Solah Shringar ~
The term 'Solah shringar' refers to sixteen adornments of a Hindu bride on her wedding day. In Hindu marriages, the beautification of the bride consists of sixteen parts and covers almost every part of the body right from the head to the toe. It includes Shaadi ka Joda (Wedding Dress), Keshapasharachana (Hairstyle), Mangtikka, Sindoor, Bindi, Kohl (Kajal), Nath (Nose Ring), Karn Phool (Ear Rings), Haar (Necklaces), Baajuband (Armbands), Mehendi, Choodiyan (Bangles), Aarsi (Thumb Rings), Kamarband, Payal (Anklets) - Bichuas (Toe rings) and Itar (Fragnance). The term 'shringar' is also associated with Goddess Lakshmi, who is a model wife and the symbol of feminine beauty, good luck, prosperity and fertility.
This Illustration represents Goddess Lakshmi, a perfect bride, gives her blessings in the form of elegance, grace and femininity. I have illustrated all the adornments and gestures a of Hindu bride while doing 'Solah Shringar'.