Most people tie threads to their wrist. Some sport is as a fashion statement while others do it out of religious beliefs. It is believed that tying sacred threads will help people ward off drishti dosha (evil eye), shatru dosha (enemy evil effects) and badha dosha (evil effects of spirits). Will tying the scared thread help ward off these evils?
Positive energy is in abundance at religious places. When a priest ties the thread after saying prayers it is believed that the thread will have power and energy, according to astrology.
It could be a lifeline to those who are neck deep in troubles while giving more confidence to believers to face challenges in life. Threads of several colours are tied to body parts. Colours have a big influence in our life. Each of the nine planets have a favourable colour. It is believed that even if you tie a thread without saying any prayers it could bring positive energy. Each colour has its own benefits.
Most people use black thread. It denotes Shani and Rahu of the nine planets. By wearing a black thread, one could stave off the evil effects of Shani and Rahu. Black thread also helps block evil eye. For babies, the black thread is tied with panchaloha (traditional five-metal alloys) on their waist. It is believed that the energy from both the black thread and the panchaloha protects the child from negative energy in the surroundings.
Red is the colour of Chovva (Mars), one of the nine planets. Tying red threads from Devi temples will help ward off evil effects of enemies. It also aids removal of evil effects of spirits.
The yellow thread is integral to wedding functions. The wedding chain is entwined with the yellow thread for marital bliss. Yellow is also the colour of Jupiter, which brings prosperity.
Orange or saffron thread
Orange/saffron thread wards off all problems in life and provides calm and peace.
Some people tie all these threads together on their wrist. This could foil all evil effects and bring prosperity and health.