Jewellery 27 Sep 2017
India celebrates every festival and event on a grand scale performing rituals which are believed to be auspicious and sacred, to please the almighty. Among these rituals, there is a unique tradition of decorating cattle and animals with gold ornaments. This is rather an interesting tradition which, in a way is a perfect example for the society to serve the animals that serve them round the year.
In this article, we bring you some interesting facts related to these rituals and traditions:
India’s different rituals call for different offerings to praise and please the gods and goddesses. The adornment of animals such as cows, elephants, camels and horses symbolise devotional beliefs in nature. These rituals stem from the piousness and auspiciousness associated with gold.
Meenakari is a Persian form of jewellery-making which involves colouring the surface of metal through the infusion of various bright colours. Mina is the feminine form of “Minoo” in Persian, meaning heaven, and is reminiscent of the beautiful colours of heaven.
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