Jewellery is an essential part of Indian culture and a few are considered as auspicious and one among all these is Mangalsutra. Mangalsutra is a sacred thread which has a turmeric paste layered thread string with black beads. It is an ornament worn only by the married women. It is considered as a symbol of goodwill, and love which are two mandatory factors for a successful marriage. The black beaded sacred thread has different names and it has been called by different names due to different designs which are based on the various cultural concepts of every state in India. According to a common belief, the original custom of a sacred thread was introduced to Northern India by the South ages ago. The sacred thread is tied on the neck of the bride by the groom during the wedding. In fact, in many communities, this sacred thread binding is considered as important custom for the completion of the wedding ceremony. Many orthodox families of Hindu community can’t consider a wedding without it. As described in religious manuscripts, the knot of this sacred thread binds both the bride and the groom in the relation of husband and wife. During this ceremony, a lot of Vedic hymns are recited by the priest and the elderly people witness the ceremony, even shower the blessings on newly wedded.
A lot of mangalsutras are available in the market few are long traditional designs and few designs are short and according to modern society. But, one thing never been replaced is black beads as the yellow sacred thread has been replaced with gold in the few regions. Some people also prefer to have the black beads threaded with pendants which are made of different metals such as gold, and silver and which are also studded with diamonds and gems. Such designs of Mangalsutra are preferred by young brides. Traditionally, the groom has to tie three knots of the sacred thread which signifies the solemnization of their marriage. In the traditional form of mangalsutra, two strands of threads are there, which depicts Lord Shiva and Shakti. It is assumed that the black beads with the gold string help in destroying the negative energy which the women’s body attracts. The customs and rituals form a unique combination where a sacred thread keeps the couple united, even it fights against the evil forces which can come in between them.
Chandukaka Saraf & Sons Pvt. Ltd. has a great collection of different designs of mangalsutra. The positive waves produced by absolute water, absolute air and absolute fire are those three main elements which rectify the importance of mangalsutra. Maybe antique managalsutra designs have become a demand of the present generation, but it helps in maintaining a healthy married life for a long time. The people still understand the importance and the significance of mangalsutra for their married life. The mangalsutra designs provide a simple form of style with a touch of fashion. Due to a concern of the few people the designs of mangalsutra are also changing frequently. In the old days, the designs were kept simple as there was a less availability of crafting techniques. But, the time has changed now, the customers get a variety of different designs, which are formed in different shapes with metals. The number of strings also varies according to your interest as some keep two strings, whereas other prefer to have a single string. But, for sure one thing is formal the length of Mangalsutra which long. CS Jewellers have provided a huge range oflong mangalsutra designsand these are in demand as most of the people preferred to have long mangalsutra’s due its ancient importance.