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"B A N G L E S" - Just A Street Shot, Lucknow | by anandamoy
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"B A N G L E S" - Just A Street Shot, Lucknow

Bangles (Nepali: चुरा Chura, Bengali: চুড়ি churi, Tamil: வளையல், Hindi: चूड़ी Choodi, Template:Lang-marathi,Telugu: గాజు, Urdu: چوڑیاں‎) are traditional ornaments worn mostly by South Asian women in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is a common tradition to see a new bride wearing glass bangles at her wedding and the honeymoon will end when the last bangle breaks. Bangles also have a very traditional value in Hinduism and it is considered inauspicious to be bare armed for a married woman. Toddler to older woman could wear bangles based on the type of bangles. Bangles made of gold or silver are preferred for toddlers.



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Taken on May 29, 2011