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Story of Origin of Solah Shringar

Solah Shringar is the sixteen love charms worn by a Hindu woman. The story of origin of Solah Shringar is associated with Rati the wife of Kamdev.

Rati was a not so beautiful girl. Men did not find her attractive. This saddened her.

She then performed intense austerities to please Goddess Lakshmi.

Pleased with the devotion of Rati, Goddess Lakshmi blessed her with Solah Shringar. Goddess Lakshmi told Rati that whoever bedecks her body with solah shringar will enchant her man and there will be prosperity in her household.

With the help of Solah Shringar, Rati became of the wife of Kamdev.