The Kasu Mala is an essential necklace in every south Indian woman’s jewelry collection. Kasu meaning 'coin' and Mala 'necklace' is also known as Kasulaperu in Telugu. the Kasu Mala is made up of small gold coins which are so closely strung together that they overlap one another. This is a traditional south Indian necklace which is extremely popular and has become a significant bridal choice. Today, Kasu Malas are trending in a huge varieties of designs from plain Kasu Malas, Lakshmi, Parrot Kasu Malas to designer Kasu Malas.
A south Indian wedding is incomplete without a Kasulaperu adorning the bride. In fact, Kasu Malas are a popular choice among women and girls for any special and auspicious occasions like Puja, thread ceremony, and marriages. The necklace is constructed using gold coins which are embossed with figurines of Hindu gods and goddesses. The Kasu or the coins most often are inscribed with motifs of Lakshmi or Ram parivar. ( Explore our 22K Temple Jewellery Collection.)
Lakshmi goddess is very popular as she is a representative of beauty, prosperity, good luck and abundance. It is believed that wearing the Lakshmi goddess Kasu Mala on her wedding day will bring prosperity and luck to the new bride and is considered highly auspicious.The Kasu Mala designed with Lakshmi on each and every coin is called as Lakshmi Kasu Mala.
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It is said that the origins of the coin necklace can be traced back to the vedic period. The Rig Veda mentions about this. Also, the Kasu necklace can be seen in the sculptures of Amravati. The profuse stone carvings found all over south India seem to have further inspired the designs for these ornaments. The Kasu Malas come in different lengths and designs. This traditional necklace is so valued that it is a preferred gift to brides in south Indian weddings.