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Indian woman wearing MangalsutraThe word 'mangalsutra' is derived from the two words, mangal meaning holy or auspicious and sutra meaning thread. It is a sacred necklace that the groom ties around the bride's neck on the day of the wedding in a ceremony called Mangalya dharanam (meaning - wearing the auspicious), thereby giving her the status of his wife and life mate.

Thereafter, the wife wears the mangalsutra all her life or till the time the husband is alive as a sign of their marriage, mutual love and goodwill, understanding and faithful commitment to one another...Read Full Article

Is the mangalsutra losing its meaning? Nowadays, it is more of a fashion statement than a symbol of love and marriage. Rarely does a working woman don a mangalsutra over her party dress or business suit. Is it relevant for the modern day woman? Please feel free to post you comments below...

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December 17, 2009 at 4:35 am
(1) Diana says:

The meaning of Mangal Sutra—-this is first time i get to know the real meaning behind the thread….

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December 18, 2009 at 4:12 am
(2) Vidya says:

The younger generation lack knowledge of its sanctity. They also lack TIME or PATIENCE to understand simple, cherished emotions like mutural respect and regard,understanding and love…even for themselves…then how can they efectively emote to a third pary….so the mangalsutra remains just a piece of jwellery for many.

December 25, 2009 at 1:07 pm
(3) divya nair says:

I dont think a necklace has any role in maintaining a relationship. Mutual respect and love should come from within.There are lots of women who cheat their partners with the mangalsutra tied around their necks and sindoor intact on their hair partings.

January 5, 2010 at 7:15 am
(4) Jolly says:

I’ve a small question, Are you married? If yes, Do you wear one and if no would you like to wear one?

April 21, 2010 at 1:21 am
(5) dolly says:

it doesnt matter whether u wear one or not, it matters how u feel about your spouse.

December 7, 2013 at 7:51 am
(6) aiza says:

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