Why do Indian women wear Bangles?

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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”.

Why Indian women wear bangles, their scientific use, advantages

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.

Scientific Reason For Wearing Bangles:

In Ancient days men used to go and work in farms and forests which involves lot of muscle work , while women used to do all the household work. Though house hold involves lot of work but when compared to men’s work it’s kind of small. By sitting at home and not doing much physcial work, there is a chance of blood pressure getting increased, which results in developing impatience.

Normally the wrist portion is in constant activation on any human. Also the pulse beat in this portion is mostly checked for all sorts of ailments. The Bangles used by women are normally in the wrist part of ones hand and its constant friction increases the blood circulation level. Further more the electricity passing out through outer skin is again reverted to one’s own body because of the ring shaped bangles, which has no ends to pass the energy outside but to send it back to the body.

Inorder to put this in control, or in a way we can say to avoid such impatience problem from occuring, women were asked to wear bangles and some other ornaments waist belt, anklets, armlets. Even Ear rings also have their own significance. Read here to know: Why we pierce ears and why we wear ear rings.


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