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Valakappu – Symbolism and Significance of Valaikappu

Valakappu, Valaikappum, is a special ceremony held by some South Indian communities to honor the women expecting her first baby. Valaikappu literally means ‘bangle guard’ or ‘bangle protection.’

The ceremony is symbolically associated with positivity, love, joy, marital bliss, prosperity and peace.

The ceremony is usually performed around the seventh month of pregnancy.  

In the ceremony, all the women of the household and the neighborhood assemble with lots of colorful glass bangles and mother to be is seated, bathed and adorned with innumerable bangles covering both her hands.

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