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Q: What is Kesh? What is the importance of keeping uncut hair for Sikhs??

A: In Sikhism, Kesh is a practice of allowing one's hair to grow naturally as a symbol of respect for the perfection of God's creation. The practice is one of the Five Ks or Five Articles of Faith. Kesh is a symbol of devotion to God, reminding Sikhs that they should obey the will of God.

Sikhs do not cut their hair because we believe that to be one with God you must maintain the form that he gave you.  This includes not cutting your hair or shaving.  Hair is one of the many gifts from God, and we should respect it. Sikhs believe that people are created with long hair for a reason and they accept hair as a beautiful part of their bodies. However, Sikhs do not mind if others cut their hair.

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