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Mantra To Tie Red Color Thread For Hand In Hinduism - How To Tie Thread? Benefits

The red color thread tied on hand in Hinduism is known as Mauli or Kalava (कलावा). It is believed that a person will be protected from all kinds of accidents and injuries. It is a symbol of protection and trust. There is a popular mantra to tie red color thread for hand.

Mantra To Tie Red Color Thread For Hand

 येन बद्धो बली राजा दानवेन्द्रो महाबल:
 तेन त्वामनुबध्नामि रक्षे मा चल मा चल।।

It is believed that a person tying the red color thread will have the protection of Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati.

Legend has it that Vamana Avatar of Vishnu tied the first red thread on the hands of King Bali, who achieved immortality and still rules the netherworld.

How To Tie Red Thread or Mauli?

  • The thread is usually tied on the right hand by men and unmarried women.
  • Married women tie it on the left hand.
  • The thread should go three times around the hand and it should be fastened with three knots.
  • The palms of the hand on which the thread is tied should be closed.

Benefits of Tying Mauli or Red Thread

It is believed that the red thread or mauli has numerous health benefits for people suffering from Tridosha (as per Ayurveda). The thread helps people suffering from depression to overcome it. It also strengthens the resolve of people