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I am Swati here from Pune
Maharshatrian ladies shringar is never complete without saree and beautiful nath , especially on auspecious days, marriage, any function or traditional day in office or college.
Behind every Nath / nose piercing there is different story and no two tells are alike- One lady might pierce to enhance her beauty while other feels it a bond between her mother and her grandmother while few of us enjoy it more as tradtion than fashion.
One thing is there no other ornament except nath/nose ring/nose piercing enjoyes place as traditional as well as fashionable.and equally best part is that nose ring and nath can be enjoyed without piercing ur nose also
By tradition in maharashtra we pierce nose on exclusively left side generally in young age or school days by a thin Gold wire which gradually graduates to our typical Ghughedar, pearl and diamond clad semicircular very beautiful nath which doubles the beauty of bride in her marriage, Although its reasonably heavy and had reasonably thick stem, in maharashtra womens enjoy wearing it for generations together,
Unlike other nose piercing/ ornament maharashtrian Nath is designed to wear on left sided nostril only - you just can not wear it on Rt side which makes it too unique and thats why you will always find left sided nose piercing only in maharshtra and it is passed in generatons - it is not supposed to break it and make new ornament So Nath has to be given to younG girl or bride in family, so mostly thE nath WE sport is same which our grandmother has used and by tradition it is handed over to eldest daughter or dauther in law, so nose piercing is not just nose piercing/ sporting Nath for most of us but thERe are deep family ties behind it,
In our parents generation it was must but next generation had hardly got their nose pierced and it was big No-No, but for last 5-6 yrs specially after daily soap opera TV serials and Trent of Grand marriages Nose piercing and Nath had a great come back, rather getting nose pierced is a "cool" and "hot" thing in we young generation, now if anybody in class comes with a nose pierced sporting a ring she is always wellcomed as "cccooooollllll !!! !! ! "
Actually few days back while browsing through her Jwellary box - my mother told me about the tradition of Nath in our maharashtrian families, how she had got it from her MIL and interestingly to much of my surprise she asked if i was willing to get my nose pierced - [i think reason might be- recently one of my cousine sister got her nose piercing done and she was praised a lot in our family ]
i found it chilling as well as surprising to get the question and many of my friends also told that they were also stumblelled on same question in thier family, so no doubt this thing is 'Hot senation' now a days
Everybody have their own tale about her traditional nath- like seeing on her grandma who tells u that she willbe giving it to u on ur marraige, seeing it sitting nicely in a jwellary box of ur mother, u must have thought to adorn ur delicate nose by this beautiful ornament atleast once, rather very maharashtrian girl thinks atleast once to get her nose pierced to wear this masterpiece and tradtional ornament which comes with blessing and love from parents and in laws as well.
i always love for the NATH though i didn't have pierced nose - but i posses a clip on one which looks equally wonderful.
This made me to DIsCUss The ISSUE among all oF us friends to share THE views.
Lets share the stories which are bound around this ornament
like snippet's of life's thread-