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Mouli or Kalawais a cotton red thread roll, considered to be very sacred and used in allreligious purposes of the Hindus. The thread is used as an offering of cloth tothe deity. The Mouli thread is an integral part of any puja. Normally the Mouliis tied around the Sadhana article, that is, Mouli is tied around a coppertumbler filled with water. On its mouth is placed five mango leaves and acoconut in a red cloth is place it over the mouth of the tumbler. Thisrepresents the shrine you are offering puja. Next, before the start of thepuja, the red sacred thread is tied around the wrist of the members of thefamily. As a rule, all males and married females wear it on the right hand.Unmarried females wear it on their left hands. Only the Brahmin females, bothmarried and unmarried can wear it in their right hands. The basic significanceof wearing this thread is to get blessings from God.


A person oftenputs on the red thread on one’s wrist when doing a ceremony, ritual or puja, orfor certain blessings. The thread helps preserve or imbibe those blessings whenit is tied around one’s wrist during the ceremony.


Mauli or rakshasutra consist two colours i.e. red & yellow separately in various parts ofmauli. Yellow colours represent the spiritual energy, while red has theproperties to stimulate the spiritual energy. It protects the wearer fromnegative energy. It is also offered to deities during worship as Vastra (clothoffering).


The literalmeaning of mauli is 'above all'. Here the reference is to the head that standshigh. With the moon perched on top of Shiva's head, he is referred to asChandramauli. The practice of tying the thread dates back to the time whenVamana Bhagwan tied this holy thread on the wrist of the progressive King Balito grant him immortality.


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Special Features
  • Considered to be very sacred and Holy Thread.
  • The Thread is used as an offering of cloth to the deity.
  • This Thread is integral part of any Hindu Puja.
  • Normally tied around the wrist of family members on auspicious occasions and around Sadhana items.
  • Basic significance is to receive blessings from the God.
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