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What is significance of mangalsutra in Hindu marriage?

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Asked by ankit shivam, 18 Aug '10 12:01 pm
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Hindu religion defines five essential signs of marital status of women which are mangalsutra, sindoor, nose ring, toe ring and bangles. Though each of the five signs is equally important but mangalsutra holds special significance for a married Indian woman. Mangalsutra is termed as one of the most precious ornament for Indian women as along with sindoor it symbolizes her blessed fortune to have a long lived life partner.

Generally mangalsutra is made up of two strings of black beads that are usually small in size along with a gold pendant. Furthermore, the gold pendant comprises of two or more comparatively bigger gold beads. These beads usually have a shape of small bowl. These are the most basic specifications regarding the built and design, and variations in the designing patterns of mangalsutra are evident from state to state. Like, in contrast to a north Indian Mangalsutra that may be made-up with plastic thread, a typical south Indian Mangalsutra is made exclusively with a cot ...more
Answered by zohra imam, 18 Aug '10 12:05 pm

 
  
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Mangalsutra of any married women shows the sign of that alive husband and her husband for him like GOD.
Answered by chandan, 05 Jun '11 09:18 am

 
  
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Today, the concept of wearing a mangalsutra has changed considerably. It is more of a fashion statement than a symbol of marriage, thanks to modernization. With the progressive times, the wearing of mangalsutra in working women has considerably reduced. There is also a marked change in the style and making of mangalsutra over the years. Previously, women used to wear simple design mangalsutra, with small pendants, but now, the trend is to wear short length ones, that too with a single string. Instead of gold pendants, they prefer diamond ones. However, the black beads have still managed to remain constant. Whatever may be the reason to adore it, mangalsutra surely symbolizes the real essence and concept of a Hindu marriage.
Answered by Ram, 18 Aug '10 12:12 pm

 
  
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Mangalsutra is the token of dignity and love given to a bride by her groom. On the wedding day, the groom ties the Mangalsutra around the neck of the bride, while the priest recites Vedic hymns and prays. It signifies the union of the bride and the groom, amidst the presence of deities, who are believed to be attending the marriage. In some regions, the groom ties first and his sisters tie the rest. Talking about its appearance, this sacred thread is made of two strings of small black beads with a locket or pendant. Sometimes, it is also made of small beads of gold and black beads, with gold and diamond pendant.

Considered auspicious for married women, mangalsutra is believed to have divine powers. Each of the black beads in the Mangalsutra, signify protection from evil power and are believed to protect the marriage of a couple, essentially the life of the husband. Hindu women feel superstitious, when this scared thread breaks or gets lost. In the present times, mangalsutra are boas ...more
Answered by anju chauhan, 18 Aug '10 12:11 pm

 
  
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Soldout
Answered by mohd basheer, 18 Aug '10 12:03 pm

 
  
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It is origannly related to south indian marriages , now adopted in all over india.
it on sight signifies that the girl is married like sindoor also.
Answered by alok khatore, 18 Aug '10 12:03 pm

 
  
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On my part, it gives me confidence when i goes out :-) aap sunder logo ko bhi toh koi RESERVED ka board chahiye :) lolzzz
Answered by urmila, 18 Aug '10 12:03 pm

 
  
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Mangalsutra - The Sacred Symbol of Marriage
Answered by sanjeev, 18 Aug '10 12:03 pm

 
  
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Nil. It is an unnecessary practice.
Answered by Babu K, 18 Aug '10 12:56 pm

 
  
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