The South Indian Auspicious Adornment: Chudi
Since ancient times, bangles, or "chudi," have been integral to Indian dress, worn by women of all ages irrespective of race, caste or religion. Because bangles are worn for all occasions, it can even be considered inauspicious to attend a cultural event with bare wrists. Made of glass, silver, gold, leather or thread, bangles have become an important symbol of marriage and wedlock. It is a tradition for the bride to wear as many small glass bangles as possible at her wedding as it is believed that the honeymoon will end when the last bangle breaks.