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Hinduism:Religious Importance of Tying Kalava in Hand,know it here


Hinduism:Religious Importance of Tying Kalava in Hand,know it here

Meaning of Kalawa/Mauli in Hindu Mythology

According to Hindu mythology, Lord Vishnu in Vamana avatar pushed King Bali into the underworld. It is believed that he tied a red thread (Kalava/Moli) on Bali's wrist to grant Bali immortality. It started the practice of tying red thread on the wrists of people, to give them a long life. 

When Kalava is tied on the wrist, it should always be done with your palm facing upwards, there are always three knots tied in it. There are three nerves, or Nadis(Popularly known as) on the inside of your wrist, towards the side of your palm.

Moli or Kalawa is a hallmark of Hinduism. It is a red, yellow, orange thread, which is usually tied in the hands of both men and women. Tying Kalava is an important tradition that signifies that one is performing a ritual (puja or a demanding (good) deed (kama). The literal meaning of Mauli in Sanskrit is 'crown', which means the top.

Hence, Lord Shiva is called 'Chandramauli' as he adorns the crescent moon on his matted hair. It is a cotton string, mostly red in color with small pieces of yellow color, which holds some miraculous power to protect you from evil energies. This sacred thread is tied by spinning it seven times before or after the completion of the sacred puja (prayer) ceremony.

The sacred thread is tied by the Guru or by elderly members, especially by the grandparents of the family, on the wrist of each person who attends the sacred ceremony when the Guru is tied and the recitation of Sanskrit mantras (mantras for success) and is worn to remove it. Negative energy is removed from the person wearing this red thread. The mantra with meaning is:  


Chanting of Mantra in English

Yen baddho bali raja danvedro mahabalah/

Ten tvamanubadhnaami rakshe maachala maachala//

Chanting of Mantra in Sanskrit :

येन बद्धो बलीराजा दानवेन्द्रो महाबल:।

तेन त्वामनुबध्नामि रक्षे माचल माचल।।

The Mythological depth in Hinduism of Kalava

On the other hand, we get knowledge from Saraswati, prosperity by the grace of Maa Lakshmi, and power from the grace of Maa Durga.

During a war in the Mahabharata, Kunti tied a red thread (Mauli) on Abhimanyu's right wrist as a shield. No warrior could defeat Abhimanyu. However, it is only when a rat gnaws on the thread that its protection is lost and it dies.

There is also a science behind tying Molly on the wrist. According to Human Anatomy, there is a network of nerves in our wrist. Almost all prime veins pass through here. By tying the thread of molly, blood circulation is better, which balances the Tridoshas i.e. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. As a result, there is no disturbance in the body system.

A person wearing Mauli is protected from fatal diseases like paralysis, diabetes, heart disease, etc. According to acupressure, when you wear Molly on the wrist, there is no softening of blood which keeps your immunity strong and fit.

The scientific secret of tying Kalava

Often, after the worship is over in homes and temples, Pandit Ji ties red-colored Kalawa or Mauli on our wrists. Many of us get it tied in our hands without realizing its need. But in Hinduism, no work passes without a scientific point of view. Molly's thread is not like that. It is made from raw cotton. It comes in many colors like red, black, yellow, white, or orange. People tie Kalava on hands, neck, arms, and waist.

By tying Kalava, you get the blessings of Lord Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh and the three goddesses – Lakshmi, Parvati, and Saraswati. With this, you can always stay away from evil eyes. But not only this, tying it in the hands also brings prosperity in health. By tying this thread on the wrist, there is harmony in the doshas of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha in the body.

It is believed that tying Kalava prevents serious diseases like blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and paralysis to a great extent. The main control of the body structure is in the wrist of the hand, so tying it keeps a person healthy. It is also advised that tying Kalava prevents serious diseases like blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and paralysis to a great extent.

When to wear Kalava?

According to the scriptures, men and unmarried girls should tie Kalava in the right hand. There is a rule for married women to tie Kalava in the left hand. While tying the Kalava, the hand in which you are tying the Kalava, the fist should be tied and the other hand should be on the head. Tuesday and Saturday are considered auspicious for tying Kalava on any day other than the festival.


How many types of sacred thread in Hinduism?

Hinduism is a belief that there are many ways to get rid of evil and accidents. If you follow them with all your heart and strength, you will surely get positive results. In all these rituals and techniques, the thread holding the thread in different parts of the body also has its own importance. 

You must have seen many Hindu followers wearing different types of threads. Different colors like red, orange, white, black, and yellow are present in the section of sacred threads. No one can wear all the threads or for any work. They have their own specific reasons and individuals.

Let us discuss the importance of these sacred threads:

White Thread (Janeu)

This particular thread is worn only by the male members of upper-caste families. It shows the transition of a young boy into a man. The Brahmin male member wears it by conducting a ceremony known as the sacred 'thread ceremony'. Some Kshatriyas and Vaishyas also wear it. This sacred thread of Brahmins is made of cotton, that of Kshatriyas is made of cannabis and that of Vaishyas is made of woolen threads.

Significance: It shows the transition of a young boy to a man. The Brahmin male member wears it by conducting a ceremony known as the sacred 'thread ceremony'.

Black Thread

This is another powerful thread worn by Hindus. In the case of young children, it is usually tied around their waist and adults tie it around their left wrist or side. Some also tie a special root with it and wear it as a necklace. Those who practice black magic / Tantrik vidya can also wear it on their right foot.

Significance: It is said to keep children away from the evil eye. It also keeps people away from evil spirits or unwanted tantra mantras.

Yellow Thread

Yellow is the color of purity and good health. People consider this color very important in good works like marriage or home opening ceremony. Hindus add turmeric to thick cotton threads and use it as a symbol of good luck during weddings. The bride is made to wear it with three knots tied around the neck or arm.

Significance: It is said that it makes married life happy and successful. It also ensures the long life of the bride's husband.

Orange Or Saffron Thread

Orange threads are quite prevalent in South and East India. People wear it for various reasons. It is a long thread that is wrapped several times around the wrist to form a bundle.

Significance: It is said that it brings fame, power and protects the person from all evil.

Red Thread (Kalava)

Red threads are very common among Hindus. Men, as well as women, can wear it by performing very small worship rituals. The red thread is usually tied on the right hand of men and unmarried women, while it is tied in the left hand for married women. You will find this thread in any temple. It is a cotton thread and was first offered to the deity in the form of cloth.

Wearing a red-colored thread called 'Anant Chaudas Dhaaga' on the day of Bhadrapada Shukla Chaturdashi or Anant Chaturdashi is considered very auspicious. It is worn either as an armband or around the neck by both males and females. Wearing it brings happiness, health, and prosperity.

Significance: The Red thread or Kalava signifies long life and protection from enemies. Hence, it is also called 'Raksha Thread'. It is believed that by wearing it, the grace of God remains.


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