Bangles for Your Wedding Day

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The tradition of wearing bangles in India goes back to 2000 BC and even earlier.Traditionally, bangles are associated with matrimony but the trends are quickly changing these days and the unmarried girls also love to wear bangles. The Indian brides generally opt for traditional designs on their wedding day but on the day of reception, they prefer the latest trends.

 

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The color and types of bangles worn on the wedding day depends on the region to which the bride belongs. Modern brides prefer to wear contemporary styles and select bangles in such a manner that they match with their outfit.

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As a part of the Punjabi tradition, a bride wears choora which is a set of red and white ivory bangles. The choora is gifted to the bride by her maternal uncle and aunt and it is generally worn for 21 days.

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As a part of the Marathi culture, the bride wears green bangles as the green color signifies prosperity. As a matter of fact, Marathi women wear green bangles on all important occasions. The green bangles are also mixed with other colors and also with gold bangles.

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As a part of the Bengali  culture, the bride wears shankha (shell) and pola (red carol) bangles along with an iron bangle in both her hands. It is believed that the red bangle worn between the iron bangle and the white bangle avoids friction between positive and negative energy.

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South Indian bride wears heavy kadas as well as gold bangles on her wedding day. The designs of bridal jewelry are inspired by the temples in South India.

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