Indian Bride - Beauty From Head To Toe

His Solh shringar or sixteen adornments complete an Indian bride has a vision of beauty. And 'the wedding day that all the skills and traditions of the past is pulled out and focused on the bride

A break any failure anywhere in the world is an incarnation of beauty. In India, a girl is encouraged to adorn themselves before her marriage. And after marriage, their lifestyle requires it to focus more and more interest on the pragmatic rather than aesthetics alone.

But her wedding day is the most important of all events. This once again makes everything else in life, sooner or later, pale in comparison. Dr. Mulk Raj Anand and the late Krishna Nehru Hutheesing, the "Book of Indian Beauty," writes ... "Somewhere in the dark chambers of the singing heard the crying of a young bride. She is beautiful and she is simple, but he made the best of the gifts that life has given her through the rules that have come shringar up to generation of a generation. She decorates, because it is part of the ritual practices that almost all women. It 's all very new for him, and then there is a certain self-conscious trying to beautify themselves, conscious self-emphasize his desire to shine. "In his wedding day that all the skills and traditions, the beauty rituals of the past is pulled out and focused on the bride to-be. The ritual, which is wrapped in brocade, Sari.

Its members and facial cream and rubbed with a paste of flour, oil, turmeric and gram and washed with oils. Henna-stained hands and feet and skin, says a poet, "is flavored with the essence of flowers until it is a mirror of purity, worthy of ornamentation and respect.

Jewelry has religious significance among Hindus. It is a common belief that, unless a grain of gold is used in person to ensure the purity ceremony. Ornaments of gold, adorned with precious stones have been designed specifically to fit and decorate a certain body part, the variety of each is quite disconcerting. While in most cases, the models are passed from one generation to another is almost unchanged, the artisans did not need to invent new ways remains a gap in yield each century, all the invaders, each rule left indelible marks .

The bride "Solah Shringar 'starts from the top. Her hair, after being washed and oiled braid weaving mats or on the wall back of his neck in a bun with flowers and decorations that adorn.

Even though India today cosmopolitan, has been a lot of sharing and borrowing habits and traditions, but the true fans to follow the tradition of individual rituals.

While the bride should wear a red Punjabi Paraná (a string of triple stranded son with red hair and very decorative tasseled end), Bengali and girlfriends of Maharashtra will look like a cake decorated with white flowers. Further south, in Tamil Nadu, white, orange and pink flowers are woven around the braid. In Kerala, the bride has a veil of jasmine buds flower sprigs together to form a network. The front of each bride is marked with a red Bindi the mark of God and a sign of unity.

In addition, the front of the bride adorned with Suraj sisphul of a half-ball of large circular worn by Rajputs. The manga Patti, an ornament of gold is worn along the hairline. Carried by two, Maharashtrian bride and groom, it mandoria-strings of beads attached horizontally on the forehead and on both sides of the face, son vertical swing to the chin.

The Mang-tikki is worn by brides in most parts of the country, it is usually a simple round disc about an inch in diameter, set with precious stones and is attached to the separation of the hair of a string. The ring in the nose, as they say in English, is rarely in the form of a ring. In most places, it is generally a small group or beads affixed by means of a screw to the nostrils.

Nose ring is worn by most brides Dogra. Almost 53 seven inches in diameter, has rubies and pearls strung it. Gold wire is a ring-shaped deposits wedding pearls, garnets and other gems Maharashtrian and worn on the left side. Piercing is worn by Gujaratis in the right nostril. In the south, is usually a major diamond five stones form a triangle and worn on both sides. Bengali bride to adorn their faces with dots and patterns of sandal paste Chandan), beyond the front and get off at the cheekbones. Rajput bride, perhaps three blacks on the chin to protect it from evil eye.

To highlight the eyes, Kajal fact that the soot diya (earthen lamps) with a lit match placed in clarified butter is used. The smoke emitted is collected in an inverted plate.

The ears are adorned with gold-Karn Phul ornament with a star or radiated power at the center approximately one centimeter in diameter, sometimes richly decorated with precious stones and jewels attached. Jhumka-bell ornament usually made to the Solid Gold line of small pearls along the edge, is a favorite among brides Bengali, Punjabi, Maharashtrian and Rajput. The string is attached to the heel and the back of the earlobe to support the weight of heavy earrings. Tamil to make important earring with diamonds, center stone surrounded by children. Among the Jero Kashmir is an essential part of the complex of the bride, and a copy of mangalsutra. It consists of a long gold chain worn through a hole drilled in the ear lobe greater uncertainty and, at the end of gold or pearls.

Patan (literally leaf) is used for decorative head and worn everywhere except in the ear lobe. Even Bengalis also wear crescents-Balas two crescent-shaped gold jewelry hung below.

