Anita wears Bangles, India, Costums..

My Christchurch, my little Melting Pot, I love it!

Like I Love wearing lots of silver bangles that for my surprise, in another country like India, wearing bangles may have a different meaning than just mine.... pure vanity...

I bought my fifteen silver bangles in Miami this past December, exactly two days before leaving for New Zealand. I purchased them without having any idea that for Indian women this ornament may have a different significance. A friend from the Philippines was the one that opened my eyes to this unique different meaning of wearing bangles.

It turns out that in the Indian culture, bangles are not simply worn as ornaments, but they endure as a symbol of union. They are supposed to bring good luck and sound health for the hubby. During marriage, brides are made to wear small bangles that are pushed into their hands with the help of perfumed oil. This is believed to fill her married life with passion and tenderness.

Besides, each color and material have their own meaning…

For instance, red means passion and desire, while green means fertility and prosperity (Yai, I have a green one too)!

I loved having discovered that! But now I feel uneasy when I wear them because my purpose is so vain… Just when I thought I made a killing when I bought them for such a bargain price…

Well, at least one thing I set out right while wearing them… I am married and so far it’s been a blessing!!!

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I am not sure where you're getting your info, but great topic. I needs to spend some time lirnaeng more or understanding more. Thanks for excellent info I was looking for this info for my mission.

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