Jewellery that signifies love !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A day or two before the wedding an auspicious day is selected by the family priest for the chuda chadana ceremony which begins with a havan . The bride's mama (maternal uncle) gets these red and cream ivory bangles for the bride. The set of chudas is shown to the girl just before the ceremony. Everyone present during this ritual touches the bangles and offers their good wishes and blessings. Chuda is said to bring good luck for the newlyweds. Also, red is a very important colour for a married woman in India as it strengthens the bond between a couple. Fertility and prosperity are also associated with the chuda, and it is worn for a minimum period of 40 days and maximum for 1.5 years after the wedding.

A  chuda traditionally means a set of 21 bangles in red and white. Earlier chuda was made with haathi daant (elephant tusks) but now they are made from plastic and now days brides can select colours like pink, maroon, orange, white to match their chuda to their bridal outfit.

The beautiful Kalire
Kalire are umbrella shaped hangings which were earlier made of silver or dry coconut and makhana, signifying that she never runs out of food in the new home, and the metal ones symbolise wealth and prosperity.

These dome shaped streamers with tinkling silver and gold bells are considered auspicious for the bride. The bride's cousins and friends tie them to the chooda. They are like blessings for the bride for her new life and also to remind her of her old friends. It is said that the bride has as many friends as there are leaves in the kalirey. So the more leaves the merrier!

Another tradition being that when the bride leaves for her new house she is supposed to hit her unmarried friends and cousins with the kalirey. Whoever gets hit first will get married next.

A day or two before the wedding an auspicious day is selected by the family priest for the chooda chadana ceremony which begins with a havan . The bride's mama (maternal uncle) gets these red and cream ivory bangles for the bride. The set of choodas is shown to the girl just before the ceremony. Everyone present during this ritual touches the bangles and offers their good wishes and blessings. Chooda is said to bring good luck for the newlyweds. Also, red is a very important colour for a married woman in India as it strengthens the bond between a couple. Fertility and prosperity are also associated with the chooda, and it is worn for a minimum period of 40 days and maximum for 1.5 years after the wedding.

A  Chooda traditionally means a set of 21 bangles in red and white. Earlier chooda was made with haathi daant (elephant tusks) but now they are made from plastic and now days brides can select colours like pink, maroon, orange, white to match their chooda to their bridal outfit.

 

 

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