This the best thing you watch today! Going nostalgic about these dresses, when last time you saw them? These are most beautiful Indian costumes.
Just look at these images and guess state or faith. “Selfsacrificing Diversity in Unity” is the primary food to reinforce different Indian states’ faiths and beliefs such as Sikhism, Hindu Atheism, Tibbetian Buddism, Hindu Monism, Hindu Monotheism, Jainism, NE Tribal faith and Zoroastrianism (Parsi). Individual tastes and desires are always infused, a Gujrati bride can dress like Bengoli bride or a Kashmiri bride can wear Kanjivaram from Tamilnadu. Now apply your intelligence, let’s start.
The Kannadiga Bride:
A Kannada wedding is much related to a customary Hindu marriage, with red being a especially vital and fortunate colour. The Kannadiga bride wears a saree in the conventional manner, with striking ornaments that comprise an elaborate maang tika and baaju bandh.
The Coorgi Bride:
Coorg women are said to be the cutest in India. And the brides unquestionably are an unusual beauty to look at. They wear sarees on their marriage day, draped in the matchless Kodagu manner, which is tucking the pleats on the backside of the waist. They adorn themselves with gold ornaments, and on their feet are graceful silver ornaments, which have a toe ring for each one toe linked to the ankle chain.
The Manipuri Bride:
A Manipuri bride wears a skirt called Raslila, Pindhan a black sarong and a blouse called Silum matching with the skirt. The bride is also seen wearing different jewelries which is because Manipur is also called as the Land of Jewels. A Manipuri bride wears a raslila skirt, continuing the rich tradition of performing arts in the community. She represents a gopi, and enacts it out when the groom plays the shahnai around the tulsi plant.
The Ladakhi Buddhist Bride:
A Ladakhi Buddhist bride on her wedding day wears the customary costume, a Goncha. It is prepared of a thick woollen fabric that is supported by belt tied around the waist. The bride wears the Goncha with a wobbly trouser skirt and intricately embroidered kamarbandh. The headdress, a Perak is coated with black lamb and tinted with turquoise stones, which is to wish the bride a thriving life ahead.
The Arunachal Bride:
The attire worn by diverse tribes such as Aptani, Adi, Mishmi etc. have patterns mainly of geometric designs. It incorporates zig-zag lines and angular patterns. You may even find the geometric floral designs in the bridal dresses. Among the Aptani and Adi tribes the plain pattern and straight lines are assumed to be manifestation of integrity in life and obedience but festive pattern is more liked by the Mishmis. Many types of tribes such as Aka, Ali, Galo, Apatani, Nyishi, Tagnis, Bori, Bokar etc. live in the state of Arunachal Pradesh and therefore the bridal dress of each tribe differs from the other. Due to geographical closeness with foreign nations like Tibet & Bhutan, the influence of their clothing is also found to some degree. The bride wears ornaments made of silver and glass beads. She also wears koktung (headdress) and chain of sengme, sampu, sangiang etc.
The Meghalaya Bride:
The bride dresses in accustomed Khasi attire for her marriage. She wears a Dhara or Jainism as it is called in local language. Both of these dresses are very point by point and contain not one, but rather a few bits of attire, and thus give a round and hollow shape to the lady’s body. The Jainism incorporates two bits of differentiating textures, which lay on each shoulder. The bride likewise wears a crown on her wedding day which is either produced using gold or from silver, and a pinnacle is appended to its back.
The Mizoram Bride:
Puanchei is a spectacular dress which is donned by the girls hailing from Mizoram. This dress is a trademark on joyous occasions such as weddings and various festivals celebrated by the Mizos. Puanchei has been a part and parcel of the Mizo culture for a long time. Earlier it was only made by hand but today machines are used for the same. The fabric used is cotton and it is usually coupled with a white blouse. Puanchei is a reflection of the colorful Mizoram culture and handicrafts. The brides who want to stick to their traditional dresses or belong from the tribes in Mizoram wear the Puanchei. This is a wrap around skirt with a motif. Women also carry golden and silver accessories.
The Tripura Bride:
The ladies go in for huge surveyed pieces of clothing which go to the knees and go over the midsection called the Rinnai. This includes another shorter bit of fabric which is additionally worn by the lady of the hour known as Risa. This vivid bit of texture, for the most part, characterizes the upper bit texture which veils the whole segment of the chest in an exceptionally ethnic manner. Rinai is the bride’s traditional wedding dress called. It is a long gown type dress draped along the waist. There is also Risa which is shorter than Rinai worn by the bride. The colorful piece of fabric Risa covers the complete chest portion in a very ethnic way. Beautifully woven designs, floral patterns and brocaded embroideries depict the elegance and grandness of Risa.
