Temple jewelry is believed to have originated somewhere in the 9th century during the reign of the Chola dynasty. All the Chola kings gave importance to cultural development and most of the temple jewellery today is similar to the designs in the heavily ornamented pillars with accurate details and rich sculpted walls of many South Indian Temples, especially the ones in Thanjavur. Back then, this kind of jewelry was used to decorate the idols and Gods and Goddesses in temples, and hence, the name.
Lately, this has been increasingly fashionable and used by modern women to flaunt their style. This jewelry is widely used among brides for its grandeur. Have a look at these lovely Temple design Haarams.