London (UK): Rishi Sunak, the first Indian-origin and Hindu Prime Minister of the UK, was seen wearing the sacred red Hindu ‘Kalawa’ thread during his first speech at 10 Downing Street.
Mouli or Kalawa is a cotton red thread roll, considered to be very sacred and used for all religious purposes of the Hindus. The thread is used as an offering of cloth to the deity. The Mouli thread is an integral part of any puja.
By tying it on the hand, you win over the enemy and it acts like your defence.
Sunak was seen wearing “Kalawa” when he waved to the public from outside No 10 Downing Street.
Sunak on Tuesday scripted history for a series of firsts – the first Indian-origin person to lead the UK, the first non-white, person of colour to become the UK’s PM, at the age of 42, he is also the youngest person to take the office in more than 200 years, as well as the first PM to take oath under the new King Charles III.