Significance of 9 Bridal Jewellery For Indian Woman
16, Feb 2017
Dressing up and looking the best on the D-day takes top priority for any bride, and jewellery forms a vital part of it. We are all familiar with the traditional jewellery pieces. But, did you know each piece of jewellery that a bride wears symbolises something traditionally or culturally. Given the cultural diversity, the list of different pieces worn religiously or regionally would be a long one. We give you few of the significant ones.
If legend is to be believed, evil spirits could enter the body through its openings. Ornaments were said to prevent that. So, apart from their acupuncture benefits, earrings, for a new bride, were believed to work like a protector against evil.
The wedding ring, worn on the third finger of the left hand, is a priceless ornament. Ancient Romans believed that the vein in that finger runs directly to the heart.
Payal or anklet is a traditional piece worn around the ankles, meant to announce arrival of the new bride in her husband’s house with its tinkling sound.
Traditionally, glass bangles represent a charm of safety and luck for a married woman’s husband. A beautiful piece that was a must for kings and queens in the past, it signifies strength and ability- virtues that are vital for a bride.
A seductive ornament, kamarbandh or the waistband is a beautiful belt that adds grace to a bride. The ornament is designed in a manner that allows you to hold a bunch of keys, thus signifying the assumption of authority at the bride’s new home.
One amongst the many neckpieces worn by the bride is a mangalsutra, which the groom will put around her neck during the marriage ceremony. The wife, thereafter, wears it as long as she or her husband is alive as a sign of their love and commitment to one another.
They are a traditional symbol of marriage, particularly in Southern India, and are usually made of ornately decorated silver, and are worn in pairs on the second toe of each foot
The point where it falls is believed to be the ajna chakra, which in Sanskrit means “to know or perceive”. The chakra is represented by two petals signifying the holy union of male and female on a spiritual, physical and emotional level.
Wearing a Nath or nose ring is an age-old custom. Nose piercing is said to have acupuncture benefits. Ayurveda claims that women who have their nose pierced on the left side experience less menstrual pain and easier childbirth. It eventually went on to represent a bride’s virginity, where it is believed that a woman is no longer a virgin once her groom takes off her nath on the wedding night
And Smile, Not available in any shop, this one is the most precious ornament a bride wears. No matter how expensive and how many the other embellishments are, it is only a big genuine smile that makes her look gorgeous.