Mangal (meaning auspicious) sutra meaning thread. Mangalsutra chain is an auspicious thread or a chain.
Available at Delhi:- PP Jewellers(Delhi), Khanna Jewellers, Tanishq, Thribhovandas bhimji Zaveri, Hazoorilal
Available at Chennai:- Prince jewellery, GRT (Chennai)
Available at Bangalore:- Jos Alukkas, Bhima Jewellers, C. Krishniah Chetty & Sons, Ganjam, Malabar
Shop at:- TBZ in Mumbai
The Mangalsutra chain is traditionally worn by married women. It is a sign of marriage.
In the western society, the ring on the left finger symbolizes marriage. In the Indian society, traditionally, the sindoor worn on the mang (centre parting in the forehead) and the Mangalsutra symbolise marriage.
It is the traditional mark of a married woman. Each region has a typical design for the Mangalsutra. In Maharashtra & Karnataka, it is a chain with black and gold beads, with or without a pendant. In South India, it is a simple yellow thread with 2 small gold coins or pendants. This has however been replaced by a gold chain with 2 pendant.Even in North India, the black beads are considered auspicious for this purpose.
Several Jewellery shops stock the mangalsutra chain