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The ADIVA Fashion!# Pearl South India Jewelry Necklace Earrings
In South India,woman prayed to goddess and were fascinated by goddess jewellery. Dancers who regaled audiences at the temple with their renditions of devotional pieces began to wear imitations of the jewellery style adopted for the idols. Along with the spread of Bharatanatyam, temple jewellery became an accessible style and soon made its way into world of heirloom pieces.Temple jewellery is generally large and chunky, with figures of various gods and goddesses in gold fused to or forming the pendant on pearl string necklaces. The most popular of South Indian jewellery is the Kasumalai or Kasu Mala. This mala is characteristic of the heavy influence of god motifs like Lakshmi coins. Clusters of pearls complete the necklaces inspired by nature and the various religious symbols.
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