Workshop: Significance of Jewelry in Indian Culture

Workshop Talk TODAY:
The country which is known for its beautiful Indian Women, many traditions and unique culture in all over the world. Being a confluence of diverse cultures, India has absorbed different styles of clothing and fashion from across the world. Indians have a unique advantage with regard to fashion accessories. We do not have to worry about whether our accessories go with our dress or keep up with the current trends in the fashion world. All we have to do is adapt our traditional accessories to go with our attire And You will be standing out of the crowd. The jewellery which makes a woman more beautiful and gorgeous. Some traditional Indian fashion accessories that will make you look unique. Pair them with a Saree, variety of outfits, like skirts, Kutras, palazzos, jeans and onepiece, .Let us take a look at some more unknown and amazing scientific reasons behind our traditional ornaments. Only in Hindu culture there is a tradition of wearing ornaments all over the body, such as the head, hair, ears, nose, neck, arms, hands, fingers, waist and feet. but, each and every ornaments give the specific health benefits to prove by many scientific research..

Normally, we see women wearing gold ornaments on the upper part of the body and silver ornaments on the lower part of the body. According to scientific principles, silver reacts well with the Earth’s energy, while gold reacts well with the body’s energy and aura. Therefore, silver is worn as anklets or toe rings while gold is used to adorn the upper parts of the body.
The science behind putting gajara on hair bun-Let’s start from Gajara (Festoon or flower garland)w Gajara is symbol of good luck. When a woman wears Gajara (flower) on her hair, are a symbol of love, good luck, happiness and prosperity, it is believed that it will bring happiness to her household.
The science behind Maangtika -Which is worn on head.It is said to control the level of heat in the body. the mantika falling on the centre of the forehead. The point where it falls is believed to be the Ajna chakra, which in Sanskrit means “to know or perceive”. The chakra is represented by two petals signifying the holy union of male and female on a spiritual, physical and emotional level.
The science behind Applying Sindooror kumkum or Vermillion- in Indian culture sindoor denotes divine blessings for married women. Application of sindoor by married women carries a physiological significance, because sindoor is prepared by turmeric, lime and the metal mercury. Mercury controls blood pressure and also activates sexual drives. Sindoor should be applied right up to the pituitary gland where all our feelings are centered. Sindoor activates the pituitary and pineal gland, so that the body and mind of a married women could function better. Applying the red vermilion also activates the chakras in the forehead and on the crown, which attracts cosmic and pranic energy.Mercury is also known for removing stress and strain.

The science behind Applying bindi – On the forehead, between the two eyebrows, is a spot that is considered as a major nerve point inhuman body since ancient times. The Tilak is believed to prevent the loss of “energy”, the red ‘kumkum’ between the eyebrows is said to retain energy in the human body and control the various levels of concentration. While applying kumkum the points on the mid-brow region and Agyachakra (third eye chakra)are automatically pressed.The area between the eyebrows (or the sixth chakra known as the ‘Agna’) is the seat of concealed wisdom. According to the spritual science,during meditation, the latent energy (kundalini) rises from the base of the spine towards the head; this ‘agna’ is its probable outlet.While applying kumkum the points on the mid-brow region and Agyachakra (third eye chakra)are automatically pressed. This also facilitates the blood supply to the face muscles.

