A lot of ethnic styles of jewelry have been derived from ancient paintings or scriptures and Maang Tikka is no different. The roots of its design can be found in historic artifacts and paintings in which both men and women wore this piece of jewelry.
Maang Tikka is one of the important piece of jewelry that the brides wear on their wedding day. According to Hindu mythology, it symbolizes the ‘third eye’ or the ‘power of soul.’ The placement of the tikka is at the center of the forehead which also signifies the ability to control emotions as well as the power of concentration. Who doesn’t want that?
There are no limitations to the design and style of Maang Tikka. Some are embellished with stones while others are made of flowers. Some are big and bold while some are minute and delicate. Maang Tikka can also be sported on events other than weddings which makes it a multi-purpose piece of jewelry.
Maang Tikka is not only worn by the brides but also the guests who arrive for the function. It has also been used by several fashion icons in movies as well as fashion weeks, adding more glamour and charm to the whole attire. Moreover, people nowadays also sport this piece in semi-formal events, just to add a little more class to their dress. So, we can certainly say that Maang Tikka is a trendsetting piece!
Maang Tikka has seen a global appeal with big celebrities from Hollywood wearing it on red carpets. Chanel has used Maang Tikka as an accessory in many of its fashion walks. Alicia Keys, too, have been seen complementing her western attire with a Maang Tikka many times during red carpet events.
Although it has more connection with the bride, Maang Tikka can be worn in as many occasions as you like. Its delicate style and ample amount of options in variety makes it suitable for engagements, and other events as well. You can accessorize it with sarees, shalwar kameez, lehngas and even western clothing. Light and delicate earrings with a heavy necklace accessorize well with a Maang Tikka.
Women these days go for intricate designs made of sapphires, diamonds, pearls and rubies. Despite several designs being available in the market, you can also add your own preference to make the design more personal.
A beautiful piece of jewelry that not only adds a whole new glamour to the look but also gives you the power of the ‘Third eye’ that you can use for keeping it on the people around you!