The Kashmiri Bride:
Kashmiri brides are said to be really beautiful, in fact as beautiful as Kashmir itself. They usually wear a pheran, a kalpush-the headgear, along with traditional jewellery. The traditional outfit for a Kashmiri bride comprises a pheran, which is a raffle-designed with an ari or hook embroidery at the neck, cuff and edges; it can be in red, yellow and pink colour. The headwear includes Kalpush along with Zoojh (a white colour cloth with golden glaze paper), and together the entire thing is called Tarang. A Kashmiri bride looks the most beautiful in a salwar suitor lehenga choli along with a kalpush or a head gear, pheran and traditional jewelries.
The Assamese Bride:
As per Assamese wedding customs, the bride has to wear the mekhla chadar, a traditional bridal outfit, given to her by the groom’s mother. It is often a cream or off-white silk saree with gold work. An Assamese bride goes low on makeup and jewellery quotient (restricted to only traditional jewels.) Their maang teeka is considered to be auspicious and is of utmost importance. An Assamese bride is seen wearing a white and golden mekhla chadar with plain tints of red with simple to heavy jewelries depending on the wish of the bride. After marriage jewelries are similar to that of a Bengali bride. Assamese weddings are as exotic and beautiful as the land itself. An Assamese bride wears a mekhla chadar in an off-white colour embossed with elaborate designs in gold. It looks very much like a saree, but is actually two or three different pieces that make the wedding ensemble.
The North Indian Bride:
Rituals may be different but individual bride’s taste is evolved and developed due to fusion of other states’ trend such as Haryana, Panjab, Himanchal, Delhi, Bihar, MP, UP and Rajasthan. The quintessential north Indian bride is decked in bright colours, usually red, that denotes prosperity and happiness, and is considered to be highly auspicious. Bihari brides usually choose yellow or red sarees with sufficient gold jewelries, yellow colored odhni to cover the head. Bihari brides usually go for yellow and red sarees, with a good amount of gold jewellery, and an odhni in yellow colour that is given to the bride by her maternal uncle. It denotes prosperity and is quite common in the northern region of the country.
The Pahari bride:
A Pahari bride is incomplete without her big nose ring, along with the traditional odhni which is called pichhori.
The Punjabi bride:
The beautiful Punjabi bride essentials include similar paraphernalia that makes a typical Hindu wedding. Mehendi being a really important element, the bride adorns it on her hands and feet. For a Punjabi bride, lehenga choli or salwar suit of red color is a perfect outfit. The red dupatta on the head is the most essential thing about the wedding along with chuda which are bangles of red, pink or beige color that distinguishes the bride from others.
The Sikh bride:
The pretty Sikh bride can be seen wearing either a lehenga or an embellished salwar kameez in a vibrant colour. She also wears kalire and a chooda that are an important part of most Punjabi and Sikh weddings. A Sikh bride can wear loads of jewels and gems, but her bridal look can never be complete without the chooda and kalire. For the Anand Karaj ceremony, the bride can either opt for a lehenga, or anarkali suit. She keeps the veil over her head up to the forehead for the entire ceremony.
A heavy ghagra choli is the perfect bridal wear for a Rajasthani bride designed with gotta patti and zari. Jewelry includes rakhri, a circular maang tika and choker called as Aad. A traditional Rajasthani bride wears a heavy ghagra choli, with elaborate zariwork, and the popular gotta patti work. The jewellery includes a choker known as Aad and Rakhri, the circular maang tika.
The Marwari Bride:
A traditional Marwari bride has a heavily embellished lehenga or saree with embroidered silk and gold work. Her jewellery stands equal in competition with her bridal outfit, and is extremly heavy. Borla, a fingerlet, a kundan neckpiece or choker, and gold nath are the utmost important jewels for most Marwari brides. The Marwari bride is usually dressed in a lehenga choli, with traditional jewellery.
The Bengali Bride:
A Bengali bride is always seen flaunting a red, pink or maroon Banarasi silk saree with a traditional head gear called chuda which is either made of flowers like rose and rajnigandha or of thermocol. The forehead makeup is the most beautiful thing which is made of sandalwood paste. Alta is put on the feet of the bride. Usually, Bengali women wear white, or off-white sarees with red, pink and maroon borders for various religious ceremonies. But, as a traditional bridal attire, their outfits are commonly the bright red, pink or maroon benarasi silk sarees with zari work. Alta, which is applied on her feet is a major part of a Bengali bride’s makeup.
