Know your head adornment !

Forehead Jewelry has been an important part of the Indian culture since ancient times.In India forehead center located between the eyebrows is the center of 6th “Agana Chakra”or “Indu/Chandra Chakra” or third eye.It controls and energizes the pituitary gland and is important for endocrine and nervous systems.The purpose of the forehead chakra is to help you to gain higher spiritual awareness.

Here we look at the various Indian adornments and ornaments for the forehead.

Maang Tikka:

It is a beautiful ethnic piece of jewellery which adorns the forehead of a traditional Indian bride. It is also a part of the 16 adornments worn to accentuate the bride’s beauty.The maang is the stringed portion which lays flat between the parting of the hair, while the tikka is the jeweled part which sits on the forehead on the spot on the forehead where you apply a tilak or bindi.

It is a very versatile piece of jewellery and can be worn in various styles. The types of maang tikkas vary from region to region in India.

-South Indian Maang Tikka is known as “Netti Chutti” is crafted out of traditional plain gold without any stones.


Rajasthani maang tikka known as “Borla” has a rounded center is made from pearls , kundan/jadau and meenakari.

Women from Himachal Pradesh wear Chirri Tikka ornament on her forehead during Dussehra and other special occasions. Chirri Tikka is usually silver,enameled and has lots of bell drops.



Jhoomar worn by Muslim brides is another forehead head ornament which is worn on one side of the hair, falling partly on the forehead like a one-side ‘mang tikka’.


Matha Patti:

Matha Patti is another forehead ornament which is a extended variation of Maang Tikka. Also known as Shringar Patti, the central tikka is a flat piece suspended from the centre of the forehead while one or several chains hang along the hairline on both sides.


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