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Chedi mangalyam

A GOLD PENDANT (THALI) - TAMIL NADU, SOUTH INDIA, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY. The central element of a marriage necklace (kazhutthuru), of elongated shape with spherical and cylindrical elements to the centre beneath a stylised two-fold umbrella, the reverse with the goddess Lakshmi on a lotiform throne against a floriated ground, the upper panel with a flower spray flanked by two mythical female beings

The South Indian bride is adorned like a Bharatanatyam dancer (a classical dance form from Tamilnadu, India) from head to toe on her wedding day. The ornament worn along the center parting of the hair is the 'netti chutti'. The 'suryaprabha' and 'chandraprabha' are worn on the right and left side of the netti chutti. A 'rakkodi' is worn behind, over the braid or behind the netti chutti as seen here. - Indian bridal hair accessories.