South Indian tikkas have a thick band (mathapatti) that hang against the bride’s hairline. They are often decorated with gold, red, and green colors - also commonly found in a bride’s saree. The circular tikkas on the top of the head represent the sun (suriyan) on the right side and moon (santiran) on the left side. These ornaments are pinned directly into the hair, behind the larger jewelry. The whole set is known as thalai saman or thalaikkachchu.