A woman with a red Bindi on her forehead, carrying herself with utmost confidence, draped in a gorgeous Saree is the typical yet vibrant image of Indian women. She would dress up in jewels. Also, I have sometimes even wondered how women carry heavy jewels and yet be so beautiful. In addition, they are a sight to the sore eyes. From my childhood, I have seen women right from my mother to my classmates wearing bangles with every style of attire. More than using bangle as jewels my primary school classmate girls have only used them to draw circles. We used to help them in many schools works as a return for lending their bangles to trace circles. Have you ever wondered what is the significance of bangles in an Indian society?
What is the Physiological Significance of Bangles in an Indian Society?
Our wrist produces and radiates energy. Yes, our wrists. The bangles are made out of various metals and elements. Wearing bangles help women radiate and maintain this energy. Though this energy is produced in a very small amount, it is very useful to women. As women being majorly domestic workers in ancient times, it helped them stay effected throughout the day. Even men wore other forms of bangles sometimes.
If you are a curious reader who have been reading about our Indian tradition and the scientific reasons behind it, Then you would know how every ornament we used are related to the nervous and blood system. Therefore, there is the physiological significance of bangles too. The regular touch of bangles on the wrist with different metals and elements helps in activating energy. Wearing bangles also increases blood flow. The increase in blood circulation ensures a healthy metabolism.
Psychological effects of Wearing Bangles
Yes, there is the psychological significance of bangles as well. The sound produced by bangles soothe human beings. Especially, I have observed pregnant women wearing bangles. They wear it fully covering their hands. Mostly glass bangle is worn as they produce the maximum sound. The clattering of glasses is a very satisfying sound to hear.
But why especially pregnant women? The fetus enjoys the dangling sound of bangles. Another significance of bangles. It soothes the child in the womb and thus may add on to giving birth to a healthy child. The sound of the bangles helps the child identify the mother. The dangling of bangles produces a unique sound.