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its a steel braclet
its a steel braclet

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  What protects a person? In 1699, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh Ji gave a new identification to his followers having an appearance which is recognosible among millions of people. Among the things that make a Sikh different from others is a ‘Kara’ is a cast iron braclet which is worn in the right wrist. Kara means ‘beloved’ a person who is loved by God and a Sikh who is linked to the Guru. It's a precious gift from our Guru which is a symbol of restraint and gentility. It acts as a reminder that a sikh should not do anything the Guru would not approve. The kara originated as a protective ring to guard the sword of arm of the Khalsa warrior during the battle when fighting with swords. It was used as a protective gear as it minimised the injuries caused to an arm in a sword fight.  Additionally, was historically used like a knuckle duster for hand to hand combat. Now it is used as an integral part of our tradition which symbolizes God having no ‘beginning’ or ‘end’. It represents Prana (life force) and ifinity. It is a metal which itself is a conductor of energy which gives courage and fearlessness to the wearer of it. Moreover, Kara relates to the element of air too. Also, Kara can represent many things in this religion.#sikhism #kara #protection #JSarich2020

Place(s): India, Punjab

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