Bangle on the Hands of Hindu Gods – Maharakandi



A single bangle worn by Hindu Gods is known as Maharakandi. Hindu women wear colorful bangles made of glass, gold and other metals as it is auspicious and symbolically represents positive aspects of life like love, marriage, marital bliss, joy, prosperity and mental peace. It is not just women but Hindu Gods also used to wear bangles during the Vedic period and also during the period of Ramayana and Mahabharata.

All the principal characters in the two epics – Mahabharata and Ramayana – wore bangles. A single bangle was worn by them and it was known as Maharakandi.

Bhagvan Sri Ram and Sri Krishna are seen wearing a single bangle.

The idea of men wearing bangle was dropped in the medieval period.

In modern times, women alone wear bangles in Hindu tradition.

It must be noted here that Shiva uses snakes as bangles. 

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