Sarbloh Chakri Kara One Edge Kada Iron Sikh Singh Kaur Khalsa Taksali Bangle
These Kara are from the Holy and Pious Land of Shiri Amritsar Ji (The City of Golden Temple/Darbar Sahib Ji/Harmandir Sahib)
Weight is approx. 185-245g (variable due to size of kara).
Width is approx 1.4cm and Thickness (Inner circumference to Outer circumference of Chakri) is approx.1.3cm
Size of kara is inner diameter of Kara.
We polish all our Kara with Brasso Polish and Cotton cloth before dispatch. It gives them good shine that will be long lasting. We ensure that our karas are rust free but with Sarbloh you can't Guarantee that as Rust is the Characteristic of Pure Iron/Sarbloh kara.
There may be little bit rust present which is seen commonly in all SARBLOH KARAS due to purity of the metal/Pure iron + Cuts/marks are common on these warrior style Karas. These Kara have no joint, made with Traditional methods mostly by hand in Amritsar. Sarbloh Kara are warrior style Kara.
A karaਕੜਾکڑا 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 theirreligious order. The kara was instituted by the tenth Sikh Guru Gobind singh atthe Baisakhi Amrit Sanskarn in 1699. Guru Gobind Singh Ji explained:
He doesnot 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 theimmaculate Khalsa.
The karais to constantly remind the Sikh disciple to do God's work, a constant reminderof the Sikh's mission on this earth and that he or she must carry out righteousand true deeds and actions, keeping with the advice given by the Guru. The Karais a symbol of unbreakable attachment and commitment to God. It is in the shapeof 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 GuruGranth Sahib Ji says, "In the tenth month, you were made into a humanbeing, O my merchant friend, and you were given your allotted time to performgood deeds." Similarly, Bhagat Kabir reminds the Sikh to always keep one'sconsciousness with God: "With your hands and feet, do all your work, butlet your consciousness remain with the Immaculate Lord."
The basickara is a simple unadorned steel bracelet, but other forms exist. It washistorically used like a Knuckle-duster for hand-to-hand combat. Battlefieldvariations include kara with spikes or sharp edges. Sikh soldiers of theBritish Indian army would settle disputes by competing in a form of boxingknown 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.
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PLEASE NOTE: Please measure/check size of your kara/bracelet first while ordering to avoid any hassle or posting it back to us and paying extra for p&p for exchange and swap of kara with other desired sizes.
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.