How precious metals are valued in our traditions

Indian culture is one of the oldest living cultures and our affinity for precious metals like gold, silver and copper is well known. While much of this affection is related to investment and jewelry, there are other scientific and mythological reasons that make these metals so revered in Indian culture. At Krishna Pearls, we have a deep understanding of precious metals and their connection to Indian culture and tradition.

Gold is yellow, the color of the sun and all things positive. The metal is not only prized as gemstones, but is also woven into the threads of clothing, especially wedding attire, for the energy it provides along with the sparkling look it gives under lights. This soft, malleable metal is mostly found in the form of gold coins and jewelry and is an integral part of every festive celebration in North and South India. Gold coins are placed before the gods as offerings during pujas, and men and women adorn their best gold ornaments on auspicious occasions and festivals.

Because of the value of gold, owning gold jewelry and gold coins has always been an important form of investment, especially in India. In the old days, the richer a woman’s home, the more gold jewelry she wore. This custom is still popular in India, with many married women wearing gold bracelets, earrings and necklaces as a sign of prosperity. Even men wear gold rings with an inset precious stone as a sign of prosperity and good luck to improve their business.

Gold jewelry not only provides the owner with financial stability and investments, but also strengthens health. It is a pure metal and it brings warm, soothing vibrations to the body. It also increases blood circulation throughout the body and keeps the heart functioning well. It is not for nothing that Indians wear gold to protect themselves from the disadvantages of the tropical nature of our country.

Silver, on the other hand, is popular in many sacred and auspicious relationships. The lustrous metal is used to make idols of various divine forms and some temple items like pooja thali, spoons and diya are made of silver. Silver symbolizes luck, success and strong health, and is therefore more popular in the household and for gifts.

Silver is always given at the beginning of something new, for example, before marriage in the families of the bride and groom or at the birth of a new child. Silver spoons, bracelets or bracelets are given to the child for luck and good luck in life. Silver taalis are said to be very good for eating, although this is not practiced these days due to the maintenance of silver. In ancient times, the royal people ate and drank only from silverware, because it strengthened health and contained toxins. Even today, some Indians prefer to drink water from silver glasses because of its health benefits.

Silver jewelry is worn by both men and women for astrological purposes, usually to increase one’s wealth and health. Silver rings are worn by married women to increase their fertility and maintain a strong immune system, as they were the emotional guardians of the family and were supposed to provide love and care to everyone.

India has been closely associated with gold and silver for centuries, and for good reason. We all have gold and silver jewelry and household items that are extremely precious to us.

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