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Rohit Valiyan

Cashier ( Kotak Mahindra Bank ) | Updated 23 Jul, 2018 |

Does elephant hair ring (Yanai Mudi Ring) have some kind of power?

Shrestha Seal

Writer | Posted 8 Hours ago

Hey friends, we all love to gain power. Right! So here is a belief that an elephant hair ring has some kind of power. Is it true or just a story? Let's see as the answer continues:

Well, the ring of elephant hair is called Yanai Mudi Ring. And several renowned jeweller companies have a stock of elephant hair rings to sell to the customers.

You must be curious to know the significance of the elephant hair ring. Right! Well, the elephant hair ring is a traditional jewellery that people from ancient times started wearing. There is a strong belief that the ring made of elephant's tail hair can prevent you from misfortunes and keep you healthy.

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You all may be aware that elephants have a strong connection with the Lord of washing off the obstacles and the evil power i.e. Lord Ganesha. And elephants have been in existence for many decades. These great facts have made the ring of elephant's tail hair hold importance among the masses.

Making of elephant hair ring

The jewellery shops make the elephant ring with the few hair strands of the elephant's tail. These strands are fitted into a ring by bending down or knotting them together. The elephant's hair in their tail region is so thick that it makes the manufacturing process of the elephant hair ring a difficult task. This makes the elephant hair ring, precious and sophisticated jewellery.

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It is an interesting fact that the hair strands of the elephant's tail region are very hard. So they need boiling to get softened. They are then given the required shape and size in their hot state. These softened and shaped elephant hair strands are then combined with metals like gold or silver. So these are now available to wear as stylish jewellery.

Remember that there are several legal ways for collecting the strands of hair from the elephant's tail region. The safest way is to try collections of the hair at the time elephants' natural shedding of hair.


Mukesh jha

Blogger | Posted 26 Mar, 2020

Same as Matthew's answer: certainly don't purchase anything which bolsters the chasing of elephants. They are astute, smooth creatures who don't have the right to become adornments...

I would include that instead of depending any bit of gems to vanquish your snags, fabricate that capacity inside yourself. Not all deterrents you face in life will be things you can legitimately dispose of, however a large portion of them will be things you can discover ways around, in the event that you are yearning and flexible. There is constantly an answer when you face an individual barricade. Go to your internal quality and your loved ones when it occurs, not to a ring.

Vipul Rajput

@blogger | Posted 13 Feb, 2020

I don't think so there is any kind of power.

Meetali Asiwal

Thinker | Posted 31 Dec, 2018

I would suggest you not to believe in such things, as they support hunting of innocent wild animals. 


The belief may be popular because of the connection of Elephants with Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha is the Adhisthan Devata for the planet Ketu. And Ketu being the planet of salvation and black magic, these superstitious beliefs are associated with Elephants and jewelry made from their body parts.  

Kanchan Sharma

Content Writer | Posted 08 Apr, 2018

My personal opinion- NO! It’s all superstitious. Plus, it’s also a big commercial market. Elephant hair is very costly. So, more people spread the fake beliefs just to remain in this business. Most importantly, when you cut the hair of elephants, be it from the trunk or eyelashes, you actually limit their natural ability to manage themselves normally.


So I would suggest, stop buying such elephant hair rings. In fact, stop buying any product that is produced by harming the animals.


Now coming to your question in specific, the reason why people wear Yanai Mudi Ring spans into the Hindu mythology. It’s related to Lord Ganesha who symbolizes power, beauty, and strength. See, when Ganesha was born, he wasn’t smart. But then Lord Shiva replaced his head with that of an elephant. Following which he became extremely wise, powerful and intelligent.


So, people usually wear elephant hair ring thinking that a part of an elephant would bestow on them the same kind of wisdom, strength, and intelligence.


Does this really happen- like a person become better after wearing elephant hair ring? It’s very unlikely!!!

Again, avoid any product that is made by harming any kind of animal.