bangle – jewelry worn around the wrist for decoration

Bangles: After a Hindu marriage is communed, the wife is never supposed to leave her arms bare. She must always wear bangles to signify that she is married. Some women wear red or green glass bangles. It is called ‘shringar’ or making yourself attractive for your husband. Gold, silver or bangles of other materials can also be worn for shringar. Bengali women wear a pair of red and white bangles made of coral and conch respectively. Conch is keeps the temper of a woman calm (as it traditionally should be) and coral improves the blood circulation.

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