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The Dumalla or full name Chand Tora Dumalla is the style of turban generally worn by Nihang Khalsa Sikhs. This is a warrior style turban which was worn by Sikhs in battle. The "Chand Tora" is a metal symbol consisting of a crescent sword and a double edged sword, it is held in place at the front of the turban by a woven chainmail cord tied in a pattern within the turban to protect the head from slashing weapons.[1]

Sikh wearing a Dumalla


The Tora[edit]

The purpose of the "Tora" is to keep the dastaar together. It goes over the bunga to protect it and protect the dasam dwar. Also used for keeping shastars together.


  1. ^ Guides, Insight (2013). Insight Guides: India (Tenth ed.). London: APA. ISBN 1-78005-687-7.