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The thali is not an ordinary ornament. In different regions around India, this holy gold thread is named differently. In Southern India, it is known as the thali or thirumangalyam, whereas people in the north call it the mangalsutra.
Nevertheless, the meaning and significance of this gold thread remains the same. The thali is a mark of respect, love and dignity which is presented to the wife by her husband during the auspicious hour of the marriage day. It is a revered symbol of Hindu marriage.
Historically, the thali was first mentioned in the 11th century by the religious poet, Katchiyappa Sivachariar in his book, Kanthapuranam. Later, it was mentioned by 12th century poets, Kamban and Seikizhar of Periyapuranam. Since then, the thali was believed to have come into practice.
Generally, the followers of Shiva have 3 horizontal lines and the followers of Vishnu have 3 vertical lines in their thali design. However, the introduction of the caste system divided the design for the thali in Southern India.
A thali is believed to regularise a woman’s blood circulation. It is said to have the ability to control the level of pressure in a woman’s body. This is why it is advised to keep the thali hidden or covered as the constant friction of the gold with the body will regulate the blood and pressure level of a woman.
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