The science behind wearing nose rings- According to Ayurveda, piercing the nose near a particular node on the left nostril helps in lessening the pain during monthly periods in women. Hence, girls as well as older women are supposed to wear nose rings. since the nerves leading from the left nostril are associated with the female reproductive organs. Piercing the nose at this position helps in easing childbirth. However, the side of the piercing (or if piercing both sides or the center) depends on region and community. It is considered as a breath regularizing and some say it is just to eliminate the poison coming out while exhaling carbon.
The science behind wearing earrings- Ear piercing It is a part of acupuncture treatment.Outer part of ears carry a lot of important acupuncture and acupressure points. The point where the ears of a baby are pierced is known for curing asthma. Earrings actually have a very beneficial function. Wearing earrings has an acupuncture-effect on the body.
The science behind wearing Mangalsutra and Necklaces- Let me tell you the scientific & spiritual reasons behind Mangalsutra. According to scriptures, the Mangalsutra attracts a lot of positive and divine energy.Mangalsutra is an auspicious thread mostly made in gold as an identifiable mark for married women. The gold wire of the Mangalsutra destroys the distressing vibrations present in the Universe through its Energy of the Absolute Fire element. The black color of the beads is said to absorb all negative vibrations This too is believed to regularize a woman’s blood circulation. This is also said to control the body pressure levels to a maximum extent, as Indian women tend to work hard. Advised it should always be hidden. Just because of the constant friction of the metal gold touching the body portion directly, the effect will be more to gain the said benefits.
The science behind wearing Necklaces- Necklaces made of gold attract a flow of bliss. A spiral of Bliss is created and activated in the pendant by this flow. In each small leaf of the design in the necklace, a spiral of Bliss is created and activated. From these spirals, particles of Bliss are transmitted in the body of the woman and in the environment. Waves associated with emotions takes place in the middle of Vishuddha-chakra and Anahat-chakra respectively. These waves can also be benefitted from by wearing necklaces of apt lengths.
The science behind Armlet- The arm ring or armlet helps blood circulation in your arms and create right amount of resistance to makes arm comfortable.
The science behind finger rings-In ancient India, the scholars classified the significance of each finger that controls or is in any way connected to each part of one’s body and the brain. Considering the nerves from different fingers connecting to brain, It is the most common ornament worn by both men and women. The nerves of our body are connected to each other and metal is considered good for health. Ring finger has a nerve which is connected to heart through brain.
The science behind wearing bangles- Glass bangles have the Sattva component, Devi Principle and Chaitanya (Divine consciousness) in them. Due to the sound generated by the glass bangles, the negative energies back off,it also increase the vital energy. It is believed that the constant friction between the bangles increases the blood circulation level. Furthermore, the electromagnetic energy passing out through outer skin is again reverted to one’s own body because of the ring shaped bangles, which has no ends to pass the energy outside. Red bangles symbolize energy, blue bangles symbolize wisdom and purple symbolizes independence. Green stands for luck or marriage and yellow is for happiness. Orange bangles mean success, white ones mean new beginnings and black ones mean power. Silver bangles mean strength, while gold bangles mean fortune. People who know about reiki/energy healing can understand that energy can be channelled from the hand and directed to the palms.
The science behind wearing Kardhani (waist band) Kardhani or kamarband and Waist Key Chain-
Kardhani or kamarband is another ornament which is of great significance. It is worn on the waist by women. It helps in regulating the menstrual periods and provides relief from the menstrual cramps. A silver kardhani is said to control belly fat.
Waist key chain helps you keep your throat clear of mucus and phlegam,due to accupressure that the hook exerts at the skin contact area thereby assuring you have a clear voice.
The Science behind wearing anklet- Anklets are worn on the ankles which joins it to the toe. An anklet is usually made of silver which help to retain a woman’s energy. It also provides relief from joint pains and the jingling sound keeps the negative energy away.
The Science behind wearing toe ring- Indians believe that your “prana” or “life force” must be in balance in order for you to stay healthy. All of the paths of your “prana” run down to your toes, so the idea that a marital symbol could double up as a reproductive enhancer is not a big stretch. Since Toe rings are usually made of Silver, a good conductor, it also absorbs the energy from the polar energies from the earth and passes it to the body, thus refreshing whole body system.The rings are usually worn on second toe whose nerve is connected to the uterus and passes through the heart.It regulise the menstrual flows and help in conceiving .it also balances the blood pressure.

Thank you very much everyone, God bless you all.
Vinita Tripathi

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