These excellent solid stainless steel and durable titanium nitride (gold tone) coated stainless steel Karas are made from 300 series highest quality stainless steel. They are precision machined so they are quite uniform and smooth all around.
These are 12mm wide and 10mm deep - with slightly rounded corners. They are available in 2 different inner diameters:
2.75" / 7cm - weight 5.8 ounces - a bit more than 1/3 of a pound
3" / 7.6cm - weight 6.25 - a bit more than 1/3 of a pound
These have three laser engraving options:
A. 5 Adi Shakti / Khanda symbols on both sides - meaning below
B. The Mool Mantra on both sides - translation and transliteration below - click central image below main image to view.
C. Yogi Bhajan's Nucleus meaning of Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa ~ Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh - 'I am the Divine, so my Attributes and so my Actions' on one side and Ang Sang Waheguru (With every breath I take - do I feel your in-dwelling presence - Oh Creator Lord') - Ekongkar Satgur Prasad 'By the grace of the One creator Lord - do I live, breathe and flourish in my life') on the other - click image on right below main image to view.
Steel's energies are highly projective. If you are looking to protect yourself from aggressive advances or any forms of extreme negativity, stainless steel is a good option. Having, wearing or keeping steel close at hand, offers us strength, courage, grit and determination.
The Adi Shakti is a symbol of infinity
It relates to primal creative power and has three parts to its design:
The Chakra is a circle, also a symbol of infinity and reminder that God’s infinite nature, has no beginning or end. To the extent one understands the creation as a reflection of the Creator, a circle can be seen to reflect the oneness and unity of mankind in essence, regardless of apparent differences of race, religion or gender.
The Khanda is the double-edged central dagger, representing the straight and narrow path of righteousness, the razor’s edge that cuts both ways – in that what you do to others you are actually doing to your Self. In yogic terms, the khanda represents neutral mind – the ability to make non-reactive decisions.
The two Kirpans are curved single-edged knives on both sides of the symbol and represent the polarities that need to be balanced by neutrality: temporal and spiritual, negative and positive, etc. In yogic terms, these two kirpans represent the negative and positive minds. Guru Hargobind (one of the founders of Sikhism) wore two swords, signifying Miri – political or temporal power, and Piri – spiritual sovereignty.