Found in many shapes, sizes and colours, Bangles have been an integral part of the Indian culture. The word bangle is derived from the hindi word bangri, which in Sanskrit means an ornament which adorns the arm. Whether married or unmarried, Indian women find bangles, especially the ones made of gold, to be a statement piece that can be flaunted in numerous ways. Still not sure if you want to get yourself a pair of dailywear bangles or not? Well, here are 4 reasons why we feel they are a must have in your trousseau:
They’re one of the most important elements of the ‘Solah Shringar’:
‘Solah Shringar’ means sixteen embellishments that encompasses sixteen steps that women in India traditionally follow, as a ritual for their beautification from head to toe, during and after their wedding. Gold and glass bangles are a must have, as it signifies the husband’s long life and prosperity.
Different colours and materials have different meanings:
In the Indian culture, wearing Gold Bangles denotes fortune and prosperity. The colour red denotes energy and prosperity, green signifies good luck and fertility.
Whatever the material, color, or type, bangles are a crucial ornament for the women in the Indian Culture.
They are a symbol of matrimony:
Traditionally, women are supposed to wear ‘chooras’ as a symbol of their happy married life, but because of how inconvenient it is to wear those delicate glass bangles, light weight gold bangles come to the rescue. You can find the best one that suits you from the numerous designs available here at Om Jewellers, your family jeweller.
Different regions have different combinations:
In some communities women wear green coloured glass bangles paired with light weight gold bangles since we discussed how green brings in good luck and fertility. In Rajasthan and Gujarat, women wear ivory bangles. In Punjab, brides wear Red and Ivory bangles called ‘chooda’.
In Maharashtra, the bridal chooda is significantly different. Brides wear green glass bangles in odd numbers which signifies creativity, new life and fertility. They wear these along with solid gold bangles called patlya and carved kadas called tode.
Who said you can wear your favourite bangles only when you flaunt those traditional outfits? You can always opt for trendy yet easy to manage dailywear bangles out of the myriads of collections you can find at your nearest branch of Om Jewellers.