An Indian woman is incomplete without her ornaments and jewels. Be it silver or gold, from a very young age, they are taught to adorn themselves with jewelry. And not just in India, women in all cultures and civilizations have been wearing jewelry since time immemorial.
The designs might change and the trends might differ, but the love for adorning ourselves with jewelry will never die. But did you know that according to olden Indian scheme of things, every ornament has a purpose to serve and is not designed just to make you look prettier? Silver, for instance, is worn to react with the energy of the earth and gold is worn to react with the energy of the body and its aura.
If you are interested in the amazing reasons (scientifically proven or not) behind wearing ornaments, you will find this post interesting.
Indian men and women like to wear rings. If you wear a ring on your ring finger, let us tell you that it can keep your heart healthy. And if you wear one on your thumb, that one may possibly be making you a happier person!
Interestingly, rings are not worn on the middle finger, as they tend to confuse the brain.
In India, girls’ ears are often pierced at a very young age. It is a ritual for girls and also for boys in some communities. The nerves in the ears are connected to the eyes and it is believed that pierced ears can result in better eyesight!
3. Nose rings
Read Ayurveda and you will find that if the nose is pierced at the right node, it can help a woman reduce her menstrual cramps. May this can be a little inspiring for those who are still in two minds about getting their noses pierced. Another interesting belief is that if a girl gets her nose pierced on the left side, she will have less trouble at the time of child birth.
A mangalsutra is not just another necklace, not for a Hindu woman. Believers hold that it is worn to attract divine and isn’t merely symbolic of marriage. The two hollow cups are not just for the look, they are supposed to be there to direct the positive energies to one focal point. The mechanism, it is believed, helps regulate your blood circulation and also keeps you sound and healthy.
Bangles are believed to help improve the blood circulation. The shape of the bangles reverses the electromagnetic rays of the body back to the body. Bangles also strengthen a woman’s hands.
6. Maang tikka
Although not worn so often in these times, it looks very pretty on every woman. It looks like a pendant placed on the forehead. The maang tikka, it is believed, can actually control the level of heat in your body.
7. Kardhani (Waistband)
Wearing Kardhani was pretty common until few decades ago. Nowadays, it is only a piece of wedding jewelry. The waist band, it is said, can be very effective in regulating the menstrual cramps. And if you get one in silver, you have got yourself a mechanism in place to keep belly fat under control.
An anklet is one of the most beautiful pieces of jewelry in a woman’s treasure box. Silver anklets, it is believed, can help you retain your energy. You also get relief from joint pains and the soothing sound makes you a happier person!
9. Toe rings
Did you know that the nerves in the second toes are connected to the uterus and also reach up to the heart? A toe ring, many believe, can help in conceiving and control your blood pressure too. No wonder newly married women are made to wear them, to keep them cool.
These are more than good reasons to get a new piece of jewelry, right? Festival season is just around the corner. Gear up!