Stunning SARBLOH Pure STEEL PURE Iron Sikh Singh Khalsa Kara Kids Adults Kada Sikh Bracelet
Design No. H11
Width of these Karas is approx 5 to 6 mm
BRAND NEW, Sealed in bags. These Kara are smooth from outside and inside.
Please note sarbloh kara are made with traditional methods and have rust/scruff marks on them which is a characteristic of these Karas. However, I will personally polish these karas with Brasso and cotton cloth to remove any rust and give a bit of shine to the Karas before dispatch.
Sarbloh Karas are warrior style Singhs Karas and all Singhs are very much familiar with the Sarbloh's characteristics. Pure sarbloh Kara are hard to get as these are made by hand and only few people make these nowadays in Amritsar.
If you are looking for a fancy Kara please buy either stainless steel or chrome plated Iron Karas. We have also gold/silver plated karas available in many designs in our eBay shop. Please do check these!
Our Karas are made in the holy and blessed Land of Shiri Amritsar Sahib Ji (The City of Golden Temple/Darbar Sahib/Harmandir Sahib Ji).
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Please read below more Information about Sikh Kara:
A kara (Punjabi: ਕੜਾ (Gurmukhi), کڑا (Shahmukhi) कड़ा (Devanagari)), 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 Sanskar 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 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 occasions.
Items are made of pure IRON/SARB LOH. It may show some signs of rust/black markings that is typical characteristic of SARBLOH Kara 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 kara may have negligible small black grinding mark on the kara joint. This is always seen on all kara as most of the Kara making/shaping work is done by hands. However, this do not affect the quality/look of kara.