Hindu bride is keen to wear the heavy jewellery and doing makeup from head to their ttoes. It is very populary called As solah shringhar consisting of mainly 16 Accessories that provide charm, blessing, and symbol of devotion. These jewellery peces are kept as ornaments to be protected for life long. The wife never refrain keeping them, as these are the memories and symbols of being the adorable wife for their husbands. These precious gemstones are received as gifts from the female relatives.the major part of trousseau are the heavy jewellery that are bought in thousand or lakh of the rupees. Here we tend to elabotare some of the commonly used accessories which one typical Indian bride would love to keep with her :-
1. Maang Tika
The maang tikka as the name depics, is put in the centre of the forehead and consists of an ornate headpiece which comprises of the long chain which hangs or drapes down centre part of the hair and ends with a pendant dangling over the forehead.
2. Bindi :- the jeweled sticker which is placed between the eyebrows in the centre of the forehead is considered to invoke the power of the third eye, which is believed to be the source of wisdom.
3. Karn Phool
Karan phools are so good looking ear hangings that are placed over the ears and are Shimmering oversized earrings are attached to the bride's earlobes to distract evil spirits. The weight of the karan phools are made light with the help of hairs by hanging them over there.
The nose ring is called as nath and a chain which commences from the hoop nose ring is attached to the ear. The nose piercing is always done on the left side of the nose which provides seductive appearance to the nose.
5. Haar :- the haar or the necklace is weared in the neck that resides close to the heart. The length of the necklace vary from the weight to weight. There is a popular ritual of wearing the mangalsutra in the haar , that is basically worn by the bride by her husband in the wedding. This mangalsutra is considered to be very auspicious for maintaining the love and the relationship.
The baaju is an armlet that is worn on the upper arm near the shoulder to imbue the spirit with strength to resist mischievous spirits.
These bangle bracelets, which are said to contain the energy of the sun, range from plan metal bands to elaborately etched glass, gold or ivory. The traditional green, white, red and gold are commonly switched out for colors that match the bride's dress. Modern Hindu brides often add the kalire, a jeweled chandelier that runs from the chooda to the wrists. It is worn for the first 40 days of marriage to prevent her from doing housework.
Traditionally, the aarsi referred to the large thumb ring that brides wear, but today the term encompasses all the ornate rings that decorate her fingers. Tiny mirrors are often attached so that the bride can steal glances of her groom, who she is not allowed to see during much of the ceremony.
The kamarband is gemstone studded gold belt that is tied around the bride's waist to cinch in the sari.
The anklet chain is called as the Paayai and the bells or ghunghru are attached with it and jingle when she walks.
A chain runs down the top of the foot connecting the paayal to the bichus. These stacked metal bands are worn on the second toe and remain in place until the bride is no longer married.
12. Makeup and Miscellaneous Accessories
In addition to the jewelry, the solah shringar includes wearing flowers in the hair (keshapasharachana), applying heavy black kajal (kohl) liner around the eyes and intricately painting mehndi designs on the bride's hands and feet. During the ceremony, the groom also paints a red sindoor powder onto her forehead. The shaadi ka joda (wedding dress) is also usually embellished with dripping rhinestones.