Kalira are historically worn by Sikh brides, however, Indian brides from any state are now wearing them because of their hip new styles.


Kalira on bride

Kalira modern file


Kalira are now available in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes.  Here are some new kaliras for you to enjoy....



The bride typically wears 21 red and cream bangles and kalira.  Kalira are then tied to the bangles by the bride's maternal aunt and uncle during the Chooda ceremony. (The purpose of kalira is to make housework impossible!) These bangles and kalira are worn throughout the wedding ceremony and 40 days afterwards. Throughout India you will see newly married brides adorned with armfuls of red bangles.