The exquisite haara is a grand piece of jewellery, usually the most exquisite of the Kannada bride’s ornaments after her waistband. Hanging from the neck till the upper waist on gem-studded gold chains, it symbolises inner peace and a long, fulfilling marriage.
The gold coins that encase the neckpiece are symbols of fertility, while the pendant, engraved with Goddess Parvati with her children on her lap, invokes blessings on the bride’s onward journey towards motherhood.
The King of Fruits is a much sought-after motif reflected in special ornaments that must bedeck the Madhu Magalu.
The necklace features a succession of gold mango motifs engraved with intricate self-design. Traditionally each ‘mango’ would hold a brilliant ruby, the red of which signifies fertility.
The maavinakayi (mango) haar is a celebration of the best of nature, and is an inspiration for the Kannada bride to be her best in life.