Mangalsutra doesn't have its value in courts of law. The question would be 'Who tied this Mangal sutra?" There is no evidence except the people present during the marriage. Only the Marriage Certificate with the clear names and addresses of the couples and parents signed by the authority concerned (Registrar)stands fully valid and legal.
So, we can conclude that Mangalsutra has lost/not fully lost its significance, but a Marriage certificate is a clear evidence for the marriage.
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TV serials are not standard serials and we should not take them as the reflection of the mentality of the public. It may be reflecting the way of thinking of a very small section of the people and we should not consider them as near to reality.
As far as my thinking goes, people who respect their traditions and culture will never dishonour Mangala Sutra. But it may be of no importance to the people from other faiths and people who think that these are all superstitions and in the modern world we need not consider these things as important.
K Mohan @ Moga
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Even this challenging situation would ease
Recently an advertisement by Sabyasachi of his new "Mangalsutra collection created a stir in society. Where he showed couples posing in more sensuous kind and also showed LGTBQI couples with Mangalsutras, which have hurt many peoples sentiments. Ultimately I don't mind him portraying LGTBQI with Mangalsutra because it is the reality of the society that such couples exist in our society so why should we shy away from that part. And about the sensuous part, he gave justification that it is part and parcel of marriage life so what is wrong with showing Mangalsutra in that light.
Honestly, l too at times just can't understand this obsession of Indians to keep the sacredness of this intact, it should be a choice and not compulsion. And it is serials and movies only which have created all the perception and drama about the Mangalsutra. Otherwise, it should be seen as just a part of the marriage ritual and not with something so amazingly powerful, but again it hurts people's feelings so it should be left to individuals how they want to view it without forcing anyone else.
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