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Picture of How to make a Gajra (Traditional Indian garland)

A Gajra is a traditional Indian garland that can be used in a variety of ways.
Mostly it tied in women's hair and on door's etc for decoration although 
you can be innovative and use these in any way you like.

Apart from the decorative uses, gajras are also used as offerings in pujas (prayer).

Step 1: Material

Picture of Material
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Making a gajra doesnt really require much material.

1.Start with a bunch of flowers adequate for the length of gajra you want to make.
   Traditionally,They are made with paper Mullapoos (paper Jasmine) flowers 
   but any small flowers with short stems should do.

2.Arrange for some thin string.You can experiment with colour but white goes 
   best with the white Mullapoos.

 
Norflox4001 month ago

Very nicely explained with beautiful pictures.Well done siddharth.Keep it up

sabu.dawdy3 years ago
beauty
rhackney3 years ago
Where can you buy jasmine in the US? I'm looking to make gajra from paper jasmine flowers.
Also, on the same site, they have premaid gajra! They have gajra hair and decorations on here.

For hair (search here): http://www.vadaamalar.com/indian-dance-wear/dance-accessories/synthetic-flowers.html

For decorations; such as gajra for doors and windows (search here): http://www.vadaamalar.com/home-decor/door-and-window-hangings.html
Don't buy real jasmine! Buy artificial flowers because they last forever! Buy from here:

http://www.vadaamalar.com/jasmine-flowers.html

My mom makes gajra all the time! I bought these, and a few others, for her and she loved it! They ship on time and the flowers work just as good as real flowers! Good luck!
its beautiful! thanks for posting! Excellent instruction. :)
Thanks for posting this! It's lovely. My best friend had something like this (but hers was made with carnations, I think) for her traditional hindu wedding. I only remember it because the florist didn't deliver it the morning of her wedding and her dad had to drive two hours away to pick one up because it was necessary for the ceremony.
siddharth.91 (author)  supersoftdrink4 years ago
save daddy some trouble next time now that you know how to make them !
:)
insomniaSAH4 years ago
These are beautiful!

Are there seasonal garlands?
siddharth.91 (author)  insomniaSAH4 years ago
yes they're beautiful :)
these are available the whole year round here in india.
there are not from india, there from my country phillipines we called them {sampaguita] or mayflower those fuking india just stole it on our land lol
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siddharth.91 (author)  MARCELOBOY464 years ago
hi there!
i didnt really know where the flowers were originally from.
so i decided to research.

quoting from wikipedia,

"Jasminum sambac (syn. Nyctanthes sambac) is a species of jasmine native to southwestern and southern Asia, in the Philippines, india, Myanmar and Sri Lanka
Common names include Arabian Jasmine, Full (فل) (Arabic), Bel/Beli (বেলীফুল, Bengali), Mogra (Hindi and Marathi), Mallikā (Sanskrit), Kampupot, Melati putih (Malay and Indonesian Language), Sampaguita (Filipino) Kampupot (Tagalog), Mallepuvvu (Telugu), Mallikaipu (Tamil),"

yes :)
so they're native to Philippines and india both.

and how does that matter anyway in the first place??
just make them and have fun!

peace.