Pride Of Rajasthan

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Rajasthan is famous for its rich culture. One of its kinds is RAJPUT COMMUNITY. Brides are specially dressed on the D-DAY. One kind of garment worn by them is known as RAJPUTI POSHAK. This garment is also a symbol of Rajput culture. It is very attractive and royal. For the wedding ceremony that is usually red in color but you will also find other colors as well. This is called in Rajasthani language – bes suits, ghaba, poshak, bari (wedding dress) etc.

 

SPECIAL JEWELLERY

These ladies are wearing some unique traditional jewellery that also have their own significance. Gold heavy jewellery is mostly preferred in weddings. There will be :

 

THE RAKHDINew Picture (2)

The ‘Rakhdi’, a circular piece of adornment worn on the

forehead in the parting of the hair signifies that the bride

must ‘walk on the straight line’ while the danglers on her

ears advise her not to listen to gossip.

 

 

THE SHEESPHUL AS HEADGEAR, CAN BE WORN LIKE HAIRBANDrajputi -rakhadi-sheeshful

 

 

 

THE AAD AS A THICK NECK HANGINGNew Picture (3)

The wedding dress and the Aad are gifted by the groom’s side to the bride.

 

 

 

 

HANGING EARRINGSNew Picture (1)

 

 

 

 

 

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THE TIMANIYAAN

The ‘Timaniyaan’, which is a choker encrusted with uncut diamonds,

tells her that she should always bow her head in humility.

 

 

THE CHOODA

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The ‘Chooda’ that is a set of red and white bangles, reminds her

to give to charity and offering prayers for her husband’s safety

from calamities and protect her marital status.

 

 

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THE BAJUBAND

(GOLD AND STONE-STUDDED ARMLETS)

AT ELBOW ON ARMS

 

 

 

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THE POONCHIS AND

THE BANGDIS ASTHICK GOLDEN BANGLES

IN ARMS

 

 

 

 

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THE HATHPHULS ON HANDS

 

 

 

New Picture (4)THE PAJEB OR PAYAL (SILVER ANKLETS)

 

 

 

 

 

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THE BICHHIYA (SILVER TOE-RINGS FOR THE FEET)

 

 

 

 

THE NATH (THE STONE-STUDDED NOSE-RING)

New Picture (5)The anklets tell her to put the ‘right foot forward’ while

the nose ring reminds her not to spend more than her husband can

afford.

 

UNCOMMON FOOTWEARS

Most of the footwears are designed from sheep, camel or goat,New Picture (13)

which are called as Mojaris or Jootis.

These shoes are beautifully crafted with nice embroidery over velvet or brocade.

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