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Jaya Parvati Vrat

Jaya Parvati Vrat

Jaya Pravati Vrat is also known as Gauri Vrat, it is a Hindu festival which hold much significance among woman. It is celebrated in the month of Ashadha by unmarried girls and married woman. The ritual is observed for 5 days. Goddess Parvati is worshipped, because Parvati fasted to have Shiva as her husband.  Unmarried girls observe this ritual to find good husband. Married woman observe the fast for happiness and love in their marriage, and their husband’s long life. Female devotees stay awake on the last night of the Vrat, this is known and Jaya Pravati Jagran. It is mainly celebrated in Gujrat, and Western Regions of India. This Vrat is observed for the family’s well-being and to ensure happiness and prosperity in home. 
Why do Indian Woman Bangles?

Why do Indian Woman Bangles?

I have to say I absolutely love my bangles. I have boxes and boxes or glass, metal, gold, silver, wooden in a every colour under the sun.  I loved dressing up and adorning my arms full of bangles.  I love the sound they make and how pretty they look. Our Hindu Goddesses are adorned with stunning jewellery in all the imagery.

The tradition of Indian women wearing bangles started in ancient times. However, to this day, the custom continues. Women in India wear bangles to enhance their feminine grace and beauty. The word bangle has been derived from the traditional word Bangri or Bangali, which in Sanskrit these words mean ‘the ornament that adorns the arm’. Bangles are ornaments by both unmarried women and married women.