KADA

Kada is the pure iron bangle worn by Sikh men and women, as per their religious traditions. It is composed of cast iron or sarbh loha and forms one of the five Ks of Sikhism—Kesh (uncut hair), Kada (a steel bracelet), Kanga (a wooden comb), Kaccha (cotton underwear) and Kirpan (steel sword)—and was first formulated by the tenth Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. Kada is a symbol of the unbreakable attachment or bond between man and god, an icon of connection between humanity and divinity. It appears as a circular iron bracelet, and its circular shape personifies the omniscient nature of God, with no end or beginning.

Besides the Sikhs, the Kada is often worn by ethnic Punjabi families and non-Punjabi families settled in the northern and north-western states like Rajasthan and Gujarat. An auspicious bond and a symbol of protection, Kada is also traditionally given by the father of the bride to the groom after the wedding. Voylla, in respect towards this bond and the tenets of Sikhism, has come up with her range of kadas for men and women. Simplistic and preserving the traditions and sentimentality attached to the adornment, customers can choose from a variety of designs made from sterling silver, gold-plated iron and steel. Be it plain without a single marking or adorned by inscripted designs, there is a Kada from Voylla for every believer.

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