A Mangalsutra is an important and indivisible part of any Hindu wedding function. It symbolizes the union of two souls in the bond of marriage."Mangal" which means auspicious and "sutra" implies string. This extraordinary accessory called Mangalsutra is the thing that the Hindu grooms tie around their bride’s neck at the time of a wedding.
There are different names for mangalsutra according to regional variations and designs.
In Bihar it is known as Taagpaag, Dejhoor in Kashmir, Thaali or Thirumangalyam in Tamil Nadu, Minnu in Kerala, Mangalasutramu or Pustelu or Ramar Thaali or Bottu in Telugu, Maangalya-Sutra in Karnataka and in Maharashtra there is a specific design known a Vaati mangalsutra.
Mangalsutra is not just the piece of jewellery but it is the symbol of love and togetherness between two souls. It is believed that black beads in mangalsutra are the protector of women’s husband from all evil powers. This ornament carries lots of cultural values, emotions and sentiments.
According to changing time, there has been an evolution in fashion statement of mangalsutra. Earlier women used to wear long and heavy mangalsutra but now in today’s time independent and workaholic women look for delicate and trendy designs of mangalsutra which is easy to carry.
Now in modern time Mangalsutra are available in different types, some of them are:
American Diamond Mangalsutra: Modern and working women mostly prefer artificial American diamond mangalsutra set because of its beautiful designs and uniqueness. American diamond mangalsutra looks adorable with any outfit for women and add extra resplendence to their appearance. This diamond mangalsutra comes in numerous designs from delicate to heavy which are truly very appealing. American diamond mangalsutra comes with short or long or medium chains as per the requirement of women. Imitation American diamond mangalsutra is the substitute to real diamond mangalsutra.
Antique Golden Mangalsutra: Artificial Golden Mangalsutra is the best substitute for the gold mangalsutra. The motif designs and finish of imitation gold mangalsutra are same as gold mangalsutra. It is available in short or long or medium chains.
Kundan Mangalsutra: Kundan Jewellery is trending in the fashion world, so the varied range of designer Kundan mangalsutra set are available in beautiful designs and shapes which is the best pick for modern women.
Mangalsutra Bracelet : Mangalsutra bracelet is the modern take over the traditional neck mangalsutra jewellery. This piece comes with single or double strings of the black beaded chain along with beautiful charm pendant. It is suitable for all type of outfits.
Coin Mangalsutra: Coin mangalsutra is the South Indian type of mangalsutra. The coins of this mangalsutra features intricate carving of Goddess Laxmi.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Mangalsutra?
The world Mangalsutra comes from two words, Mangal & Sutra, where the former means something auspicious and the latter means a thread. Together these two words signify as an auspicious thread that lasts forever uniting two different souls to connect them as one. During the wedding ceremony, the groom ties a Mangalsutra around the neck of his bride to begin their relationship on a pious note. The new social status of the bride then turns into a married woman which is why it becomes a cultural responsibility for her to wear Mangalsutra after her marriage at all times.
What are Different Types of Mangalsutra?
Since Mangalsutra is a truly Hindu ritual, there are diverse names given to this beautiful thread signifying the conjugal life of a woman. In Kashmir, it is worn by the Kashmiri Pandit women and they call it as Dijhor. Sindhi women call it as Mangalsutra only. Bihari women who wear this pious thread call it as Taagpaag. Tamil women call it as Thaali Kodi. In Kerala, it is called as Minnu. In Telugu, women call it Pustelu, Ramar Thaali or Bottu. Maharashtrian women call mangalsutra as Vati and in Karnataka, it is called as Karthamani Pathak.
What is South Indian Mangalsutra Called?
South India is not just one but a conglomeration of many different states, which is why there is not one but many different names given to Mangalsutra. Tamil women call it as Thaali Kodi. In Kerala, it is called as Minnu by the women. In Telugu, women call it as Pustelu, Mangalsutramu, Ramar Thaali or Bottu, and in Karnataka, it is called as Karthamani Pathak. Each design and make of the pious thread is different and unique in its own way.
Why do Married Women wear Mangalsutra?
There's a significance behind wearing Mangalsutra by the Hindu women. It greatly symbolises for a woman who has chosen her life partner with whom she will stick by through thick and thin. It means, she will be with her husband till death does her apart. She dedicates her love, loyalty, her commitment and feelings towards her husband and the family she will create with him. The black beads used in the thread and the pendant design used, particular to a state, blend the word marriage and beauty, very wonderfully.
What is Maharashtrian Mangalsutra Called?
Since Mangalsutra is one of the most essential jewellery pieces worn by a married woman and an integral part of a bride's trousseau in Maharashtra, a woman ensures to wear it as a part of her Solah Shringar process. The women call a Mangalsutra as Vati in Maharashtra. This is paired with Indian outfit such as saree as well as the modern outfits by Marathi women nowadays.
What are Trending Mangalsutra Design?
Although the basic style and design of a Mangalsutra is almost similar across different clans and states, but then there are always new trends hitting the market. These are some of the top trends in Mangalsutra which a woman must not miss out on.
1. Crescent Moon Shaped Pendant in a Mangalsutra
2. Triangle Solitaire Diamond Pendant Mangalsutra with black and gold beads
3. Flower studded gemstones and diamonds pendant Mangalsutra set
4. Straight-line pendants in gold or diamonds
5. Tassel design pendant over a black beads thread
6. Name Pendant Mangalsutra
7. Infinity shaped gold pendant Mangalsutra
8. Entangled hearts pendant Mangalsutra
9. Mangalsutra Bracelet
10. Pearls and concentrated diamonds pendant Mangalsutra