Day 13- Marathon Bloggers
I wonder if I have seen any bride all over the country without kaleeras. It saddens me as they are just ornaments for them. Something that shall make their attire “complete” or “snazzier”.
Well what on earth are these? They are the dingling dangling beautiful ornaments that look like these.
They shall be tied to the kada [Bangle] generally one that we get in gurudwaras. So besides being “nice things that shall go with my dress” what are they?
- They are blessings from the family and friends for a beautiful life ahead.
- It is said that the noise they make shall shoo all the trouble.
- They also take the buri nazar away
- Bride then showers kaleeras on the unmarried friends and cousins with a hope that some fall on them and they get married soon.
- She wears them throughout the wedding ceremony and then once she goes to a temple or gurudwara, she can take them off and keep it as a memory of the most beautiful day of her life.
- In many traditions there is dry coconut and makhaanas that are woven as kaleeras and tied to the bride. They are like a re assurance that she will be well fed in the new house. She wont have to ask for food. 🙂
They come in for all price points. For my wedding mom got me 24 of the simple ones and 4 of the most stunning ones 🙂
So please please next time that you see anyone wear these, do make sure you tell them what they really mean. Lets pass a bit of culture, love and blessing.
This post is part of Day 13 of The Marathon Blogging_Dec 2012 event.