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  1. PAGDI,SAFA:INTRODUCTION AND SIGNIFICANCE Pagdi and saafa , form of male headgear , are also Known popularly as Baana, Fenta, Paag, Pecha etc. They have a very old history . in India putting on Pagdi and Saafa has been in vogue since antiquity . It was part of social etiquette for males to keep their heads covered . Gradually Pagdi came to symbolize a person’s stature , grandeur and honour . To begin with, use of colors for Pagdis was not popular, hence they were either of white or of saffron hue . Since saffron stood for value and bravery, a Rajput with a saffron baana was not supposed to either bow before anything or utter anything untenable . While going for battle a warrior would put on saffron headgear which mean that he would either return victorious or attain glory by sacrificing his life . A person who went down fighting was said to have “Donned Saffron” . This posthumous title was the ultimate reward for a warrior . Decked in saffron a Rajput fighter would prove superior to ten attackers simultaneously . Saffron encapsulate an indomitable spirit, valour, love for justice, confidence and unflagging self-esteem . In old days a Pagdi was dyed in saffron color by using a mixture of turmeric and flower of the flame of the forest (dhaak) . This made the Pagdi of special use in battel – when the soldier got wounded, it became readily available medicated bandage . A saffron colored Pagdi was also the favourite headgear of a bridegroom . this groom would not return a bachelor . Come what may, he’d come with his bride only . The pride of warriors Maharana Pratap could lead his small band of Rajput in a sustained war against the mighty Moughal emperor Akbar because he knew that he was the custodian of the honour vested in the saffron Pagdi, Akbar, the superb strategist, feared the fury girdled in the saffron turban . Maharana Pratap not for once ever bowed down before Akbar, and it remained Akbar’s sore wish till his end . Today very few people are aware of the tune meaning of the saffron Baana . Saffron color represents not only vigour and valour, it is of religious importance also . Flags atop temples ever today are of saffron color . In days of your several ways of tying the Pagdi and Saafa were prevalent . The way a turban was donned revealed a person’s caste and category . Two rulers when they took vows of friendship did so by exchanging their turbans . When science did not occupy the place in human life as it does today, then the Pagdi provided people the same security as a helmet gives today . Furthermore, it had several other uses too . It helped in saving a drowning person, was used as a rope e.g. in drawing water from a wall . At times it could be used as a weapon too, like an empty-handed person could make a projectile out of a stone by swinging it around with the help of his turban . Pagdi works as a safety device for the head in all sorts of weather . If in summers it saves the head from singeing heat, in winters it acts as an effective shield against drafts of chilling cold . A mind in a turbaned head never loses its composure . This was the sole reason why people of the golden generation had a brain sharpen than the computer, with which they could make even complex c

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