Mauli Rakhi can be described as the much simpler version of Rakhi
Thread. These are also called 'Kalavah' or 'Dori' and are considered to
be extremely sacred in Hindu religion. Mauli Rakhi is usually sent to
old people or who believe in simplicity.
The other use of Mauli is that is
used to compliment the Rakhi. In many Hindu families sending a single
Rakhi is considered inauspicious. Therefore when only one Rakhi needs to
be sent, sister place a sacred Mauli thread along with the main Rakhi.
Because of their great demand the traditional Mauli has undergone great
transformation in terms of style and aesthetic appeal. These are
decorated with beads, zari, sequins, kundans and other decorative just
as the Rakhi Thread but in much simpler and sober patterns. Thread of
Mauli Rakhi is usually yellow, red or maroon in colour and is usually
made of Resham.