Hey Guys, a big helllooooo from your ‘Pink Chooda Girl’. I’m really excited to be writing about one of my favorite bit about weddings – the ‘Chooda’.
According to a Punjabi tradition, a set of 21 bangles are selected by the bride’s maternal uncle (mama) and aunt (mami) and they later gift it to the bride during the Choora ceremony which happens on the morning of the wedding day. The bangles (red, pink, orange) are first purified with milk and rose petals and then put on the bride’s wrist. After which, the wrist is covered with a white cloth, so the bride cannot see it until she is completely ready for the wedding ceremony.
Some brides skip it, others still hold the tradition dear. But times have changed, modern age North Indian Brides want to find their own take on it & try something hatke.
Red is considered an auspicious colour and is associated with fertility and prosperity. But who says wearing a maroon, pink, orange choora would do any harm? It’s just about the choice of color, same as your wedding lehenga- pick & choose any color that you like (and why not, you have to wear it for so many days, for that matter, months too). The size really doesn’t matter – keep it minimal or add as many bangles as you want.
Here are some Choora ideas that you can opt for!
The wedding choora is worn for minimum 40 days to one year (you can take it off if you get pregnant before that otherwise wear it for a year, looks really nice).