The Kara is originally a bracelet made of iron or steel and was first given by Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the 10th Sikh Master, in 1699 as one of the 5 K's of the Sikhs, a powerful protection and radiant symbol for the one who wears it. A circle with no beginning and no end, the Kara represents man’s unbreakable relationship with the eternal creator and the Infinity. The steel or iron is a reminder of the strength of the bond which unites us together and ultimately to the Divine.
A Kara is not only a spiritual or religious garment, it is a powerful jewel of radiance, enhancing your personality and presence. In the science of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, the Kara is also valued for its energetic-magnetic effects on the Aura – strengthening the male or active energy when worn on the right hand, and the female or more receptive energy when worn on the left hand.
The Black Gold Karas are made in a unique way. Solid gold wire is inlayed into the surface of the Kara and then it is baked in an oven, giving the Kara its distinguished black look. The black coloring will wear off after a few weeks, but the gold inlay work remains solid. This technique has been used for hundreds of years in the desert state of Rajasthan, decorating ancient sword and kirpan scabbards.
The Steel Kara is handcrafted in Amritsar, India and is made of 100% stainless steel. It’s high polish is achieved without the use of chemicals or chrome plating.
The Kara is hypo-allergenic, rust proof. The weight of the Kara may vary slightly, depending on the size.
The Karas are available in the following sizes: • XS: inner diameter approximately 5,8 cm. • S: inner diameter approximately 6,4 cm. • M: inner diameter approximately 7,3 cm. • L: inner diameter approximately 7,7 cm.