Sikh Kakar Underwear Kachehra Kacherey Punjabi Kasha Singh Khalsa Kachera 5 Ks available in 3 colours White, Brown and Blue
Our Kacheras have been tailored and produced in Amritsar and are
made from high quality soft medium weight poly- cotton. Quick drying, durable and burr (fluff) free Kachera material ensure that they will last longer than most.
These kacherass are one of the Sikh essential 5 Ks (Kakards) and made in the Holy and Sacred Land of Shiri Amritsar Ji (The City of Golden Temple/Darbar Sahib Ji/Harmandir Sahib Ji).
In Sikhisim, the Five Ks (Punjabi: ਪੰਜ ਕਕਾਰ Pañj Kakār) are five items that Guru Gobind Singh Ji commanded Khalsa Sikhs to wear at all times in 1699. They are: Kesh (uncut hair), Kangha (a wooden brush for the hair), Kara (a metal bracelet), Kachera (a type of undergarment) and Kirpan (a dagger).
The Five Ks are not just symbols, but articles of faith that collectively form the external identity and the Khalsa devotee's commitment to the Sikh rehni "Sikh way of life". A Sikh who has taken Amrit and keeps all five Ks is known as Khalsa ("pure") or Amritdhari Sikh ("Amrit Sanskar participant"), while a Sikh who has not taken Amrit but follows the teachings of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib is called a Sahajdhari Sikh.
The Sikhs were commanded by Guru Gobind Singh at the Baisakhi Amrit Sanchar in 1699 to wear an iron bangle called a Kara at all times. The Kara is a constant reminder to always remember that whatever a person does with their hands has to be in keeping with the advice given by the Guru. The Kara is an iron/steel circle to symbolise God as never ending. It is a symbol of permanent bonding to the community, of being a link in the chain of Khalsa Sikhs (the word for link is 'kari').
Main article: Kachehra
ਸੀਲ ਜਤ ਕੀ ਕਛ ਪਹਿਰਿ ਪਕਿੜਓ ਹਿਥਆਰਾ ॥ The sign of true chastity is the Kachera, you must wear this and hold weapons in hand.
— Bhai Gurdas, Var. 41, pauri 15
Originally, the Kachera was made part of the five Ks as a symbol of a Sikh soldier's willingness to be ready at a moment's notice for battle or for defense. The confirmed Sikh (one who has taken the Amrit) wears a Kachera every day. Some go to the extent of wearing a Kachera while bathing, to be ready to at a moment's notice, changing into the new one leg at a time, so as to have no moment where they are unprepared. Further, this garment allowed the Sikh soldier to operate in combat freely and without any hindrance or restriction, because it was easy to fabricate, maintain, wash and carry compared to other traditional under-garments of that era, like the dhoti. The Kachera symbolises self-respect, and always reminds the wearer of mental control over lust, one of the Five Evils in Sikh philosophy.
Kachera follow a generally practical and roomy design. It features an embedded string that circles the waist which can be tightened/loosened as desired, and then knotted securely. The Kachera can be classed between underwear and an outer garment, as in appearance it does not reveal private anatomy, and looks and wears like shorts. As with all of the Five Ks, there is equality between men and women, and so women are also expected to wear it. Considering the hot climate in India, the Kachera is often worn by men as an outer garment, keeping the wearer cool and being practical in manual work such as farming, however it is generally not considered respectful for women to wear the Kachera as an outer garment (on its own) as it is considered too revealing
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These Barekaan Wala Kachera has been tailored and produced in Amritsar and are made from high quality soft medium weight poly- cotton. Easy drying, durable and burr (fluff) free material ensure that they will last longer than most. This traditional Kachera is made to be worn to around the knee. In order to find out what size you need, measure from where you would normally tie your kachera (from waist/hips etc) to your knee and then add on 2-3 inches. A rough guideline to sizing can be seen below.
Now, some of you may be thinking, what is a Barekaan Wala Kachera? So let us explain… Barekaan Wala Kacherey are also sometimes also known as a Rave Kachera due to the fact that the cloth is turned diagonally (i.e. at 45 degrees to the direction it has been woven) and sewn together to form a tube which is then further shaped. Hence the word Rave (diagonal).
The name Barekaan Wala Kachera itself comes from the fact that when you bend your legs or go to sit down crossed legged, the Kachera because the way it is cut and sewn together, gently closes to your thighs as if it has put the brakes on hence giving the wearer a dignified appearance and keeps modesty at all times.
This also has an added benefit, as due to the narrow closing design of legs of the Kachera they have a lower tendency to ride up the leg which makes them nice and comfortable under
– Everybody is different so please take the above as rough guidelines only.
– Kacheras are hand made so may vary slightly from sizes indicated.
– Kacheras may have small marks on them which have occurred intentionally or unintentionally during the measuring, hand cutting, sewing and packaging process however these can be washed off. It is not recommended you wear before washing.
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Country/Region of Manufacture: India
Material: 100% Cotton
Main Colour: White/Brown/Blue