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Bangles are rigid bracelets, usually from metal, wood, glass or plastic. They are traditional ornaments worn mostly by women all over the world. It is common to see a new bride wearing glass bangles at her wedding. Bangles also have a very traditional value in Hinduism and it is considered inauspicious to be bare armed for a married woman.[1] Bangles may also be worn by young girls and bangles made of gold or silver are preferred for toddlers.


Some men wear a single bangle on the arm or wrist called kada or kara. Chooda is a kind of bangle that is worn by Punjabi women on her wedding day. It is a set of white and red bangles with stone work. According to tradition, a woman is not supposed to buy the bangles she will wear.


Bangles are circular in shape, and, unlike bracelets, are not flexible. The word is derived from Hindi bungri (glass) The designs range from simple to intricate handmade designs, often studded with precious and semi-precious stones such as diamonds, gems and pearls. Sets of bangles make a jingling sound.

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