In Indian tradition, there are no bridal showers or rehearsal dinners. Instead, there are many sacred ceremonies, such as the "chura" ceremony. During the chura, the bride's family adorns her with traditional red and white bracelets that have been dipped in milk (to cleanse them). The bracelets are then decorated further with gold ornaments, each placed on her wrists by different guests. Historically, the bride wears the jewelry for the next week -- Gauri wore hers until that night.