The gold wire of the Mangalsutra destroys the distressing vibrations present in the Universe through its Energy of the Absolute Fire element. The black color of the beads is said to absorb all negative vibrations before they can reach the bride
Thank goodness we have come a long way in 22 years! Don't blame a whole nation either kids~the commercial was only shown in 3 markets-NYC, Rhode Island, & DC. The decision that it was bad came down to one man, a reverend, who decided to censor it.