Why do Indian women wear Bangles?

Published: Thursday February 28, 2019 11:13

The tradition of wearing bangles in India started way back in ancient times. However, even today, women love to wear bangles to enhance their feminine grace and beauty with the help of bangles that are available in various colors and models. The word bangle has been derived from the HINDI word Bangri or Bangali, Which in sanskrit gives the meaning “The ornament which adorns the arm”.

Significance of bangles for Married women:

In India and according to the traditions and customs, Wearing bangles is a must for a married women. In some communities there is a belief that golden bangles should not be worn alone, so they are teamed with some glass bangles which symbolizes the well-being of her husband and sons. In Some communities women are so superstitious that when changing the bangles they don’t remove all the bangles making their arms completely bare. They keep atleast one bangle to the arm until they wore another set of bangles. They believe empty arm brings bad luck.

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