Bridal jewellery has a deep-rooted significance in India. Brides are showered with beautiful crafted pieces of jewellery, which they treasure for the rest of their lives. The maang tikka is an Indian hair adornment, placed on a bride’s hairline with a drop pendant that gracefully sits on her forehead. It is an essential element of the “sixteen traditional” (Solah-Shringaar) bridal adornments.
Today, it has captured the imagination of women from all over the world and is worn not only with Indian attire but also with western outfits. Maang tikkas are made of gold, silver, pearls, swarovski and other semi-precious stones. One can choose the style of this hair accessory depending on the outfit. Here are certain style tips on the same –
- With traditional dresses like – lehenga or saree, you can opt for a rajasthani/jhoomer maang tikka.
- For cocktail/Indo-western dresses, you can opt for a swarovski studded one.
- For brides, the most popular choice remains maang tikkas made of gold, kundan and the ones made with semi-precious stones.
- You can even opt for a multi-tier maang tikka to dazzle up your outfit.
- For sangeet/mehandi ceremonies – opt for a gota-patti or a floral maang tika to get an ethereal look , it also helps you to have 2 unique looks – dainty for sangeet and regal for wedding.
The contemporary maang tikkas provide a unique confluence of Indian and Western style. It gives you the elegance of a British Queen combined with the royalty of an Indian Maharani. It is the perfect accessory to glamourise and uplift the style quotient of any outfit.
Here are some pictures of our beautiful divas adorning the maang tikka –
This is a 35 years old picture from the family heirloom, My mother on her wedding