Saturday, June 6, 2020

Anklet Designs - Payal for Girls

Anklet Designs - Payal for Girls

Anklets and toe rings historically have been worn for at least over 8000 years by girls and women in South Asia, where it is commonly known as pattilu, Kolusu, payal and sometimes as nupur.

Anklets can be made of silver, gold, and other less precious metals as well as leather, plastic, nylon and other such materials. Salangai or Ghunghru are small bells that Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, and Odissi dancers tie around their ankles. The rhythmic stamping of the foot in its various positions generates forth a rich variety of charming harmonies from the anklet, and they are often matched with the sound of other musical instruments

Payals are considered to be traditional, and an auspicious gift for the new bride in India.

Silver Payal Anklet for Women

Silver Payal Anklet

 Gold Payal Anklet for Women


Baby Size Kids Anklets Kolusu

Stone Anklets / Payal

Salangai or Ghunghru

Kathak Gunghroo




Monday, May 25, 2020

Latest Designs Gold Plated Bangles

Latest Design Gold Plated Bangles...Bangles...Bangles

Bangles or Chudi (Urdu: ﭼﻮﮌﯼ) (Tamil: Valayal) (Telugu: Gaaju) are traditional ornaments worn by Indian women, SriLankan, Nepali and Pakistani women. Bangles are part of traditional Indian jewelry. People in different states of the country call them by different names. But, they have equally important in Indian wedding tradition. 

Bangles hold a very significant place in every women’s wardrobe. The designs range from simple to intricate handmade designs, often studded with precious and semi-precious stones such as diamonds, gems and pearls. 

Sets of expensive bangles made of gold and silver make a jingling sound. The imitation jewellery tends to make a tinny sound when jingled.

Enamel Design Bangles

 Flora Design Bangles

Coin Design Bangles

Coral Gold Plated Bangles

Neli Bangle / Zig zag bangles

Peacock Design Bangles

Mango Design Bangles

Gold Bangles at Vadaamalar

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Indian Bridal Thirumangalyam Mangalsutra

Thirumangalyam / Mangalsutra

The sacred neck ornament is called by different names like Thaali, Mangalyam, Minnu, Dehjoor, etc. in different parts of the country. Mangal’ meaning holy and ‘Sutra’ meaning thread, Mangalsutra literally stands for a holy thread.

Before the 10th or 11th century women wore a kungumam on their forehead and men wore rings on the toe.

In the 11th century, the poet Katchiyappa Sivachariar mentioned thaali for the first time in his book Kanthapuram. Later, in 12th-century poetry, Seikizhar and Kamban mentioned about thirumangalyam in the historical book Periyapuranam. Since then, the thaali ceremony was believed to have come into practice

Thirumangalyam’ in South India, it is known as the Mangalsutra in the North. It is usually a necklace with black beads strung from a black or yellow thread prepared with turmeric.
Gold marriage pendant from South India, called “Thali”, worn by women in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. This kind of pendants are not massive, they usually have a lac core. The thaali includes gold coins, gold roundels, corals, and bottu. They may also include motifs like the moon, sun, Shiva lingam, Goddess Meenakshi, Thulasi, etc. as part of the design

The followers of Shiva have 3 horizontal lines and the followers of Vishnu have 3 vertical lines in their thali design.  However, the introduction of the caste system divided the design for the thali in Southern India

The gold represents Goddess Parvati and the black beads which hold the gold symbolizes Lord Shiva. As gold is a symbol of prosperity and well-being, a women wearing a mangalsutra is believed to bring happiness and prosperity to the family

Thirumangalyam - Online purchase

Pottu Thaali

Shivlinga Thaali-

Thenkalai Namam Symbol Thaali


Annalakshmi Thaali

Vadakalai Namam Thaali with Conch & Chakra-

Thenaimaram Thali

Christain Thali

Shaivaite/ Sivan Pattai / Thali

 Keel Poo pootha thali

Thirumangalyam - Online purchase

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Temple Jewellery - Unique South Indian Ornaments

Temple jewellery

What is Temple jewellery ?

Jewelry was used to decorate the idols and Gods and Goddesses in temples of South India is called Temple Jewellery. The sculptures, illustrations and carvings at the temples are extremely intricate, and make for gorgeous additions to these pieces.
Beautiful motifs like peacock, swan, deer, lotus, jasmine, mango, banana designs replicated from temple pillars are also replicated on the jewellery. 
These ornaments are made with gold, silver, brass and adorned with precious and semi precious stones are used in both cut and uncut form.

Gold Plated Jewellery 
Origin of Temple jewellery -

Temple jewellery is said to have originated in the 9th century during Chola, Pandya and the Krishnadeva Raya era. The kinds would donate Gold, silver and precious stones for making jewellery for the God and Goddess. Gradually royals and nobles started using some of these designs on their jewellery.
South Indian classical dancers started wearing temple jewellery for their performances. Slowly temple jewellery started adorning the wardrobe of south Indian brides.

Nowadays modern designs are infused in the Temple jewellery.  Even styles suitable for western attires are made.
How Temple Jewellery is made -

Each piece of the jewellery was painstakingly crafted and polished by hand. It will take several months to complete a full set. However due to advent of modern techniques certain aspects are take care by machine. This significantly reduces the time taken to finish the jewellery.

When to wear Temple jewellery -
Temple jewelry which is worn during dance performances by classical dancers of Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam style dancing.  Kempu stone jewellery with unique designs are part of all classical South Indian dancers.
Goddess Lakshmi symbolizes wealth and prosperity. These ornaments present the Goddess Lamkshmi and is used on special occasions. Temple Jewellery has become part of a South Indian bride's wedding day look.



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