Classical dancers performing various dance forms are given an exquisite appearance by embellishing them with sparkling Indian jewelry. The most typical items of jewellery are the head piece , with the rakodi, worn just above the flowers in the hair, and the Chandran – suryan (moon and sun) on either side, as the head symbolizes the firmament. The ear ornaments consist of three pieces, the maatal (chain), jhimki (hanging earring) and the thodu (earring) which fits on to the lobe. For the neck there is the adigai which consists of a choker and pendant and a longer chain with a broad padakkam. An undulating bangle, vanki; for the upper arm, gold bangles or bangles matching to the color of the costume for the wrist, an odiyanam or broad ornament belt. Some of the belts are made of gold and have ashtalaxmi depicted in it , and a hair ornament decorated with jewels in the long plait, completes the ensemble. You also have ghungroos which are an essential part of most dance forms.