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Indian weddings have always known to be big, fat and opulent. Every woman loves to adorn herself with beautiful and precious jewellery on her D-day. Be it earrings, nose-pin or a necklace; a bride’s fascination with jewellery is never-ending. However, there are ornaments which not only spark up their fashion statement but are also timeless and traditional. We are talking about kaleeras, they not only add a sparkling charm to the bride’s overall look but also hold a high ritual significance.
The auspicious event of a wedding not only brings two souls together forever but also brings them closer to their family and friends, who join them in the celebrations as the couple begins their new life together. Punjabi weddings are colourful, loud, sometimes over the top, fun-filled with lots of opportunities for singing and dancing once’s heart out. Punjabi weddings may be simple or lavish, but they ensure unlimited fun and celebrations. In an Indian wedding, all the rituals that are followed hold some cultural or religious significance for the bride and groom. The same goes for the kaleera ceremony that is a part of the Punjabi wedding. The ceremony is specially held for the bride-to-be. The ceremony is held after the chooda ceremony on the morning of the wedding day, at the bride’s place. (Recommended Read: Varun Dhawan And Natasha Dalal Are All Set To Tie The Knot In November 2019?)
In India, an auspicious moment is incomplete without the colour red. As weddings are one of the most auspicious occasions, surely red makes an appearance here also. When it comes to everyone's common colour choices for a wedding event, the red colour is the most popular one. It is widely regarded as one of the most auspicious colours for an event like a bridal lehenga. These days, brides are breaking the stereotypes and are coming up with various experiments that comprise ditching the traditional red colour and opting for the off-beat colours. One of the most common colours that have attained huge popularity is the white colour and it has been there for some time. From silver-white, off-white to ivory, there's a lot to choose from this colour family. The latest addition to this is bride Keshavi, who is breaking the internet with her all-white wedding ensemble. The bride was also seen wearing white kaleeras, that matched with the look. And not just that, she had also picked white choodas.
She wore a shimmery silver-white lehenga by ace designer, Manish Malhotra. While the lehenga looked white, it also seemed to have a hint of pink, which made it a stunning ensemble all together. With this lehenga, she colour-coordinated her entire look. When it came to her accessories, she had styled her look with an elaborate diamond and pearl necklace, chandbaalis and a mathapatti. When it came to her makeup, the beautiful bride opted for highlighted eyes with nude lip colour and let her lehenga steal all the limelight. Take a look at the pictures. (Suggested Read: Sajid Khan Is Now Friends With Ex-Lover, Jacqueline Fernandes And Even Dropped Her Home Post Shoot?)
Keshavi opted for another pastel colour outfit for her mehendi ceremony and she looked like a doll, straight out of pastel heaven in the gorgeous outfit. For her sangeet ceremony, she opted for Manish Malhotra's glitzy ensemble complemented by dramatic Kohl’d smokey eyes and glossy lips. Have a Look at the stunning pictures!
A pair of Kaleeras is a unique combination with the chooda, which signifies happiness for the newlyweds and eternal love between the couple. The bride’s sisters and friends tie the kaleeras to her chooda. They are golden or silver in colour. However, Keshavi opted for a different colour instead. She choose to go little hatke with the colour and opted for a pair of white kaleeras and chooda to break the trend of traditional colours. The significance of Chooda and Kaleeras is to provide good wishes to the bride and to remind her of her cousins and friends, whom she is going to leave behind when she gets married. Also, the coconut shape of the kaleeras is symbolic that she never runs out of food in her new home, while the metal symbolises wealth and prosperity. Often there are dried beetle nuts, dry fruits and coconut encrusted on the kaleeras. Traditional, elegant and eternal, you can just never go wrong with a pair of kaleeras. The glitzy kaleeras have a priceless charm that is difficult to ignore for any bride. (Must Read:Sunny Leone And Daniel Weber's Hilarious Reaction To Son, Asher's Nose-Picking Moment Shot By Media)
The ritual is followed with the bride shaking her chooda and kaleeras on the heads of all the unmarried girls. It is believed that if any part or leaf of the kaleeras falls on the head of any girl’s head, she will be the next one to get married. The next day after the wedding, one of the kaleeras is left at the temple with the priest for blessings and the rest are kept by the bride as a memory of her parent's home and a moment of the wedding day.
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