Why Do We Tie A Red String On Our Wrist Before Ceremony?

I have sat in many puja’s since I was a little girl. Pujas during the wedding,  new home, new baby, Ganesh Puja’s and many more.  Each marking a milestone in my life.  I noticed every time we start the ceremony that the Brahmin would always tie a red string around out writs before we sat in pooja.  Has this happened you? I don’t know what it is but when that red string was tied on my wrist I always felt a connection to jai jais and felt special and empowered.

So I thought I would investigate the Jai Jais way…

The thread is called a “mauli” or kalva”. Traditionally it is tied to the right wrist of men and the left writs of woman. The meaning behind the scared thread it to invoke the blessing of the trimurthi, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, with their wives Saraswati, Lakshmi and Durga.

Seeking blessings from Brahma one is compassionate.

Seeking blessing from Vishnu one gains strength and protection.

Seeking blessings from Shiva ward or negative energies and influences.

The goddesses bless us with: Lakshmi prosperity, Durga strength and Saraswati wisdom.

Scientifically tying the red thread on the wrist can aid our immunity.

This ancient practice dates back to when Vamana (Incarnation of Vishnu) tied the holy thread on King Bali to grant him immorality.

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