Sarbloh Iron Kara Crossing Lines Design Sikh Singh Kaur Khalsa Taksali Bangle T9
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. 315-335g (variable due to size of kara).
Width is approx 1.8cm and Thickness (Inner circumference to Outer circumference of Chakri) is approx.1.4cm
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 kara 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 Kara. 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 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 recognise 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 GuruGranth 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 theBritish 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.
Postage discounts for multi-buys.
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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.