Indian women and Gold Jewels-both add valueSome common names of women in Southern parts of India are Thankam, Kanakam, Swarnam, Ponnu etc. In other parts of India Sona, Sonu, Sonali, Kanchan, Kanchana, Hema, Mazneen,Swarna, Tanvia, Tanishka,Vainavi, Zerbaha,Zehba etc are common. They all mean 'Gold'.
Gold is very precious and stable metal. It has always increased in its value. Nothing can equal Gold's glitter.
By naming girls with names meaning Gold, our tradition has proved that they consider women folk as the most valuable in a family, society and nation. They also signified that women are stable and add value to their family and society.
It is ironical that the general propaganda about women is that they are weak, do not bring value and are flimsy. That is absolutely wrong. This stereotype has to be condemned and removed from among us.
The idea of women in acquiring and storing gold jewellery is actually to add value and a stable saving and investment to be used as emergency provision. However the patriarchal society terms women as fancying for gold jewels. And they have created many trolls and jokes on that. Interestingly women simply laugh off these, because they have the last laugh. In many a house, the male folk depend on the jewels of womenfolk in their homes as a last resort of asset value and funding.
While most other investments and assets had fallen in value Gold risk of being blamed about their vanity and madness for gold jewels. In India the house hold savings is the core savings and the major portion is the gold jewels by Indian women.
So Indian women and Gold are truly inseparable pair and actually add value to the family and nation. Let us always take care of them and keep them shining.
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