Significance of Wearing Nose Rings in Indian Culture
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Significance of Wearing Nose Rings in Indian Culture

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In the Indian culture the custom of wearing nose rings begin in the 16th century. It originated in the Middle East countries and became popular in India mainly during the Moghul emperors rule. Nose ring is a very popular fashionable accessory worn by piercing a hole in the nose.

It is a trendy nose ornament found in several shape, size and design. It can be a delicate tiny jewel stud which rests beautifully on the curve of the nostril or can be large hoop that encircles the cheek with elegant and graceful pendant pearls, which dangle along provocatively just above the upper lip.

It is a stud or a ring which can be worn in different styles. The three kinds of nose rings are

1 Nose ring which is worn in the left or right nostril. 


2 Long nose ring is joined from the nose to the ear by a chain and  is considered as a special accessory of Indian Bridal jewellery.


3 Nose rings which are worn in both nostrils.


The Ayurvedic significance of wearing Nose Ring

In India the left side of the nose is generally regarded as the ideal position for nose rings. According to the Ayurvedic belief the spot made by piercing of nose is associated with the female reproductive organs. It is generally believed that woman who have there nose pierced on the left side, experience less pain while delivering the child and they also have less menstrual pain. It is a common belief that wearing nose rings make the process of child birth easier.

Nose Rings as a Symbol of Marriage

According to Indian traditions and culture, nose ring is considered as one of the sign of marriage, and is an integral part of traditional bridal jewellery. In the Muslim culture nose ring is very auspicious and is mandatory marriage ornament to be worn by all Muslim brides. Though these days the unmarried girls in India have started wearing nose rings as a fashion accessory without any religious beliefs or traditional significance.


Religious Significance of Nose ring

Nose piercing in India has a great religious significance too . According to the Hindu religion , piercing of nose is considered as a way of honoring Parvathi, the Hindu Goddess of marriage.

Nose Ring as a sign of Financial Power and Family Status

In some parts of India, the size of nose ring is associated as a sign of financial power and family status. According to the traditions of some states , the size of the nose ring worn by the woman of the house connotes the financial power and status of the family in the society. With the increase in the financial status of the family, the size of the nose ring also keeps increasing.

Most of the Indian woman who love to adorn themselves in traditional ornaments, like to wear nose ring as a sparkling nose ornament as it is considered as the most seductive adornment. Nose rings make a woman appealing, sexy and beautiful and help to enhance the seductive charm.

To wear nose rings it is not necessary to get your nose pierced as there are some fabulous nose rings which can be easily clipped onto the side of the nostrils.


Nose ring is a modern fashion accessory today. It is worn in the western culture too and is seen as trendy ornament. By now if you are also  facinated by the charm of nose rings go ahead and give them a try !

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Comments (1)

I am one among those people who find women wearing nose ring or nose pin highly beautiful and sensual. Whenever I see a woman with a nose pin or nose ring, instantly my eyes start following that woman's face as simply I can not control myself from gazing at women with nose ornaments. Many times, I have found that even woman with average looks also start appealing to me if they happen to wear a cute nose pin or nose pin. I do not know whether most of the women are aware of this fact that many men like me are drawn to women because of the nose pin or nose ring they are wearing, apart from the other obvious reasons female attributes that might catch the attention of men notwithstanding.It is hoped that at least after reading this women would be aware of what they are missing as an ornament of sensuality if they are not already using a nose pin or a nose ring!