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What Do The Black Beads of Mangalsutra Represent?

November 6, 2017
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In India, we have different marriage customs and rituals with each of these rituals having a great importance. One of these rituals is tying the Mangalsutra. Mangalsutra is a beautiful piece of jewelry which the groom ties in the neck of the bride during the wedding ceremony. Mangalsutra generally signifies the marital status of a girl but, the composition of the Mangalsutra has quite a deep meaning!Mangalsutra is tied on the pious Muhurat during the wedding ceremony. Mangalsutra in Sanskrit has a very beautiful meaning where ‘Mangala’ means sacred/ holy and ‘sutra’ means thread. This piece of jewelry reminds the bride, her marital status and also develops a sense of behavior and conduct which must be followed after getting married. However, the black beads in the Mangalsutra carry a spiritual importance which everyone must know!

/vc_column_text]vc_empty_space height=”25px”]vc_column_text]HERE IS THE IMPORTANCE AND MEANING OF BLACK BEADS IN THE MANGALSUTRA:

  1. The Mangalsutra is generally made of gold and black threads. The Mangalsutra composition is dedicated to the ideal couple lord Shiva and Devi Shakti. The golden beads and black beads are considered as a perfect merge of all the powers of Adishakti. It reminds the woman of her husband in the form of Lord Shiva.
  2. The Mangalsutra generally has 2 threads with simultaneous black and golden beads. There are 7 partitions of the 9 Black beads in Mangalsutra which showcase the nine forms or ‘Rupa’ of Devi Shakti. This is a superior form of Devi Shakti also known as AdiShakti. To showcase these 9 partitions, the golden beads are settled in between.
  3. While carrying the pious Mangalsutra, the form of Shakti which gives power, tolerance, dignity, love which can fight the evil. This energy helps in destroying all the negativity.These black beads have the energy to absorb and grasp all the negative energy and evil eye which can affect the newlywed couple.
  4. The black beads consist strong powers and elements of earth ‘Prithvi’ and Water ‘Jala’ while the golden beads consist of Fire ‘Agni’ and Air ‘Vayu’ which are the 4 most important elements of life. These elements can absorb the negative energy and safeguard the newlywed couple.
  5. Black color is considered to absorb all the negativity and negative vibrations and thus, the black beads have a very important place in the Mangalsutra. This is why; the beautiful golden beads are used with the black beads which can create a beautiful piece of jewelry which a woman can wear every day.
  6. Thus, the beautiful Mangalsutra is a bond of dignity, power, respect and love between the husband and wife. The black and golden beads relate to the supreme power of Adishakti and protect the wife from all evils. If you are not wearing it as a married woman, start wearing it as it will not only ward off all the negativity, but would also look trendy in the present context.

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