The above question is posed as far as the following photo is concerned..

photo of 3 men in turbans

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The following extracs highlights some of the importance of colours associated with turbans, which is defined by the Sanskrit term "Uṣṇīṣa":

Āpastamba-śrautasūtra recommends a white turban for a king who performs Rājasūya. In Purāṇas Śiva is described in several places with Uṣṇīṣa having colours white, yellow and black. Similarly, Brahma is depicted as wearing a white one. From Mahābhāṣya we learn that priests wore Uṣṇīṣa of red colour.

The source includes further references.

  • thanks, but none of the colours mentioned in the excerpt are actually observed on the above photo. What is the meaning of orange or black turban? Commented Dec 27, 2023 at 8:31
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    @JimmyBionic given the fact that the men in the picture are also sporting long-beards, this indicates that they are not Hindus, but are actually Sikhs. So it is very unlikely that you will get your answer here.
    – অনু
    Commented Jan 26 at 13:20

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