Topor (headgear)

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A topor (Bengali: টোপর) is a type of conical headgear traditionally worn by grooms as part of the Bengali Hindu wedding ceremony. The topor is typically fragile, made of sholapith and white in colour.

The topor is traditionally given to the groom by the bride's family. The groom dons the topor before the main ceremony begins. It is believed to be bring good luck. Brides will typically wear related, but differently-shaped, headgear (Bengali: মুকুট, mukut).

Topors are also worn by infant boys as part of the annaprashana ceremony, when they are dressed like grooms.