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The term Mangalsutra is the union of two Sanskrit words Mangala (meaning holy) and Sutra (meaning thread). Due to its strong significance in the Hindu culture, the Mangalsutra is not considered as an ornate piece of jewellery but in fact a sacred thread of love and goodwill worn by the married Indian woman.
Traditionally, the design of the Mangalsutra was pretty much definite with two strings of small black and gold beads ending in a locket or a pendant. But India being as diverse as it is, has seen every culture add its own touch to this iconic golden thread.
Mangalsutras in India
Take a look at the different types of mangalsutras found in India. The difference lies in the pattern of mangalsutra and materials used.
Adorned mostly by the Gujaratis, Marwaris, Punjabis and Sindhis, the Diamond Mangalsutra pendant pretty much rules the hearts of the Northerners in India. With heavy embellishments and intricate work, this type of mangalsutra pendant is about the glamour and the glory of the North Indian wedding.
At the heart of India, the Maharashtrians adorn the rather simplistic two vatis pattern in their Mangalsutra which is highly traditional and distinguishes the Maharashtrian bride from any other.
Believed to be adorned by the new-age Bengali brides, the Konkanis and the Mangolarians, this Mangalsutra needs to be carved with patience due to the use of the coral and must be taken care of once handed over – just like the bond of marriage.
In the south of India though, the Mangalsutras adopt a new name and wear a completely new look. These scared neckpieces do not include the typical black and golden beads. They are simple, and often made of only a yellow thread with a plain gold pendant. Later, the brides can opt to add gold or diamond studded chains to these pendants - depending on whether they prefer a pure gold mangalsutra or a diamond mangalsutra. Doing so not only adds longevity to the mangalsutra but also ensures that it stays just as gorgeous through the passage of time.
The married women of Bihar are known to wear a mangalsutra called the Taagpaag which is similar to the mangalsutra, but more like a necklace.
A complete different take on the mangalsutra are the Dejhoor which are heavy earring mangalsutras worn by the Kashmiri Pandits. When the parents gift these to the unmarried bride a day before the wedding, they are made primarily of a red thread with a golden decoration suspending below. Once the married bride enters the house of her in-laws, this thread is replaced by a gold chain called the aath.
The Spell of Contemporary
Today like most other things, traditions have evolved to suit the current needs and the Mangalsutra has not escaped this evolution. Time to tap on to the most youthful and current trends the Mangalsutra has seen:
Today’s modern woman steps out of her house for work and is often on the go through the day. While keeping her traditions close to her heart, she also has to bear in mind the feasibility of wearing a chunky piece of jewellery while on the move. Therefore, young women often opt for the Mangalsutra Bracelet that stays safe on their wrist and is not as heavy as the traditional mangalsutra would be.
The Mangalsutra presented to the bride on the wedding day is often highly elaborate. Again, these pieces might not be convenient for daily wear. Therefore, most women go for a second pair that is more minimalistic and practical to be worn daily. There are many lightweight mangalsutras that the new-age bride can choose from - ranging from simple diamond studded ones to plain gold ones.
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