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Maang tikka
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Maang tikka
South Asian brides are known for their divine beauty and charm worldwide. Of all the jewelries she adorns, The hair accessory-maang tikka is amongst the extremely catchy ones. Also known as a matha patti in some region, a maang tikka is a reflection of the bride’s family background and her status quo in the society. Evolved from ancient Indian paintings and artifacts, a maang tikka has a strong significance in our culture.
  • Represents the third eye.
  • Used for protection against evil spirits and energy.
  • A maang tikka is said to signify the union of a bride and a groom
  • Used as an accessory.
If your lehenga has kundan work done in it, you can easily go for a kundan maang tikka. If you wish to keep it simple, go for a simple maang tikka with kundan embedded on it.  To bring out your sophistication, try going for large kundan maang tikka. If you have a large forehead, you’ll look like an empress. Double stranded maang tikka is back in trend. Most of the Indian brides have been seen flaunting their double stranded kundan maang tikka that is extremely dressy and gorgeous.
You would obviously want to be the centre of attraction on your wedding day. Therefore, in order to look good, you need to pick the right accessory for yourself. To pick the right maang tikka it is essential to determine the shape of your face. Here’s a small guide on how to pick the right maang tikka for different face type.
  • Oval: Since your face is symmetrical and is considered to be the perfect and the most versatile shape, you can wear any kind of maang tikka. Try to flaunt your symmetrical shape instead of covering it.
  • Oblong: A broad and heavily embellished maang tikka will look amazing on all who has a long and narrow face.
  • Round: Go for a thin or less detailed maang tikka to make your jaw line a bit long.
  • Square: A half maang tikka will highlight your cheek bones giving you an asymmetric look.
  • Rectangular: A rectangle shaped face has higher cheek bones and higher face. Avoid a centre parting hairstyle and pick up a maang tikka that would keep the face from appearing longer.
  • Heart shaped: The most adorable and attractive shape. Try wearing a multi stranded maang tikka to look more gorgeous.
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