Brides wear gold jewelry and gold bangles and this is supposed to bring good luck to her married life. Wearing gold jewelry in India is considered to be a blessing of the god. The gold jewelry worn by the bride has sacred meanings based in notions of auspiciousness that persist, even if a negative, indexical meaning profanes the possession. Gold is the symbol of the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi and considered highly auspicious.According to Hindu belief, Gold and silver are considered as sacred metal symbolic of the warm sun, the other suggesting the cool moon—are the quintessential metals of Indian jewellery. Pure gold does not oxidise or corrode with time, which is why Hindu tradition associates gold with immortality. Gold imagery occurs frequently in ancient Indian literature. In the Vedic Hindu myth of cosmological creation, the source of physical and spiritual human life originated in and evolved from a golden womb (hiranyagarbha) or egg (hiranyanda), a metaphor of the sun, whose light rises from the primordial waters.

January 29, 2012

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