India is known for its rich culture, which is a beautiful combination of various communities and their values. The impression of its richness can be seen in each and everything that is a part of it, including the weddings Bridal jewellery. India is known for its age-old tradition and its deep-rooted culture. Every accessory, which covers the Indian bride from head to toe, defines the cultural values and spiritual ties in a very attractive manner.
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The maang tikka is an integral part of the ‘SolahSringar’ of an Indian Bride, which is a magnificently crafted ornament placed on the forehead of the bride on her wedding day. Maang tikka, according to the ancient Hindu culture is not just an adornment but it is a symbol of uniting the male and female for the rest of their life. A golden maang tikka consists of a beautifully designed pendent attached to a chain that has a hook at the other end. The chain and the hook, hold the tikka on the forehead, exactly at the place where it sits on the ‘AgyaChakra’ or the sixth chakra of the bride, that stands for preservation and control of emotions and concentration.
The tradition of maang tikka comes from the ancient times, which is proved in various paintings, which dates back to many centuries, showing its strong connection to the ‘Ardhnarishwar’, Lord Shiva. Previously, the maang tikka was worn by the girl on and after her wedding day, but these days there are many beautiful maang tikka designs that have attracted the ladies of all ages to enhance their beauty on special occasions. On weddings and different traditional occasions, it is very common to see ladies carrying a maang tikka elegantly in different styles.
The styles of the maang tikka range from very simple to heavy ones, which may differ from each other due to different communities. While for a Hindu bride, the Maang tikka is in the form of a pendant, which dangles on the centre of the forehead, on the other hand a Muslim bride, adorns her hair with a Jhoomer style maang tikka.
The one with a flat pendant is the most common type, which is particularly popular in the northern parts of India. This simple tikka is the best to suit a number of occasions, including weddings and festivals. The pendant of this maang tikka can be a simple design of gold or can also be decorated with a colourful work of kudan, pearls or diamonds.
Another type of maang tikka is the “MatthaPatti” which is particularly designed to adorn a bride’s look. This heavy maang tikka consist two extra chains on each side, which completes the glittering look of a bride.
The Rajput women wore “Bor”, the traditional Rajasthani maang tikka, in the old times. Even today, it is very common to see a married Rajasthani woman wearing this on a regular day. This type of maang tikka is spherical, making it a little difficult to handle for first the time wearers.
The multi layered side panel tikka is very popular maang tikka type in the Southern States. The brides in this part of India, wear these heavily designed maang tikka which appreciates their veil-less appearance.
“Jhoomer” is a very important ornament worn by any Muslim bride. This is a fan shaped tikka, which is placed on the side of the hair unlike the other types of maang tikkas. Gold and pearls are mainly used to design this unusual style of Jhoomer.
A Kundan tikka is another variety of elegant maang tikka’s that has a pot like pendent and an upturned belt. The Kundan tikka looks the best when worn on centrally parted hair.
For the royal look, the “Jadau” maang tikka can be tried. This type of maang tikka is embedded with precious colourful gemstones that are suitable to complement the heavy traditional outfits.
If you want to dress up the simple for a night-time party, then you can always go for a simple tikka with a single coloured stone dangling at the end of the pendant, which adds to the sophistication and is not too loud.
These days’ designers often use the maang tikka to enhance the look of their creations on the ramp. A maang tikka gives a traditional touch to both, complete Indian attires as well as Indo western attires making it a favourite hair accessory for a lot of Indian designers.
For a funkier look, the maang tikka with just a pendant attached to a hook are also available in different designs. These are the best choice for young girls who do not want their hairstyle to be over-shadowed by a big maang tikka.
Apart from being a beautiful adornment of a Bride, the latest designs of maang tikka can be seen adoring the foreheads of the Indian actresses. In many movies and also at The Red Carpet events, Bollywood actresses are seen wearing designer maang tikkas that perfectly complement their attires.
The right kind of maang tikka enhances the eternal beauty of the solah shringar, giving the bride a memorable picture of her breathtaking appearance to appreciate for a lifetime.