Vaddanam

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This article is about a gold ornament worn around waist in the south Indian territory, see South India

A Telugu bride wearing Vaddanam and a long necklace

Vaddanam is an ornament worn around waist typically in the south Indian territory. It is traditionally is worn during festival days and major family occasions like marriages as a status symbol in south Indian.

Popularity[edit]

South Indian marriages are known to be rich in terms of the amount of gold worn by the bride. Vaddanam is one of the heaviest ornaments worn by a bride. A South Indian marriage is rarely seen with out a vaddanam on the bride's waist.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chopra, Pran Nath (1992). Encyclopaedia of India: Pondicherry. Rima Publishing.