BLACK SARBLOH STEEL Pure Iron Round Smooth Sikh Singh Khalsa Kara - Sikh Bracelet Kada
DesignNo. E 2
Thickness/width approx 3.8mm (Width) x 3.8mm (Thickness)
Weight approx. 12-20g (Variable due to different sizes)
One Kara per sale unless you add extra quantity from drop down list before checking out. Photos are for guidance only.
Please choose variation size while buying or mention it to us in your note.
Sarbloh Round and Smooth Kara Sizes (Inner diameter of KARA in cm) are written in Variations drop down list.
Please note there will be rust/blemishes, cut/scruff/grinding marks present on these Kara as these Kara are made with same way with Traditiona Methods (with hammer, hammer beating marks noticeable on some kara) as these were made in ancient Guru Sahibs time. This will give Kara an authentic antique look which every singh is after.
These kara are made in Holy City of Amritsar Sahib (The City of Golden Temple/Darbar Shaib/Harmandir Sahib ji).
However, we will polish these kara to remove any dust/dirt/rust and try our best to provide you the best kara available. Singhs/Sikhs usually clean these kara with sand.
A kara ਕੜਾ کڑا कड़ा KADA, is a steel or iron (sarb loh) Bracelet, worn by all initiated Sikhs. It is one of the five kakars or 5Ks — external articles of faith — that identify a Sikh as dedicated to their religious order. The kara was instituted by the tenth Sikh Guru Gobind singh at the Baisakhi Amrit Sanskarn in 1699. Guru Gobind Singh Ji explained:
He does not recognize anyone else except me, not even the bestowal of charities, performance of merciful acts, austerities and restraint on pilgrim-stations; the perfect light of the Lord illuminates his heart, then consider him as the immaculate Khalsa.
The kara is to constantly remind the Sikh disciple to do God's work, a constant reminder of the Sikh's mission on this earth and that he or she must carry out righteous and true deeds and actions, keeping with the advice given by the Guru. The Kara is a symbol of unbreakable attachment and commitment to God. It is in the shape of a circle which has no beginning and no end, like the eternal nature of God. It is also a symbol of the Sikh brotherhood. As the Sikhs' holy text, the Guru Granth Sahib Ji says, "In the tenth month, you were made into a human being, O my merchant friend, and you were given your allotted time to perform good deeds." Similarly, Bhagat Kabir reminds the Sikh to always keep one's consciousness with God: "With your hands and feet, do all your work, but let your consciousness remain with the Immaculate Lord."
The basic kara is a simple unadorned steel bracelet, but other forms exist. It was historically used like a Knuckle-duster for hand-to-hand combat. Battlefield variations include kara with spikes or sharp edges. Sikh soldiers of the British Indian army would settle disputes by competing in a form of boxing known as loh-musti (lit. iron fist) with a kara on one hand.
Brilliant finish and very decorative. Ideal gift item for loved ones on all occassions.
Items are made of pure IRON/SARB LOH. It may show some signs of rust/black markings that is typical characteristic of SARBLOH Karas and will disappear with time when someone starts wearing it.
Singhs who wear these KARAS already know about the SARBLOH Characteristics very well.
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P.S. Colour of item may slightly vary due to camera flash and light conditions. Some karas may have negligible small black grinding mark on the kara joint. This is always seen on all karas as most of the Kara making/shaping work is done by hands. However, this do not affect the qualty/look of karas.
Region/ Culture: Punjab/Sikh/Singhs/Khalsa
Main Material: SARBLOH STEEL/IRON
Design No.: E 2
Country/Region of Manufacture: India
Main Material/ Metal: Sarbloh Steel
Main Colour: Black