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Can I (a Hindu) wear a kara?

asked 2013-03-16 23:28:43 -0600

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I was wearing a steel kara (I get skin allergies to iron) for many months to symbolize unity of god, unity of all living souls (people, animals, bugs, trees, etc) and the never ending circle of karma. A few weeks ago though I took it off because I couldn't find proof anywhere that other Hindus wore it as well. I was afraid I was causing insult. I don't mean insult to anyone! Unfortunately, I have felt like there's been a part of me missing since I removed it. Is it ok for me, a Hindu, to wear it for the reasons I stated?

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there is nothing wrong with wearing a Kara... just remember the responsibility that comes with wearing one... they are your handcuffs to god and when doing anything with your hands look at your Kara think are these hands doing anything wrong, hurtful, violent etc.

BuddaDalFauji gravatar imageBuddaDalFauji ( 2013-04-06 22:49:01 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-03-17 23:40:04 -0600

Gurujis Daughter gravatar image

Anyone can wear Guru Sahib's gifts :)

You are Guru's son too. You find a part of you missing, then start wearing it!!

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answered 2019-10-22 04:37:16 -0600

I am also a Hindu my wife is a punjabi Hindu/Sikh. I never wore a kara before. When I first entered the Gurdwara with my wife I felt a peace in me I can’t describe. Since then I started to receive visions/messages in my dreams that I must wear a golden kara! After having 3 dreams about the kara I decided to buy one for myself. I bought a gold coloured kara (not real gold). After wearing the kara I feel very positive and connected to the almighty one! I see the kara as a gift from God!

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