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  1. kara(Noun)

    The bangle worn by Sikhs, to remind the wearer to do God's work, and one of the five Ks.

  2. Kara(ProperNoun)

    The Papua New Guinean language which has the ISO code 'leu', formerly called Lemakot.

  3. Kara(ProperNoun)

    The language presumed to have been spoken by the Gaya confederacy in southern Korea, thought by some scholars to be attested from thirteen placenames.

  4. Kara(ProperNoun)

    The Omotic language which has the ISO code 'kxh' and which is also sometimes called "Karo".

  5. Origin: Variant of Cara.


  1. Kara

    A kara, is a steel or iron bracelet, worn by both male and female initiated Sikhs. It is one of the five kakars or 5Ks — external articles of faith — that identify a Sikh as dedicated to their religious order. The kara is also worn by many ethnic Punjabis who may be Hindu, Muslim, or Christian; moreover, the use of the kara by non-Sikhs is encouraged as it represents the "totality of God." The kara was instituted by the tenth Sikh guru Gobind Singh at the Baisakhi Amrit Sanskar in 1699. Guru Gobind Singh Ji explained: The kara is to constantly remind the Sikh disciple to do God's work, a constant reminder of the Sikh's mission on this earth and that he or she must carry out righteous and true deeds and actions, keeping with the advice given by the Guru. Also the kara comes in many forms and sizes, from battlefield types, sharp edges, spikes etc. The kara is also used in self-defense like a knuckle duster. It was used in the Sikh martial art of Shastar Vidiya, when using the kara to settle a dispute by fighting without weapons known in Northern India as iron fist fighting or Loh Mushti in Punjab, like a form of boxing but using these steel or iron bracelets instead of gloves.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Kara

    a gold-mining district in East Siberia, 300 m. from Chita, of which the mines are the private property of the Czar, and are worked by convicts, who are often disgracefully treated, many of them merely political offenders.

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  1. rak'a

  2. arak


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kara in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kara in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  1. Luis Aguilar:

    In advance of becoming an The SEC's commissioner, I was advised by the SEC's ethics office as to what investments I needed to sell and what investments I could legally retain and I followed Luis Aguilar and Kara Stein advice, Since then, I have neither bought nor sold any new public companies. Both I, Luis Aguilar staff and the The SEC's ethics office monitors these holdings and I recuse from these matters whenever I am advised to do so.

  2. Chris Smith:

    His condition has not improved since ; he has not regained consciousness, his wife, Yevgenia, said in an e-mail to RFE/RL and other media outlets. Kara-Murza’s father, a prominent journalist, told Russian media Thursday that the situation appears to be more serious than we thought. His lungs are being artificially ventilated, he is connected to 10 devices. Related ImageExpand / ContractKara-Murza,( l.), is an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, as was his ally, Boris Nemtsov,( r.). , who was gunned down near the Kremlin in February. ( Reuters) Kara-Murza's father is a journalist with RFE/RL’s Russian Service. The activist's family was stopped short of raising public questions about whether foul play was involved. There is no criminal case so far, none has been opened because he is simply a normal patient who arrived at a Moscow hospital by ambulance. That’s his status, nothing more, his father told a radio station. Our task right now is to bring him to a normal trajectory of recuperation. We ’ll establish the cause [ of the illness ] later. Open Russia was founded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, an oil oligarch and Kremlin opponent who lives in Switzerland after Mikhail Khodorkovsky was pardoned by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2013 following 10 years in prison. Open Russia's new documentary accuses Kadyrov, a former rebel fighter who joined forces with the Kremlin in 2000, of participating in murders and torture in the North Caucasus republic. Related ImageExpand / ContractChechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was accused of torture and murder in the new documentary. ( Reuters) Both the Kremlin and Kadyrov have denied involvement in the killing of Boris Nemtsov, although Kadyrov praised the main suspect in the case, a former Chechen police officer, as a.

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