The district of Raebareli, which was created by the British in 1858, is named after its headquarters town. Tradition has it that the town was founded by the Bhars and was known as Bharauli or Barauli which in course of time got corrupted into Bareli. The prefix, Rae, is said to be a corruption of Rahi, a village 5km. west of the town. It is also said that the prefix, Rae, represents Rae, the common title of the Kayasths who were masters of the town for a considerable period.
Influenced by the Arya Samaj movement, as were members of other higher castes, Baijnath Prasad Adhyapak published Rajbhar Jati ka Itihas in 1940. This book attempted to prove that the Rajbhar were formerly rulers who were related to the ancient Bhar tribe.
Raebareli Nosepins History
The community that is related to the Bhar by occupation in Uttar Pradesh is Rajbhar. It falls under other backward classes in Uttar Pradesh. So earlier there was the tribal rule in Raebareli that tribal jewelry will always be made of natural resources; which are easily available and also very exclusive.
Often made of bell metals, brass, etc. Tribal jewelry is the insignia of Indian ethnicity. One of the popular pieces of jewelry is subtle earrings that are worked in filigree with various motifs. In this century when people are so advanced in technology and in other aspects the tribals tend to use wild grass to make ornaments such as necklaces, armlets, etc.
Some of the things which are very important to make this jewelry are berries or leaves and flowers. They used to wear the flower as nose pins which are pretty fascinating. The reasons for piercing vary greatly. Some people do so for religious or spiritual reasons, while others do so for self-expression. Others for aesthetic value, for sexual pleasure, to conform to one’s culture, or even to rebel against it. The practice has developed many variations of style and techniques across the world. A piece of jewelry, string, or a stick is inserted into the nose and pierced. God’s blessings continually are upon your ministry.
Raebareli Nosepins in modern days
People used to put their nose piercing for religious and aesthetic purposes, but nowadays, for many young people putting a nose piercing means rebellion, and a nose piercing means resistance or a way to counter the rules and norms of society. But in the old days, it was essential and was a part of married life. In the old days of tribal rule, it was made up of grass and other metals which are not used today.
Now metals like gold, silver, rose gold, white silver have been used. One can opt for using imitation stones that are not as expensive as they look, these stones are usually made from synthetic materials, specially made to look like the real thing and give a perfect finish to the nose pin.
The history of nose piercings is highly fascinating. This type of art originates in Australia around 44,000 BC. The tradition of Aboriginal people to use bones for septum nose piercing has been preserved to this day.