An Indian wedding is a showcase of the country’s rich cultures and traditions. Regardless of religion, tying the sacred wedding knot, the Mangalsutra, is a nationwide ritual. This practice has existed since the 6th century AD, with the groom tying a yellow thread around the bride’s neck. It was considered a symbol of a lifelong bond and a talisma to ward off evil eyes. In this article, you will learn a little more about Mangalsutra designs and what they mean.
Meaning of Mangalsutra:
Although there are numerous jewelry options for women, they simply cannot do without a Mangal Sutra. It represents their marital status, which can bring their respect to traditional Indian society. In southern India, a Mangal Sutra consists of a yellow thread with the golden “TaaliBottu”. In the rest of the country, Mangalsutra is a black pearl necklace with symbolic bowl-shaped pendants.
Symbolism of the Mangalsutra:
The word Mangalsutra is derived from the words “Mangal”, which means auspicious, and “Sutra”, which means thread. According to ancient Hindu traditions, Mangalsutra must be worn by a married woman to ensure her husband’s well-being and long life. It may only be removed from her neck after the death of her husband.
Why are black pearls used in mangalsutras?
Mangalsutras with black pearls symbolize the sacred union of man and woman. Black pearls are believed to ward off negative energy that causes signs of stress such as physical pain, anguish, depression, and other extreme emotions. It is known that every single pearl used in the chain absorbs these bad vibrations and protects the woman from evil eyes. The gold wire with which these pearls are threaded together sends out positive vibrations.
The Mangalsutra is an important piece of jewelry for married women that they wear regularly. The black pearls in the strings are cheap because they are the symbol of Lord Shiva and Parvati as one soul. The Mangal Sutra also has a flow of positive energy. The energy of the left string is known as desire, the energy of the right side is knowledge and the middle part flows the energy of the action. That is why it is important to wear a Mangalsutra to respect your marriage and strengthen your relationship. If you think we’ve covered everything you need to know about this sacred chain, let us know your feedback in comments.