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  naak shrinkhala (nose chain)

 

India

The nose chain (fig.) is a type of Indian ornament, known in Hindi as naak shrinkhala (fig.), which is typically worn as bridal jewellery (fig.) by Hindu brides in honour of Parvati, the goddess of love and marriage, and which is removed on the wedding night by the bridegroom to symbolize the end of the bride's virginity.

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