An Indian bride is considered incomplete by most if she is not loaded with jewellery that accentuates her look. Bridal jewellery is often connected with auspiciousness and mythical importance, hence, one of the most important aspects of bridal shopping is hunting for the right bridal jewellery. The point where the maang teeka 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. Wedding Affair has listed some of the most elegant pieces of head jewellery that the bride must adorn herself with, at least in one of the auspicious wedding ceremonies.
Matha Patti is immensely popular among the brides. It usually decorates the entire head. Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, and Deepika Padukone — all these brides also chose the elegant matha patti for their wedding day. It immediately multiplies the charm of an Indian bride.
A traditional Rajasthani jewellery piece, rakhdi has been known to adorn the royal rajputana princesses. This gained more popularity with the release of Jodhaa-Akbar, both the movie and drama series.
The maang teeka is a typically Indian hair adornment, placed on the bride’s hairline with a drop pendant that gracefully sits on her forehead. Traditionally, it is considered auspicious for an Indian bride to wear a maang teeka on her wedding day.
Passa, also known as Jhumar, worn on the left side of the head with or without tika by females especially during Eid festivals, Muslim Weddings and other occasions. Said Jewelry can be seen used in Hollywood movies like Pakeezah & Umrao Jaan.
The head chains can be used by the brides as a lighter accessory to get decked up in for simple wedding ceremonies. Dainty head chains also look elegant on the bridesmaids.