Vajra Kutka – Traditional Diamond Earrings

Vajra Kutka – Traditional Diamond Earrings
by Rekha Rao Kaval, Mumbai, India


pics of Vajra Kutka - Traditional Konkani Diamond EarringsAmongst the Saraswat community , Vajra Kutka and Kashi thali are two pieces of traditional jewellry of great importance and significance for married women. In arranged marriages it is customary that the Vajra Kutaka (diamond earrings) is given by the bride’s side while Kashi thali is given by the groom’s side. This custom is still prevalent in India. Although times have changed bringing in its wake Sangeet, Mehndi and reception and sometimes cocktail parties too. However the expenses for all these functions are normally borne by the bride’s side. This story revolves around one such Vajra Kutka. Continue reading “Vajra Kutka – Traditional Diamond Earrings”

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Vajra Kutka – Traditional Diamond Earrings