Though just a piece of ornament, such is the divinity of the Rama’s name that the hand putting it on would think a hundred times before it moves for doing a wrong. The oft quoted doctrine that sometimes the things without a tongue speak out more loud than those with tongues is best defined in this bracelet. It does not have a tongue but its message is wide writ on its face. It not only infuses into its wearer’s being the divine spirit of a spiritually disciplined Rama but also commands him not to err or falter from the right path. Even in its silence it has a tale to tell that completely transforms the life of him that it holds. A friendship band-type thing, it links the wearer’s mind in inseparable unity with Rama in friendship or seeking his protection in him and ultimate release from material clutches of this world.
The bracelet is not specific to women or men, young or old, or to a particular profession. It might add to anyone’s beauty and grace, a priest, devotee, one in Vaishnava line or otherwise, or just a common man, except that the wearer is a delicate being, graceful and tenderly built that the moderately sized bracelet might hold in its circumference. Seeking in its simple form its rare artistic beauty the bracelet has been designed like a flat band of silver. Except its central part which enshrines the ‘mantra’ – ‘Hare Rama’ within a framed space separated from the rest with thickly laid dots, the entire length has been polished to a mirror finish level revealing moon-like milky lustre, its rare merit. On the other side of this specially designed centre the two ends leave a wide gap which on one hand serve as the opening, and on the other, afford to the wearer scope for widening or shortening it for adjusting its circumference to the wrist’s volume.
This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr. Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of literature and is the author of numerous books on Indian art and culture. Dr. Daljeet is the curator of the Miniature Painting Gallery, National Museum, New Delhi. They have both collaborated together on a number of books. .
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