in Gurdwaras to saffron to please their Brahmin master. This was done by Govt in connivance of Jathedar Tohra. Even according to code conduct (Rehatmaryada) of SGPC the Nishan sahib has to be either dark blue or yellow. Saffron is the colour of Hindu hermits who believe in renunciation though originally it is Buddhist colour. The Hindu historians are yet to accept saffron and rue at the decision of ignorant Hindu politicians. Brahmins favourite colour is white. So please keep in mind for future the Sikh colour is ‘Blue’ (yes Neele wala) and basanti the yellow (saron the mustard flower).