So Purkh Engraved Sikh Kara - Smooth-Edge, 40g

Stainless Steel

Please Note: Most women will wear a Petite or Small and most men will wear a Medium.

This Kara is round with a hand engraved mantra on the outside. The Kara is made of 100% stainless steel (never rusts and is anti-allergenic), perfect quality (no stains or marks), handmade in Amritsar, India by highly skilled craftsmen. For the polish, no chemicals are used and the Kara is NOT chrome plated. It is 0.15” (0.5cm) wide and weighs approximately 20g (varies slightly by size). The mantra engraved on this Kara is called the mool mantra or root mantra. It is a mantra to connect the one with the infinite. It is a mantra to bring strength.

The engraving on this Kara reads:
So purkh niranjan har purakh niranjan har agmaa agam apaaraa.
The Primal One is perfectly pure. The Primal God is perfect. He is within all, beyond all.

Sabh dhi-aavahi sabh dhi-aavahi tudh jee har sachay sirjanhaaraa.
Everyone meditates. All souls meditate on You, O True Creator.

Sabh jee-a tumaaray jee too(n) jee-aa kaa daataaraa. All souls are one with You. All souls come from You.

Har dhi-aavahu santahu je sabh dookh visaaranhaaraa.
O Saints, meditate on God and all pains will fly away.

Har aapay thaakur har aapay sayvak jee ki-aa naanak jant vichaaraa (1).
God himself is the Master. God Himself is the Servant. O Nanak, everyone is empty-handed before Him.(1)

So Purkh is a part of Rehiraas, the evening prayer of the Sikhs, it creates a sacred space in which grace prevails so as to allow the greatness of the soul to come forth. It was written by Guru Ram Das, whose vibration exists holding a state of grace and love that heals all realms of the heart and being. We have only included the first Stanza (verse) of this Shabad.

Yogi Bhajan, taught that if a woman recites this Bani eleven times a day for any man, it has the power to make him a saint and dissolve any negativity between them. A circle with no beginning and no end, the Kara represents man’s unbreakable relationship with the eternal creator.
Please Note: Most women will wear a Petite or Small and most men will wear a Medium.
Size Chart (Inner Diameter):

Petite: 2.25 inches / 5.7 cm
Small: 2.5 inches / 6.4 cm
Medium: 2.75 inches / 7 cm
Large: 3 inches / 7.6 cm

What size Kara should I order?

It depends on how much you can collapse your hand while putting the Kara on. Some people like the Kara to fit really tight. They put it on with some oil or soap and never take it off. Other people like it loose so that they can take it on and off easily. When in doubt, choose the smaller size. The easiest way to measure the correct size is to find a bracelet which fits you well and measure the width from the inside edge to the other inside edge at the widest point.