Why women in India wear Mangalsutra?
India is a land of cultures and traditions. Indian culture solely concentrates on the protection of society and having a healthy living. All the customs and traditions, have some or the other significance behind it. For instance, a married woman in the Indian culture holds a special position in the society. She is an epitome of love, respect, motherhood and power. Once a woman is married, she is supposed to adorn certain jewelry that signifies that she is married. This jewelry is called ‘Stree-dhan’. It is supposed to help the women and her family in dire situations. In Indian tradition, wearing ornaments is of great importance, also Indians have clearly learnt manipulating the magnetic field to improve one’s health. Toe rings, bangles and most importantly the mangalsutra. Mangalsutra is basically made of gold or turmeric, which is known to have healthy effects on breathing. Other types include black beads woven into it to keep the evil away.
Gold has Ayurvedic properties. Mangalsutra helps in healthy functioning of the heart and also keeps the breasts healthy which helps in the production of milk when the baby is born. There have been a lot of debates for years about why wearing a mangalsutra is mandatory. Ours is a modern society and everyone has the right to live their lives the way they want. Some women blindly follow the custom without questioning them because vice versa is a bad omen and some refuse to follow them. The decision is up to the individual at the end of the day, but let me tell you in the most unbiased and logical reasons as to why married women should wear Mangalsutra.
1. It helps us develop the immune system.
2. It helps in regularizing the blood flow in the women’s body. This keeps her fresh and energetic till the end of the day.
3. It keeps the blood pressure normal as Indian women tend to work harder compared to their male counterpart.
4. It is advised to keep the Mangalsutra hidden as it should be in direct touch with the body. The heat of the women’s body helps the mangalsutra stay in active state and there is a positive aura created around her which acts as a protective shield.
5. The Round shape of the pendant in a Mangalsutra has the ability to absorb and emit the waves of specific level. It is also associated with the Sattva-guna in the form of Shiva-Shakti.
6. The Surya-naḍi or the Sun-channel of the woman remains in a stimulated state because of which the Energy Principle inherent in it is awakened.
7. Some types of mangalsutra also have mustard-sized black beads in it which ward off the evil and uphold the sanctity of the institution of marriage.