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Aranjanam

Aranjanam or Araijan Kayiru(Malayalam: അരഞ്ഞാണം Tamil:அரைஞான் கயிறு) is a girdle like ornament tie around the waist of infants and children. Also called 'Araijan Kodi'. It is made up of gold, silver or thick thread. The important and main purpose is to know the healthy growth of an infant on those days also to hold the cloth on the waist, a belief that it get rid of evil spirits. Although in India, most women and many men continue to wear them as adults as well.

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