“Kali teri gutt te paranda tera lal ni” a very famous Punjabi song is the first thing that comes to one’s mind the moment one hears the word Parandi.
Almost everyone wears a Parandi in Punjab. A Punjabi sikh wedding is considered to be incomplete unless the bride wears a Parandi.
Parandi is a three- threaded braid for the hair, typically worn by women of the sikh community. Reflecting amazing expression of Punjabi folk art, the Parandi has its roots in Punjab especially Patiala, the oldest centre of Parandi making.
Patiala, a city of crafts, is a fine blend of modernity and tradition with a brilliant spectrum of Rajput, Mughal and Punjabi culture. Located in south-eastern Punjab, in northern India, Patiala has a fine number of craftsmen, involved in artistic crafts like “Phulkari” “Parandi” and “Punjabi jutti”.