also remember that originally, the Kara was used to protect the wrist from sword blows, so wearing it on the sword arm makes most sense. in gatka, people who use two swords at once probably wear two karas.Hi Caroline Ji!
As I understood the point in wearing a kara, that you should wear it on your leading hand. So if you´re lefthanded it would mean on your left wrist. The meaning with the kara is to remind yourself about the sikh virtues and to act as a sikh with all your actions, that´s why to wear it on the leading hand.
The only sikhs wearing a kara on both hands were amritharis. My guessing for the two or dubbel-kara-method... it´s more safe that way.
Maybe some have a more qualified answer on this and safe me from this misbelief. :roll:
what sect is this?Just to add to the confusion:
Some sects have men wear the kara on the right - the sun side; and women wear the kara on the left - the moon side. This is not my original thought -- so would appreciate escaping a lecture from well-meaning forum members. Here the thinking is that male and female polarities are right and left, respectively.
I wear my kara on the left side because when I type -- which I do many hours of the day at work and on the forum - the kara bangs and bumps around. Then I switch to the right hand when I am not doing anything in particular.
sva00 Ji,svea00; For me it is actually more about dettachement and purity said:people converting to sikhism may feel more attached to the idea of purity and divine perfection[/B] of the body than the ones born into this belief. `Cos we chose to live that way.
And it shows that we are all human.
What do you think?
Correct. 5 k's is essentially a Battle dress. Even the long hair in a knot can prevent head injury.also remember that originally, the Kara was used to protect the wrist from sword blows, so wearing it on the sword arm makes most sense. in gatka, people who use two swords at once probably wear two karas.