The variety is incredible necklaces and women, especially the rich are seen with a number of them of different lengths. It is the pearl necklace of gold called by the Maharashtra ke parunia PAIT Gülser and pearl necklace, the necklace Hänsli gold. The Punjabis are the rani haar, transmitted from mother-in-law to daughter-in-floor and consists of gold coins tied with a set of strings. The Maharashtra tanmani also include three or four rows of pearls with a central pendant, or how typical seven or eight beads are attached to a central green cord. The Tamils ​​have Changala his gold, but what is essential is the mangalsutra two pieces of inverted "U" tail-shaped gold flame, with four gold beads strung on a yellow thread. Similarly, both Maharashtrians cut like pieces of gold.

Traditionally, they were hooked to the yellow wire, which Vaishya (prostitute), who never married, or could not become a widow, who has spent the blessing of the bride. Andhraites between Keralites and Kashmira is a long necklace is made of gold sovereigns held together by chains. Of course, the mogras garlands of flowers, rajnigandhas, roses and marigolds are also worn by brides.

Bracelets or wristbands are the most important jewelry bracelets, primarily the visible signs of marriage. While girls may wear bracelets of different kinds, before their marriage, the first act of widowhood, is to throw them (see the article by The Ring Bangles hot, Discover India April'91)

North Indian brides are among punjabi and Dogra, Chura bracelets were a series of off-white with red on both ends. On a thin steel bracelet in front of a group of pendants linked kaliras-thin silver or gold. Those ties with friends and family as a blessing for the bride. City is also a coconut and some dried fruit and nut shells tied with the sacred thread. These tend to give the mother's uncles. You relevance derives from the old days, when the bride leaves the house of her husband (a cell phone that can last for several days) could be fueled by dried fruit, he felt hungry. Shell is a huge religious importance among the Bengalis and it is natural that the bracelets of shells used for the bride. White, red, or sometimes the arm is adorned with the wrists.

The bride is the Rajput-ichura a series of light ivory bracelets, from the smallest to the wrist and gradually expands to the shoulder, covering the whole arm. Chudo ivory is also carried by the Gujarati and crystal bracelets are red or green and bangra. The green glass is again the color of the brides and Maharashtra Andhra. Of course, gold bracelets also add wrists adorned with a profusion in all parts of India or the leader Churi or wider, flatter, or the thickness of the Kara version with either the elephant or lion heads.

Higher on the arm cuff or bazubandh, a precious stone ornaments decorated in bold semicircular at both ends to tie them up.

The palms are covered with an intricate design mehandi and north, in particular the application of henna is a special ceremony. Traditionally, the application of henna is a special ceremony. Traditionally believed to be the strongest or darker mehandi design, rather than married mothers, the law would love.

Rings, usually of gold, put on her more than a decorative element. Arsi is also the fashion, or a thumb ring in front of a mirror looking at the bride herself. In some cases, the mirror opens to reveal a small box that smells can be maintained. Another popular combination is in the north Haathi Phool. It consists of five rings in all fingers, with the bracelet on the wrist with wires radiating from each medallion ring covered with stones in the middle of the hand, the chains are once again joining the bracelet coin.

To keep the sari in place and to accentuate the bride's slim waist with a belt of gold or silver is used. While calling the Tamil Punjabi odianmam calibration is used to maintain its nine-yard sari in place.
The feet are also given as much importance as the rest of the body. Bengalis with their red Alta draw a thick line along the outer edge of the foot and apply a point above the ark. Bracelets are either in the form of simple chains paizeb heavy silver rings set thick with a number of little bells that jingle with every movement of the limbs. Thus, the Gujaratis call jhanjhar or Payal. And finally, the toes are decorated with ring anwat furnished with bells. Or Bichu, rings worn around the toes, and traditionally attached to each side of paizeb foot at the ankle. Among the Maharashtrians is a toe ring complete with drawings of a parrot, peacock or fish. In Andhra, ambition popular conception of Paisley. It is on the toes of the bride at the ceremony with his wife to make him put his foot on the wheel.

Tamil married to beautify one or more of his feet, Matti, multi-spiral or a simple silver ring, which is presented by the material of his uncle, a symbol of eternity.

The richly woven with gold and red brocade sari, which is considered one of the most graceful dresses in the world led the poets to write, "the veil of the body, but not abuse it." The whole wedding Green could be the court of nine Paithan Maharashtrians, brown and gold-rimmed koorap-podavi of Tamils ​​in gold and white Raunak one of Sindhis and a similar on Keralites or white with red border of sanetar Gujarati. Again once, the rich red and gold Benarasi of them Bengalis and Punjabis or Kurti, Kanchli, ghagra and odhni married Rajput and churidar kameez, and odhni Dogras. All these ornaments symbolize the day, the most important in life a woman when she goes to her husband in shyness and modesty.

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