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You may have noticed a red, yellow and orange colour thread tied on the wrist of many people. This holy thread is called a kalava or mauli. Let's check out the significance of this thread and why people tie this. It is said that tying this thread attracts blessings of the trinity- Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh as well as of Goddesses Laxmi, Parvati and Saraswati. Called as 'Mauli', it literally means one at the highest position.