Thali necklace

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The 9. Bishop of Tranquebar Jubilee Gnanabaranam Johnson of the Tamil Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tamil Nadu hands over the Thaali during the wedding ceremony to the bridegroom who will put it around the neck of the bride.

A Thali necklace (Mangala sutram) is a necklace that is given in India and Sri Lanka by the groom's family to the bride, usually in place of a wedding ring.