A hair ornament typically worn by brides and dancers in South India, 'Jadanagam literal means 'hair serpent'. It has an intricate design that consists of four pieces. The first one is rakkadi which is in the shape of the sun and is worn at the back of the head, followed by a piece in the form of the moon. The third piece is shaped in the form of traditional flowers, and the last piece which is braided in the hair is in the form of many-headed cobra.


Jad means to be embedded, and jadau jewellery, traditional jewellery of Mughal origin involves a complex method of setting or embedding colourful gemstones in gold.