Kara Flat So Purkh Shabad, approx. 40 g
Sikh Kara So Purkh Flat, ca. 40 g
The Kara, a special bracelet, 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, and guaranteed to arrive without imperfections.
The weight of the Kara may vary slightly, depending on the size.
This Kara is 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.
This Kara has a hand engraved mantra written in Gurmukhi, a language with roots in the 4000 year old Sanskrit.
It has a flat shape which offers a wider surface to the outside and inside, giving it a very fine presence, combined with a comfortable weight.
The engraving on this Kara is the So Purkh Mantra which is part of the Rehiras, the evening prayer of the Sikh tradition. The So Purkh mantra is said to have a positive effect on relationships. It is carved on the outside and reads:
So purakh niranjan har purakh niranjan har agmaa agam apaaraa.
That Primal Being is Immaculate and Pure. The Lord, the Primal Being, is Immaculate and Pure. The Lord is Inaccessible, Unreachable and Unrivalled.
Sabh dhi-aavahi sabh dhi-aavahi tudh jee har sachay sirjanhaaraa.
All meditate, all meditate on You, Dear Lord, O True Creator Lord.
Sabh jee-a tumaaray jee too(n) jee-aa kaa daataaraa.
All living beings are Yours-You are the Giver of all souls.
Har dhi-aavahu santahu jee sabh dookh visaaranhaaraa.
Meditate on the Lord, O Saints; He is the Dispeller of all sorrow.
Har aapay thaakur har aapay sayvak jee ki-aa naanak jant vichaaraa.
The Lord Himself is the Master, the Lord Himself is the Servant. O Nanak, the poor beings are wretched and miserable!
History and use of a Kara:
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.
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