A kanga is a stylized wooden comb carried by Sikh initiates, as a reminder to practice cleanliness. The kanga is one of the five khalsas of initiated Sikhism. The practice may be related to the vow of Hindu Brahmins to grow their hair, with the chief difference being that the Brahmins do not interfere with the growth of the hair, while the Sikh tradition emphasizes clean, combed hair.


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