Why Bayern Boss Thomas Tuchel Wears Red Ribbon Called Kautuka on His Arm Since Returning From India

Thomas Tuchel began his era as manager of Bayern Munich with a statement victory against Borussia Dortmund on April Fool’s Day, April 1, 2023.

Tuchel masterminded a landslide 4-2 victory against his former side in the German version of the El Clasico – Der Klassiker – helping Bayern reclaim the top spot in the Bundesliga.

Thomas Tuchel, red ribbon, Kautuka, India, Chelsea, Bayern Munich

Nonetheless, a red ribbon, called Kautuka, on his arm has pricked the interest of social media users, who are curious about why the 49-year-old wears a red ribbon on his arm ever since returning from his Aryuvedic treatment in Kerala, India.

At Tuchel’s unveiling, he was spotted with a small red thread on his sleeve during his introduction as the new head coach of Bayern Munich.

What is Kautuka?

Sometimes knotted, a kautuka is a red-yellow ritual protection thread.

The thread also known as kalava and is used in some religious rituals. Hindus believe that it acts as a defence against enemies and symbolises long life, per Tribuna.

What is Ayurvedic treatment?

According to Better Health Channel, Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to India.

Yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage therapy, and dietary adjustments are just a few of the many available treatment choices.

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