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Baby Jewellery – Gajjal

November 23, 2013

In TamilNadu, even a new born child is adorned with gold (to the extent it can bear) A chain with a deity stamped pendant, a small baby ring, anklets and an ornament called Gajjal. It is sort of a belt made in gold, but in a beautiful pattern. It is worn on the baby’s waist. […]

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Rakkodi

November 19, 2013

This is an ornament that is placed at the back of the head and then flowers are arranged around it. The brides and the bharatha natyam dancers wear it. But now as a fashion even ladies wear it with sarees and salwar kameezs. This looks more like a brooch and the expensive ones contain rubies. […]

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Karthtigai deepam

November 19, 2013

Yesterday (17 Nov)  was Karthigai Deepam. In TamilNadu it is grandly celebrated. The entire place is lit with oil lamps on the streets, inside the house, etc. If the street is narrow its a delight to the eyes, because all the lamps are closer to each other, since the houses are also closeby. You need […]

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Kolam and Celtic wire design jewellery

November 16, 2013

In TamilNadu, we have a custom of putting kolam. Kolam is a design that is draw on the streets in front of each house. The people in each house have to clean the space in front of the house, sprinkle water and then draw this kolam. It is believed that Goddess Mahalaxmi, the Goddess of […]

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