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Silambu is an ornament worn around the ankles. This ornament is referred to in most Tamil texts. In olden periods both men and women wore a variety of anklets. Anklets (silambu) worn by women were made of gold with pearls inside to produce a characteristic sound. Silambu is worn by dancers during performances. It produces a rhythmic, jingling sound in tune with the steps of the dancer. In north India, silambu is known by the name ghungroo.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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