Jhansi is a historic city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It lies in the region of Bundelkhand on the banks of the Pahuj River, in the extreme south of Uttar Pradesh. Jhansi is the administrative headquarters of Jhansi district and Jhansi division. Called the Gateway to Bundelkhand, Jhansi is situated between the rivers Pahuj and Betwa at an average elevation of 285 meters (935 feet). It is about 415 kilometers from New Delhi.
The original walled city grew around its stone fort which crowns a neighboring rock. The ancient name of the city was Balwantnagar from 1817 to 1854. Jhansi was the capital of the princely state of Jhansi which was ruled by Maratha rajas. The state was annexed by the British Governor-General in 1854, Damodar Rao’s claim to the throne was rejected but Rani Lakshmibai ruled it from June 1857 to June 1858.
Jhansi Nosepins History
The city has been ruled by Marathas and we all know the value of jewelry marathis used to hold or still they do. Marathi Naths are nose rings with a typical style in which they are designed. Naths have an ethnic look, which is paired with the ethnic outfits of Maharashtra. A centerpiece is adorned with pearls, stones, or gold beads and it has a string to pass through the piecing on a nose. Clip-on Marathi naths are also available in the market.
Naths are a clear symbol of married women as brides or married women particularly wear their nath on important events. A nose nath isn’t just a piece of jewelry but a symbol of wealth as well. With gold added to it, it offers a perfect accent to your wedding or bridal jewelry collection. The main ingredient of a Marathi nath is pearls. The famous Marathi Nath of Peshwai Mastani is no stranger. Created in precious Basra pearls, emeralds, rubies, stones, and metals, Maharashtrian nath, and Marathi nath is the epitome of India’s heritage representing the women of Peshwa and Maratha Empire. From Brahmari nath designs to Banu nath, our house of nath. Peacock feather Nath with peacock motif decorated with stones and embellishments, Moti or Pearl Nath decorated with pretty pearls, Gold nath which is the traditional Nath with Kundan decoration, Gold beads, and pearls nath, Half-moon shaped nath and so on are some of the popular styles of nath worn by women in Mathha times.
Jhansi Nosepins in modern days
The naths made from artificial materials such as metals may have more designs and styles than the traditional nath of Maratha times. One of the more sensual and feminine ornaments (think large hoops that encircle the cheek with graceful pendant pearls which dangle provocatively just above the upper lip), ‘Nath’ is said to symbolize the bride’s virginity. In Ayurveda, a piercing on the left side of the nose is said to relieve pains related to menstruation and childbirth.
In South Indian jewelry, the “mookuthi” is also said to have healing powers as it regulates the breath and eliminates toxins while breathing in. This stud, usually ornate and worn on the right nostril, is also representative of sexuality and romance in a woman’s marriage.