The Oriya/Odiya Bride:
An Oriya bride wears maroon, red or magenta-coloured, heavily embellished lehenga or saree with hand work. During the wedding ritual, the bride is laden with a bright red chunari with gota work. And the couple wears a traditional headgear. The Odiya bride wears either a lehenga or a saree in rich colours like red, maroon or orange with fine gold jewellery. Aalta adorns her feet, and a head wear rests on her skull, very similar to the Bengali one.
The Parsi Bride:
The Parsi wedding too has the bride wearing an all-white outfit, a saree with heavy embroidery work. Usually, the bride keeps her head covered with the saree’s palla throughout the ceremony. But with changing times, women have restricted to covering their heads till the wedding ritual is performed. Their jewellery comprises mostly of platinum and white pearls. A Parsi wedding is known as a lagan and the Parsi bride is a beauty to reckon with. Dressed in a white saree, and minimal jewellery to go with, Parsi women makes for beautiful brides.
The Kerala (Malyali) Bride:
A traditional Malayali bride looks best in a traditional bright colored Kanchipuram or Kanjeevaram silk saree decorated with embroidery, zari or zardosi. Lots of gold jewelryis also worn by the bride to complete the look with kumkum and vibhuti. Just like other South Indian brides, the Malayali brides too are high on metal jewellery quotient, despite having a simple lifestyle. For the wedding, they are dressed up in white silk saree with golden border. They prefer floral jewellery to go with their outfit, which includes gajra, necklace and bracelet made up of white and orange rajnigandha flowers as well as jasmine flowers.
The Marathi bride:
Yellow, green, red and purple are considered to be really auspicious, and the brides usually wear paithani sarees in these colours. The mundavalya is a unisex ornament worn by both the bride and the groom. It’s usually a two-stringed pearl across the forehead, with two strings dangling on the sides as well.
Mundavalya, a string of flowers or pearls, is the first thing one will notice that distinguishes a Maharashtrian bride from the other Indian brides. Her bridal outfit is a two-tone, silk saree with a golden border, known as Paithani, and her hair is tied in a bun adorned with mogra flowers. Usually, the bride wears the saree in a dhoti style.
The bride wears a traditional half-moon shaped nath, matching the crescent shaped bindiwith a red dot and her jewellery is comprised of white pearls and gold.
A Marathi bride can be easily distinguished from brides of other states by her traditional crescent moon shaped nath or nose ring and toe ring along with a headband called mundavalya which is worn by both the bride and the groom. The bride wears a bright colored paithani saree such as maroon, green, sky blue or orange.
The Tamilian Bride:
The highlight of a Tamilian bride is her jewellery. A Tamilian bride has her hair braided in the most beautiful way, which is then decorated with traditional gold jewellery. Most brides, wear multi-layer neckpiece made out of gold. Even their head is completely decorated with heavy jewellery, comprising a single string maang teeka with matha patti, long earrings moving up till her hair bun. They wear bright coloured Kanjeevaram sarees with zari border.
Koorai sarees with lots of red hues with floral motifs and golden brocades is the best suited bridal wear for a Tamil bride. Jewelry include layered necklace, maangtika, baaju band, shoulder harness and many more.
A traditional Iyer and Iyengar bride wears the 9 yard kanjeevaram saree in rich colours. Her waist is adorned by the traditional waist belt called odiyannam, and her forehead sparkles with nethichutty.
The Telugu Bride:
A Telugu bride changes into two bridal outfits during her wedding. For the part, where she is brought in by her brother and maternal uncle in a tokri or a bamboo basket, she wears a traditional silk saree, complete with her bridal jewellery including a kamarbandh.
The traditional Telugu bride wears a rich saree in bright colours, along with gold and pearl jewellery, with flowers that adorn her hair.
The Andhra Bride:
Andhra brides are the most elegant and simple in their bridal trousseau. For the wedding, Andhra brides keep their jewellery minimal to neckpiece, earrings, and bajubandh. Their bridal wear is a silk saree with checkered and patterned work.
The Gujrati Bride:
A Gujarati bride’s wedding outfit is intricately designed which is deeply connected to her community. Unlike, other Indian brides, the Gujarati females wear their saree with pallu/palla facing the front. A Gujarati bride, changes into two sarees during her wedding, a Panetar and Gharchola.
Traditional Gujarati saree called as Gharchola of white color with red designs is chosen for a Gujarati bride. The draping of the saree is also done in a different way that is on the front side along with lots of jewelries and ornaments.
Red is the colour that usually adorns a Gujarati bride. She wears a Gharchola, a saree with a white base and red designs (usually, big checks), wrapped in the unique Gujarati style. MIFT is not owner & liable for these images source from google, pinterest and other sites. MIFT is not liable virtually/legally/financially/indirectly or any other way related to these image sources.
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