In the Malwa Desh Rattan Sakhi Pothi, the book of stories of the Guru's travels through the Malwa region, a text that Vir Singh dates in between 1762-1840, one story describes Guru Gobind Singh wearing a blue uniform ([[Blue Bana]]) and dastar, traveling on horseback through the region. At one point the horse becomes stinky and the Guru bathes his horse by riding through a pond. As the Guru enters and exists the pond, leaving only his head untouched by water, the entire horse and the rest of Guru Gobind Singh's clothes turn white. His dastar remained blue. The text then also comments that when Guru Gobind Singh was explaining how this happened he commented that he left the blue dastar for the Nihang Singhs: ਸੁਰਮਈ ਦਸਤਾਰ ਨਿਹੰਗਾਂ ਸਿੰਘਾਂ ਵਾਸਤੇ ਰਹੀ ਹੈ "The blue dastar remains for the Nihang Singhs" ![[nihangs blue.jpg]] ![[blue dastar.png]]