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Definition of Maang Tikka

Definition: Maang Tikka

The maang tikka, worn here by Bollywood hotness Priyanka Chopra, is one of my favorite hair ornaments. They're a longstanding Indian bridal tradition with a storied history in painting and sculpture, but they also show up on runways and at formal occasions quite a bit these days. These ingenious little stringed beauties have a hook that allows them to be attached to your hair so that the maang (stringed section) can rest in the center part of your hair and dangle the tikka (the jeweled section) onto your forehead. The tikka is designed to rest at the sixth chakra, the ajna, and it not only looks gorgeous, but also carries a great deal of significance in Ayuvedic tradition.

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rouelledesigns rouelledesigns 4 years
This beautiful piece and others similar to it can be found by Couture Bohemian Headpiece and Jewelry company Rouelle. They have all types of unique pieces, like Maang Tikkas and other headpieces. www.rouelledesigns.com
EcoGirl EcoGirl 7 years
gosh I've been looking for it for so long , anyone know where can i get it online
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 7 years
Wow, she is stunning!!!
plasticine1 plasticine1 7 years
i love jewelry in places other than the standard ones (wrist, neck, ears) and THIS is just gorgeous. do you think it will ever be in mainstream fashion?
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
What a gorgeous woman! I could only wish to pull something like this off.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I think they are so pretty.
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