Temple jewellery, which was once thought to be the realm of the south Indian bride, has now made its way into the mainstream. The name comes from ancient metal donations to temples in southern India, with temple dancers and devotees gradually building replicas of the goddesses and deities for decoration.
Today's bride can bring a tinge of nostalgia with her into the next chapter of her life thanks to temple jewellery.
- Necklaces and chokers:
Temple necklaces and chokers are popular ornaments worn by women to accentuate the charm of their necks and add glitz to festive occasions. Necklaces and chokers are adorned with a variety of precious and semi-precious gemstones and pearls. In Hindu mythology, these ornaments also represent Goddess Lakshmi, who is the avatar of fortune.
2. Temple Earrings:
These jhumkas, which come in chandbali or bell-shaped styles, are perfect for your wedding day as well as other special days and celebrations. You can choose from a wide range of earrings to complement your bridal ensemble.
The earrings, which are influenced by temple architecture and idols of Gods and Goddesses, may be weighty, so you may choose a lighter style if you plan on wearing them for more extended periods.
3. Temple Jewellery Bangles:
In South India, bangles or bracelets by various names such as valayal in Tamil, gajju in Telugu, and bale in Kannada are also found in temple jewellery designs. Temple jewellery bangles are typically heavy, and they'd look fantastic with a classic kanjeevaram or some other silk saree. It's fine to wear only one bangle on each hand because they're gorgeous on their own.
4. Temple Jewellery Maangtikka
Nethi chutti, also known as maang tikka in the North, is another piece of bridal jewellery that a South Indian bride must-have. A typical nethi chutti in temple style looks majestic and holy on a bride, despite the different styles available. A nethi chutti with a single pendant is also available these days. If you're a bride who prefers versatility and wants to reuse the jewellery, a single strand style is a great alternative.
5. After the wedding, here's how to repurpose your temple jewellery
Suppose you don't want to put your wedding jewellery in the closet after the reception. In that case, the good news is that temple jewellery patterns are a versatile contribution to your daily wardrobe. Mixing and matching temple jewellery is a great way to use it after the marriage. The necklace, earrings, maang tikka, and bangles do not have to be worn combined.
The fact that the sets are split up and balanced with the outfit makes for more usability after the wedding. A temple jewellery design could be worn with a light chain and a button down shirt, or temple earrings could be worn with a kurta. Pairing a thick choker with a crop top is another way to give a classic touch to a contemporary look.