Sigeeka - a brand of Indian Traditional Products
India is a country of endless diversity in terms of its languages, religions, arts & crafts, customs and traditions. These facts produce numerous amounts of unique products. The area of these aspects is so expanded that it cannot be explained in certain adjectives. So, to keep Indian heritage alive, we as Sigeeka.com are here with the most beautiful and fabulous collection of products to bring these specialties at your doorstep.
There are different collections having the most beautiful products:
In Indian culture Bangles are not just an ornament, it’s the symbol of women's identity. They signify good fortune and prosperity. Every region has a separate set of rituals that are associated with bangles. It’s an inseparable part of Indian tradition. So, just to make your identity and beauty alive are here with the most beautiful collection of many varieties of bangles.
Bangles come in many types and varieties, ranging from vivid and colorful plastic bracelets, expensive gold diamond jewellery to attractive and delicate glass.
In the southern states, gold is considered extremely auspicious. In some communities, the brides wear green colored glass bangles along with the gold ones, since green signifies fertility and prosperity.
In Bengal, a new bride wears a conch shell bangle and a red coral bangle, which are locally called shakha and pola. Apart from this, the mother-in-law gifts her daughter-in-law a gold plated iron bangle the moment she enters her new household.
In Bihar, Lac bangles are must to wear for the bride. They are considered a sign of good omen and are worn by married women on all auspicious occasions. Worn in ceremonial functions, traditional designs are popular.
In Rajasthan and Gujarat, the brides wear such ivory bangles or chooda as well. In Gujarat, the bride’s maternal uncle gives her the chooda in a ceremony called mameru, along with the bridal silk sari with the red border.
In Punjab, brides-to-be wear ivory and red bangles called chooda. The maternal uncle of the bride gifts her set of chooda. She is supposed to wear these bangles for a given period of time, and they can wear these for a minimum of forty days or longer depending on the individual family’s customs.
As being an Indian Hindu girl we heard the term “Solah Shringar” many times from your elders in home. Solah Shringar is the 16 adornments of a Hindu Bride covering almost every part of the body. Solah Shringar is a symbol of femininity and fertility. In fulfilling these adornments we made a beautiful collection for all the beautiful women.
Sindoor: Sindoor or vermillion is a red-colored powder that is applied on parting of the bride’s hair by the groom. This ritual has a sacred significance and is akin to the ring in Western countries. The colour red is to denote marriage and the well-being of the husband.
Bindi: The bride wears a big bindi between her eyebrows and small red and white bindis which are applied in alternate colors for adorning the upper ends of her brows. The bindi is symbolic of married life and has religious implications as well. Traditionally, it used to be applied with the help of the vermillion powder, but now the sticker and gem-encrusted bindis are popularly used.
Alta: Alta is a bright red dye or liquid color used to adorn palms and feet in simple patterns. Painting the soles with this red liquid dye and adorning the upper foot with elaborate designs to bring out the beauty of the feet, is a common Indian tradition, particularly during religious festivals and weddings.
A common ritual followed by the womenfolk in West Bengal, Aalta is also known as Mahavar, which is dark pink in color. In fact, a Bengali bride is incomplete if her hands and feet are not adorned with this. All the Indian dance forms depict stories of various gods and goddesses and hence it is a significant part of the Vedic 16 bridal adornments also known as Solah Shringar.
Toe Rings: Bichuas stands for toe rings which are made in either silver or gold. They are usually worn on the second toe and are significant of married life. In a lot of regions in India, this is also worn as fashion accessory. In India, a toe ring is worn by Hindu women as sign of marriage.
Wearing toe rings is not just the significance of married women but there is science behind it. Normally toe rings are worn on the second toe. A particular nerve from the second toe connects the uterus and passes to heart. Wearing toe ring on this finger strengthens the uterus. It will keep it healthy by regulating the blood flow to it and menstrual cycle will be regularized. As Silver is a good conductor, it also absorbs polar energies from the earth and passes it to the body.
Ear Rings: Earring, a personal ornament worn pendent from the ear, usually suspended by means of a ring or hook passing through a pierced hole in the lobe of the ear or, in modern times, often by means of a screwed clip on the lobe. The impulse to decorate or to modify the appearance of the ear seems to be almost universal. In general, usage appears to call for wearing earrings in pairs, the two ornaments in all respects resembling each other; but a single earring has sometimes been worn.
Kaliren: Kaliren is umbrella-shaped hanging a unique combination with Chuda. Kalire signifies the happiness for the newlywed & eternal love between the couple. Kalire are made up of silver or dry coconut & makhana that are encrusted with the dried beetle nuts & dry fruits. But nowadays many Kalire are available in the market made up of metal & studded with rhinestones. Kalire are tied to the brides bangles by her relatives, friends & family members. The coconut Kalire signifies that she never runs out of food in the new home & the metal Kalire signifies that wealth & prosperity.
By all these beautiful traditional and authentic products SIGEEKA wants to fulfill all your wishes for your special days. We are committed to work for our people and make our Indian Tradition known to the world.
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