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Meanings Behind Indian Jewelry

meaning behind indian jewelry

India is a country where traditions are so deep-rooted. We have a history of culture and following certain practices religiously. More than often these practices and traditions have a meaning and science behind it. So many of us are following it but don’t really know the reasons for doing it. We will walk you through some interesting facts of our Hindu culture. Read on and enjoy.

Why anklets or toe rings

Why anklets or toe rings?

Most of the married Indian women can be seen wearing an ornament on their toes called toe rings. Many states follow this very strictly and often at the tome of the wedding the girl is made to wear the silver toe rings. Feet being the lowest part of the body and connected the closest to the earth believed to be a better combination with the ground

Gold Only On Upper Part Of The Body

Gold Only On Upper Part Of The Body

It’s strongly advised wearing gold ornaments on the upper part of the body, as it’s more suitable to blend with the aura and energy of a person. You will seldom see anyone wearing gold jewelry on the toes or ankles.

Bangles

Bangles

Pulse is found on one’s wrist and in olden times pulse was the first thing a doctor would check for all kind of medical issues. It is said that when a woman wears bangles and the friction that bangle causes on the wrist it improves the blood circulation. The round of bangles keeps the energy within the body. Common metals used for metals are silver, gold, and even glass. These metals are preferred over the plastic. Even the color of bangles has a lot of meaning. Red is a symbol of energy, Green is for luck and is often worn in marriages,and blue bangles are for wisdom. Silver bangles give the wearer the strength and gold bangles are suppose to bring the wearer fortune.

Toe Rings

Toe Rings

It’s strongly believed that to be healthy and fit one’s life force or Prana has to be in order always. Its believed that the Prana runs down to one’s toes. Wearing toe rings in silver activates the prana and refreshes the whole body

Mangalsutra

Mangalsutra

Every married Hindu woman can be seen wearing this piece of jewelry. It clearly denotes her marital status to the world. Black beads are an essential part of a mangalsutra. These beads of black are considered to be warding off evil.

The Earrings Science

The hole in the ear that the earring goes through has an almost acupuncture effect on the body. China started this practice of ear piercing a long time ago as a health benefit to the women treating menstrual issues. These points on earlobes are a very important part wearing magnetic earrings can be used to treat obesity as well.

A Ring Called Nose Ring

A Ring Called Nose Ring

In the ancient Ayurveda tradition a nose piercing on a specific node helps in menstrual pain that may occur on a monthly basis. It is supposed to be helping in reducing the pain. Generally, women are seen wearing this nasal ornament on the left side of the nostril, as the reproductive nerves are associated with it.

The Meaningful Necklace

Necklaces are believed to be attracting a lot of bliss for the wearer. The pendant activates the energy being in the center of the Prana force. It controls the emotions and cleanses them

The Finger Rings

The Finger Rings

Fingers have nerves, which are connected to the body, and each finger represents an important emotional and physical area of ones being. These rings help establish that connection. For example, the wedding ring is worn on the ring finger and is widely associated with the heart and its feelings.

Tikka In Mang

Tikka In Mang

The partition of the hair called as Mang in Hindi is associated with the heat of the body Married women wear Sindoor for the same reason as it controls the heat of the body. Mangtikka does the same thing. This is a representation of the male and female energies coming together on all levels

Above are a few interesting facts which equip us with a better understanding of the science behind the jewelry. The ancient traditions are all very meaningful and symbolize way more than we can see or even understand. Enjoy wearing your jewelry and also benefit from it as well.

 

 

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