Mangalsutra Significanc

A Mangalsutra (Mangala sutra, Mangalasutra) is a symbol of marriage or  weather women is married or not  in South Asia.  Mangalsutra  is a sacred thread of Love,Faith and Goodwill worn by  Women  as  a  symbol of their marriage. Traditionally the Mangalsutra is  the token of love and respect offered  to the bride during  the  marriage  ceremony. Mangalsutra Hindu Ethics
The word three knot tie literally means “an auspicious thread which is knotted around the bride’s neck”.   Mangalsutra is a  gold  pendant  strung  from a yellow thread prepared with turmeric, a string of black beads or simply a gold chain. It isas good as to the wedding  ring of  the Western Countries.

A married woman must  wear  this  thread and is  the most  auspicious  part   of a Hindu marriage ceremony. In certain local cultures, the groom ties the first of the three knots while his sisters tie the rest.
Three knots stands for  three different aspects of a married  Woman –

First  knot represents  obedience to  Husband
Second  to her Inlaws.
Third  represents her respect for God.

The significance to the Mangalsutra found in famous book Soundarya Lahari, written by  Aadi  Shankara. During the wedding ceremony, the bridegroom ties the mangalsutra  to  the neck of the bride uttering = “ You May live long by wearing this sacred Mangalsutra, and happen to  the  reason of my life”.  As per Hindu cultural ethics, Mangalsutra  reprsents  the  inseparable  bond  between a husband and  wife. Married women are  to wear Mangalsutra throughout  their Life,  Wearing a  Mangalsutra is for  well-being of her husband and family,denoting the unification between the husband and wife,  Which also protects   the Marriage from any Evil. Each and every rituals and customs associated with marriage  ceremony and its a real essence of wedding. Mangalsutra is  symbol of marriage.
A Mangalsutra is usually tied to the neck of the bride just after the ceremony of  Sapt Padi  when the bride and the groom sit together in front of the holy fire and the groom makes the promise to his wife to stay together at all times throughout the course of life.

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