“Nuptial knot” is a phrase absorbed into English from an Indian traditional wedding custom. Aug 1, 2018 - Explore deepty Bisnauthsing's board "Nuptial Chain", followed by 479 people on Pinterest. A mangala sutra (from Sanskrit mangala, meaning 'holy, auspicious', and sutra, meaning 'thread') is a necklace that the groom ties around the bride's neck in the Indian subcontinent, in a ceremony called Mangalya Dharanam (Sanskrit for '"wearing the auspicious"'), which identifies her as a married woman. of, relating to, or characteristic of mating or the mating season of animals: nuptial behavior. Wedding chain collections from Kalyan Jewellers. Mangalsutra chain is made of black glass beads (kala pota).