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India is always known for its intricate artwork and craftsmanship, something which can be seen in jewellery too. There are several kinds of traditional jewelry artwork which is popular in India from years, one of which is temple jewelry. Traditional temple jewelry is made of fine gold and embedded with several precious gems and stones. However it’s a costly affair and thus at Kalapuri, we have prompted the rise of imitation temple jewelry. It isn’t fake temple jewelry but these are authentic temple jewelry designs made of beads and metal other than pure silver and gold. Thus, with this imitation temple jewelry, you get the intricacy of the traditional artwork without the exorbitant cost.
There are a variety of temple jewelry designs out here. Most often, you will find temple jewelry designs in motifs, dots or even ambiguous traditional patterns. The designs are very elegant and very often, busy in nature. There is a whole new range of ornaments available in temple jewelry designs. There are temple jewelry earrings, temple jewelry pendants, temple jewelry necklaces and a whole lot more. Indian women wear temple jewelry on auspicious occasions such as marriages, festivals etc. The intricate nature of these designs makes them ideal for such occasions. You can team them up with traditional Indian attire. In the Linga Padakka Muthu Malai (that is a garland of pearls with a Lingam pendant) from Tamil Nadu, rows of pearls end in a pendant in which the Lingam, the symbol of god Shiva, is shaped out of an emerald and set in an elaborate encrusted base supported by two bejewelled peacocks with their rich plumes swinging upward. The lower pendant has the usual lotus motif which makes it more beautiful.
It was believed in India that flawless pearls prevented misfortune and were therefore favourites with kings. South India has been famous for its pearls, and pearl necklaces with elaborate pendants were seen in plenty in the medieval courts of Vijayanagar and Thanjavur and other south Indian regions. Sometimes the pendant enclosed a scroll of sacred words worn as an amulet to ward off the evil. Figures of the family deity were often engraved in gold and encrusted with stones in the pendants.
Temple jewelry is believed to have originated somewhere in the 9th century during the reign of the Chola dynasty. Back then, this kind of jewelry was used to decorate the idols and Gods and Goddesses in temples, and hence, the name is given. Traditional temple jewelry is made of finest gold and embedded with several precious gems and stones and other precious metals. Since this kind of traditional jewelry making originated in the south, particularly in Chennai, you can see a lot of traditional South Indian dancers wearing it during their performances on stage. In fact, there are quite a few really old families in Chennai who have carried on the legacy of making this traditional temple jewelry. However, temple jewelry in its true form is very expensive, since it is made of gold and precious gems. That’s what prompted the rise of imitation temple jewelry. There are a variety of temple jewelry designs out there. Most often, you will find temple jewelry designs in motifs, dots or even ambiguous patterns. The designs are very intricate,beautiful and very often, busy in nature. There are a whole range of ornaments available in temple jewelry designs. There are temple jewelry earrings, temple jewelry pendants, temple jewelry chokers and a whole lot more to avail with.
You will often notice South Indian women wearing temple jewelry designs on auspicious occasions such as marriages, festivals and other occasions etc. The intricate nature of the designs makes them ideal for such occasions. You can team them up with traditional Indian sarees. However, while wearing temple jewelry, it is best not to go with sarees that have very heavy work or embroideries.The jewelry itself looks kind of heavy, and it works best with a somewhat understated saree. Even though it is not made of gold and silver, there is still alloy involved. Thus, your temple jewelry needs to be taken care of in order to prolong its life. As a thumb rule, avoid cleaning any kind of jewelry in the sink. Instead, make use of a bowl. In order to clean your temple jewelry, use warm water and detergent in a bowl. Soak your jewelry in it and then brush it softly with an old toothbrush. After that, take a sieve it and keep it under running water. Dry it with a soft cloth and your jewelry would be as good as new.
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