The Deep Cultural Significance of Hindu Ornaments and Jewellery

By Priyanka Bansal

January 2024 FEATURE
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WEARING JEWELLERY IS part and parcel of being an Indian woman, traditionally. Apart from marking auspicious occasions, accenting feminine beauty, or signifying wealth, power and status, it also plays a principal role in showcasing divine devotion among Indian women. Furthermore, it is a form of savings for women, who can sell it in times of need.Indeed, rarely is a traditional Indian ornament simply decorative. Specific designs and elements of Indian jewellery are symbolically significant, and convey different meanings and values.In...

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Priyanka Bansal

is an Indian expat living in Penang. Owing to her artistic bent of mind she loves writing, painting and crafting.