For Nepalese women, bangles are not just mere ornaments. Nepali women love their bangles. It is a tradition to wear bangles after marriage for the sake of health, luck and prosperity. Bangles are more than accessories for Nepali women. They are a part of their identity. In the Nepalese culture, different colored bangles traditionally signify different things. Red signifies energy and prosperity, while green denotes good luck and fertility. Yellow bangles are meant for happiness, white is for new beginnings and orange is for success. Silver bangles denote strength and gold bangles are the ultimate symbol of fortune and prosperity.
A bangle is one of the most important ornaments that a Nepali woman wears. For married women, bangles hold a special significance as they are a sign of their husband. Bangles have always been an inseparable part of Nepali culture. No wonder, bangles feature in so many of our film as well as folk songs. Let us take a look at what makes bangles such a special part of the Nepali culture, especially for weddings. Bangles are traditionally a part of the Nepalese culture. It is mandatory for newlywed brides and would-be-brides to wear bangles made of glass, gold or other metals as they signify the long life of the husband. They signify good fortune and prosperity. Traditionally breaking of the bridal glass or bangles is considered inauspicious.