Mangalsutra- The Sacred Thread Of Holy Union
A Hindu wedding is essentially a string of rites and rituals following each other right from the day of engagement to the final wedding and period following it. One can deduce the importance of ceremonies by the fact that there are specific rituals associated with ! In many cultures all cards are smeared with haldikumkum on the corners. The first is presented to lord Ganesha and thereafter the distribution of invitation cards begin.
As the wedding day draws near, shopping for jewellery figures amongst the topmost priorities. The jewellery for a Hindu bride carries a lot of symbolic importance and one such piece of jewellery is a Mangalsutra. Mangalsutra literally translated means an ‘auspicious thread’. It signifies the marital status of a woman and denotes the respect, dignity and Love bestowed upon the bride by her husband. This ornament is considered a powerful amalgamation of our most revered deities – Lord Shiva and Shakti. Black beads in this ornament represent the former and gold portion the latter. The basic Mangalsutra has two strings of black beads with a gold pendant. However, with changing times diamonds and gold beads are being included in the design to make it more attractive and addingamodern touch.
Mangalsutra is believed to prolong the life of husband and protects the married couple from evil. In South India, the thread of this ornament is smeared in turmeric and has three knots. The first knot represents wife’s devotion to her husband, second to his family and third towards the almighty. Mangalsutra is known by different names; for e.g.Thaly ,Minnu, Mangalyam, Pustelu etc. The groom ties this ornament around his wife’s neck during the main wedding ceremony amidst Vedic chanting.
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