7 Exquisite Maang Tika Trends To Look For

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Ruby maang tika

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Maang tika, as the name, suggests is essentially a delicate piece of jewellery and an ornamental headgear worn to accentuate your forehead and hairstyle. A versatile piece of jewelry, it adds colour to the bride’s look and gives a charming appeal. Worn in various styles all over India, western starlets like Shakira, Britney Spears and socialite Paris Hilton have further popularized it across the world. This stunning piece of jewellery or headgear is popular as a bridal piece of jewellery, but can glamorize your look when worn with élan; so be smart and classy and go ahead and enjoy the compliments by sporting a maang tika at any do. You can flaunt the maang tika at various pre wedding and post wedding occasions. It adds splendour and grace to your attire and instantly revs up your dressing style.

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A prominent piece of bridal jewellery, most bridal maang tikas are made of gold, silver, jadau, kundan or also crafted with pearls and rubies. Every Indian state has a tradition of its own.

What Aishwarya Rai Bachchan sported in Jodha Akbar was a classic piece of Borla from Rajasthan. A ghagra choli with a borla will give you the complete Rajasthani look. The more modern version is an assimilation of rubies and emeralds adorning the hair a la Shilpa Shetty Kundra as part of her wedding trousseau.. Diamond and platinum maang tikas are also fast catching up. Divas like Rekha, Sonam Kapur, Dipika Padukone, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have often showcased myriad version of the the plain tika / headgear and revamped its traditional look.

Aishwarya rai bachchan in jodhaa akbar

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maang tika with jhoomar

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The Muslims wear the jhoomar or passa, which is worn on the left side of the head and generally come in asymmetric patters. A dazzling jhoomar will stand out because of its ethnic roots and looks stunning with heavily embroidered anarkali suits or salwar kammez. A simple single strand maang tika will make you appear resplendent and compliment the bindi and jhumkas that you plan to mix n match with your sari or suit.

Typical south Indian brides can  sport the heavier version of the maang tika also known as the shringar patti. It has layered panels and side attachments that looks royal and grand and suit very well with any heavy bridal attire. The intricate designs studded with pearls and rubies give it an edge over others.

layered maang tika

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Most jewellers keep traditional maang tika designs in their showrooms. You can also check online for the latest trends in this artistic piece of jewellery.

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