The Maharashtrian wedding is simple but there are lots of rituals followed in Maharashtrian culture during wedding ceremonies. In Marathi wedding very common thing among bride and groom is Mundavalya.
The Maharashtrian wedding is incomplete without Mundavali. This ornament has great significance in the Maharashtrian marriage.
Mundawali is the forehead ornament which is the must-have ornament in a Maharashtrian wedding. Most commonly the Mundavali is made from the pearls and it has two strings which define the togetherness of bride and groom. This Maharashtrian Mundavali is tied on the forehead horizontally.
The Mundavali is gifted to bride along with Paithani saree in Gaurihar puja. It is tied on bride’s forehead when she steps towards mandap, it means that she is happily ready for marriage.
Nowadays there are lots of fancy mundavalya available some of them are:
Moti Mundavalya: One of the most popular forms of Maharashtrian Mundavali is pearl mundavali which is now available in various designs and patterns. Nowadays in moti mundavali, most trending is Riteish and Genelia mundavalya.
Golden Mundavali: Real gold mundavali is also available which defines the wellness of the family. But substitute to real gold Mundavali is artificial golden finished metallic mundavali. There are lots of designs available in golden mundavali.
Flower Mundavali: Fresh flower mundavalya lends a natural touch up to bride and groom’s appearance. But the drawback of fresh flower jewellery is that it gets fades after some time so best substitute for fresh flower mundavali is artificial flower mundavali.
Mundavalya with Basinga: Basinga is the ornament which is used by some of the community in Maharashtra during a wedding. Basinga with mundavali is also available now in modern times.
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