Ever wondered why Indian married women wear a Mangalsutra? Why do women wear Mangalsutras only after marriage? Is there any religious belief behind wearing Mangalasutra? Or any scientific importance to wearing a Mangalasutra around your neck? Here’s the real significance of this special chain in every Indian married woman’s life.
Gold used in making Mangalsutras is a good source of positive energy and helps capture and restore good energy in a woman’s body. It also boosts your natural beauty and makes a bride look elegant and graceful on her wedding day.
One of the most important rituals during a Hindu wedding in India is the Mangalsutra ritual. After promising to live and cherish each other for 7 lives, the groom ties the Mangalsutra around the bride’s neck. Mangalsutras are a symbol of ‘Suhag’ (a woman whose husband is still alive) and hence every married Indian woman wears it.
Based on astrology, the gold in the Mangalsutra is under the influence of the Guru planet. It is a symbol of gold, prosperity, wealth and knowledge in your marital life. The black beads are considered as a symbol of Saturn. The planet Saturn represents durability and integrity in the relationship. So with the combination of Guru and Saturn, the Mangalsutra acts as a symbol of your future relationship.
It is also said that Mangalsutras are worn to ward off evil energy on the bride’s wedding day. The black beads/ pearls are a symbol of blocking any negative energy from outside on their marriage. The Mangalsutra is high in positive energy. It repels any bad energy or evil eye upon her and/or the groom on the wedding day. It is an indicator of a bond made eternally among the bride and groom to stay united in love.