A Chandan Haar is a traditional Indian necklace that is extremely popular in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Hyderabad. This type of necklace is made entirely of gold, with chains that are connected in gold thus giving it a grand look for bridal wear.
The word “Chandan” means “Sandalwood” in Hindi and “haar” meaning “Garland”. The original chandan haar thus refers to sandalwood garland which is used for many auspicious occasions like these garlands are used to felicitate or welcome people on special events. Also they are used for framed photos instead of real garlands, which will be dearer to use on regular basis. The chandan haar is thus imitated in gold and prefered for bridal wear since they give a rich and grand look.
Gold chandan haar designs: