Guru Gobind Singh's Kangha


Guru Gobind Singh


Devotional Wooden Comb


Cleans a person physically and mentally


Separation for long periods causes grime to quickly appear and user becomes unorganized


Wearing in the hair

Collected by

Warehouse 11







Date of Collection

August 12, 1758


Origin[edit | edit source]

Guru Gobind Singh was the 10th Sikh Guru, along with a spiritual master, warrior, poet and philosopher. When his father, Guru Tegh Bahadur, was beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam, Guru Gobind Singh was coronated as the leader of the Sikhs at age nine, becoming the last of the living Sikh Gurus. Among his notable contributions to Sikhism include founding the Sikh warrior community called Khalsa and introducing the Five Ks, the five articles of faith that Khalsa Sikhs wear at all times.

The kangha is a wooden comb that Sikhs wear in their uncut hair (referred to as a kesh, the first K). The comb would be used twice daily to tidy one’s hair and remove dirt and tangles, acting as a symbol maintaining order in one’s life and maintaining grace with God.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Placing it in one’s hair removes all dirt and detritus from the body, leaving it completely clean. This works even further, replenishing the brain’s neurotransmitters and making the person feel fully refreshed. They will become more alert, tidy and precise with their movements. However, being separated for more than several minutes will cause the user to regress, collecting filth from everywhere and loosing all organization skills.

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