A wedding is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful moments of a couple’s life. This auspicious event not only brings two souls together forever but also brings them closer to their family and friends who join them in the celebrations as a couple begins their new life together. A choora is a set of bangles traditionally worn by a bride on her wedding day and for a period after, especially in Punjabi weddings.
The choora is usually red and white; sometimes the red bangles are replaced with another colour, but they are usually only two colours. They are traditionally made of ivory, with inlay work, though now made with plastic. Traditionally there are 21 bangles, although more recently the bride often wears 7, 9 or 11 bangles. The bangles range in size according to the circumference of the top of the forearm and the wrist end so that the set fits neatly.
Chooda is an important part of a Punjabi bride’s solah shringar. This is one of the most evident marks of a new bride. Not only that, it is also known to bring good luck to the newlyweds. Also, red is a very important colour for a married woman as it is believed to strengthen the bond between a couple. Fertility and prosperity are two words that can be easily associated with the chooda, which is worn for a minimum period of 40-45 days after the wedding day.
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