In this wedding season are you waiting for the bridal collection of sarees, ghagra, and jewelry in this session I’m going to represent a variety of bridal dress collections, every religion all over the world has different styles of arrangements for marriages with different rituals?
So obviously it will show the difference in dresses also, our dresses also depend on the theme of the function whether, haldi, mehndi, ladies’ sangeet, or even the venue where the function going to be hosted.
Most of you heard about destination wedding which is organized in palaces, marriage hall, or lawns with heavy decorations, whereas beach wedding is totally different now let’s see the difference between followed trends in both marriages in comparison.
At the destination, the wedding bride use to wear beautiful covered with embroidery, heavy work and jewelry such as mang tikka, reckless, earrings with diamond stones, nathiya, decorative flowers in hairs (gajra), bajuband , bangles,payal, bindiya
and makeup (shringar) followed in Indian traditional wedding. On the other side beach wedding in between the beautiful nature of the coastal area. Weddings organized near beaches very simple and shower, where the bride used to wear a light or white color gown inspite of golden jewellery use to wear a small simple shower chain with a locket or necklaces made of pearls or shells like these wedding couples experience the memorable event.
Do you know that cosmetology was part of Indian culture from ancient times among these art forms such as painting, dance, drama, music, sculpture, makeup is also part of these 64art forms which were practiced in ancient times between 1500bce-500bce.
It is believed that ancient science of cosmetology was born in Egypt or India we get some evidence of cosmetic products at the time of Indus valley civilization were men and women were concerned and possessive and aware for their looks even in Indus valley civilization women used kajal and eyelashes the method of making kajal was the organic and natural method.
Aside of aesthetic appeal kajal was originally worn as a form of protection for the eyes.the believe was that darkening around the lids could sheild them from the harsh Ray’s of sun while protecting the person wearing it from nazar or the evil eye.
Cosmetic used not for only for outer buety but also for punya, aayush,aarogyam,anandam.
Maryan era to Gupta era 322bce-185bce and 543ce-300ce
The arthashastraa of kautaliya,kamsutra of vatsayan, abhiyan shakuntalam of kalidas and meghdoot like text defines how women use to carry makeup and use to practice cosmetics.
In his drama malvikagnimitram kalidas refers to paintings of cheeks, the forehead and lips of women with beautiful designs,
Particularly with the advent of spring it was practiced in those days to cut thin and tender bhurja leaves in decorative form and designs and paste them on the forehead paints were also used to decorate forehead, cheek, neck, palms, toes etc.
Visheshak, the word meant to be, by kalidas to color the body from different shades art of coloring of the body the ingredients used such as gorochan, kasturi, kumkum, chandan were used in malvikagnimitram the use of Alta used in the coloring of legs, even kathak dancers carry Alta on legs during their performance which provides them coolness during dance even today in Bengali wedding used Alta and chandan by groom in the ancient dance form kathak Kali used to coloring of the face which is a kind of visheshak or kind of art of body painting.
Another important element that was perfume do you know that the rig Veda written in 4500bc mentioned the use of perfume in ancient times and there was a combination of aroma therapy with ayurveda which was called gandhayukti or perfumery, the ancient India achieved their expertise and specialization in marketing perfume and cosmetic.
In 600 ad varamihir in his text vrihid samhita a single whole chapter written about perfume and aromas on the 17th chapter in one of the sholaka the specialist of perfume makers using only 16 ingredients by a variety of proportions, permutations using different combinations prepared 174720diffrent types of perfume prepared at that era.
A third important element was angaraga which was face makeup at the time of the ancient period women used lodra powder and use to paint lips with a different colors.
Haldi, beasan, cream, makkan used for facial makeup, even in those eras people used nail polish to color nails and toes were very commonly, the specialist of the work was called nakhalekhak.
Keshalankara which means the art of dressing up the hair is an important component of makeup the Indian hairdo and hairstyle were popular all over the world as is evident from sculpture and painting at different temples in belur, halebid, Khajuraho, ajanta, sachi, barhut, etc.
Traditionally the area between eyebrows where the bindi is placed is said to be the sixth chakra ajna the seat of concealed wisdom.
The bindi is said to retain energy and strengthen concentration. The bindi also represents the third eye.
Even today makeup is very valuable as in the ancient period the only difference is that in place of natural products, the synthesized chemical took their place.
But high society some women concerned about skincare use chemical-free or organic makeup products are their first choice.