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Discussion in 'Sikh Youth' started by HannahBanana, Feb 7, 2007.

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    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji ki Fateh.

    I have not posted here in a while, but I've been around, reading and thinking.
    Anyway, I just got a kara and wondered if you are supposed to wear it all the time. I don't know about metals really, is it safe to wear in the shower without it turning brown or getting rusted?

    Thank you!
    Hannah


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    Welcome back.
    It should be OK. I doesn't go rusty atleast for ages.
     
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    Oh, okay. Thanks a lot.
     
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    Take it off during shower, just like yuor kirpan and head covering. Th 5 k's and head covering are practical objects, we should also be practical ourselved when wearing them.
     
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    Hey Hannah

    Nice to see you back.

    I keep my kara on when showering or having a bath. And whilst washing dishes!!!! As Demitiri said it will not go rusty for a long time.
     
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    I've heard some different opinions here. Well, if I should be practical while wearing it, shouldn't I leave it on when I shower? Cleaning is practical, right?
     
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    Every Sikh I know (family, friends and other) do not remove their Kara. If one outgrows their kara (baby kara), they replace it with a larger kara.

    The only time I removed my kara was during self defense classes in Uni.
     
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    Oh, that's what I thought.

    Actually mine is a tiny bit too big and it fell off today (during P.E. class when I took off my jacket), of course I noticed because of the clang it made when it fell, I dusted it off and put it back on. I felt kind of bad, but I'm trying to be more careful.
     
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    Hannah

    though its good to be respectful, please do realize that it is symbolic. hence undue reverence to the materilistic "object" is misplaced

    I think removing the Kara whenever situation demands ( eg. sports, karate etc) is correct and practical.

    if you are not offended, may i ask you a question?

    why are you wearing a Kara?
     
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    Yeah, thats true, we are supposed to think practical when it comes to these items. I take off my dastarr when i go to bed, as well as my kara and kirpan. When i shower, i take them off too.
     
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