Mangalsutra is just not a piece of jewelry that is worn by the woman, but it is considered as the most important ornament ‘soubhagyalankar’ that tells the world that the wearer of this ornament is a married woman. ‘Mangal’ means auspicious, and ‘sutra’ means thread. In the wedding ceremony groom ties this auspicious thread around the neck of the bride. The traditional bowl-shaped gold pendant has been replaced with many other stylish designs.
Though the pendant has differed, the black beads remain the same. Thus the design and size of mangalsutra vary from state to state and region to region. Ms. Serafina D’souza is an artist from Arpora village, Bardez Taluka of North Goa. Since her school days, she is into imitation jewellery making especially mangalsutra. It is made of golden and black color beads. She follows the traditional Maharashtrian style. The designs of Maharashtrian mangalsutra are simple and adorning from the beginning. However, these days there are several designs of mangalsutra.
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