Hi all, There is varalakshmi vratam followed both my mother side and my husband side. Due to health issues I may not be able to do it. My question is, often here the married ladies who do this vratam/pooja give thambulam which has yellow mangalsutram thread (not to be confused ... I'm not talking about the yellow thread that we tie on right hand after vratam. I'm here talking about the yellow rope thread given by married ladies in thambulam esp for mangalsutram). Any experienced ladies have idea? Btw in our side we usually wear thaali made of golden chain with 2 circular discs and few black beads on either side (telugu tradition). So what to do with this yellow thread?