Significance Of Anklet And Oddiyaanam










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Anklet oddiyaanam DesignsAnklets known as kolusu in Tamil

Anklets known as kolusu in Tamil and ghungru in Hindi have lot of significance behind its usage. It is worn above the feet joint in the ankles and is believed to regenerate the energy wasted back into our own body. Though this is not scientifically proved till now, the Indian women from ancient period are seen to wear this ornament. The anklets are not age- specific for it is worn by women of all ages and walks. It is available in various designs both intricate and elaborate designs which makes the women really look pretty.

Something similar to the anklet is the "kaappu" made of silver and is used for the children usually from the 11th day after they are born.It is part of the naming ceremony or the Naamakaranam when the kaappu are made to be worn by the babies. Depending on the individuals affordability the kaappu can be worn either in silver or copper or gold.

Anklet oddiyaanam DesignsOddiyaanam or Hip Belt

Also another ornament known as Oddiyaanam or the hip belt which is not though in vogue today but history says about the use of it in olden days. It is very particularly used to control women from getting fatter and to avoid flabs in hip and pot belly. Nowadays women have started to wear this atleast once during their weddings.

The nose ring is commonly known as the mookuthi by the Tamil people. The custom of wearing of the nose ring varies from state to state and also among the various castes in India. It is worn by women either on the left or the right side and sometimes even on both the sides. Apart from the beautifying purpose it is believed to regularize our breath by expelling the poison coming out while exhaling carbon. The ancient medical system infers that piercing of any vein will make a simple labor of the concerned person in future.