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Why we tie Mauli or Kalava in hand?

17:55 Let us first understand, what does Mauli or Kalava mean? The literal meaning of Mauli in Sanskrit is ‘crown’, which means above all. Well, Mauli is a sanctified thread which is also known as ‘Kalava’. This thread is dyed in red and yellow combination. Mauli holds tremendous significance in Hindu culture since ancient times. As mentioned above the literal meaning of Mauli is the crown, a crown is always placed above. Lord Shiva is referred as ‘Chandramauli’ as he adornes the crescent moon on his matted hair. According to the ancient Hindu scriptures, it is said

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