The expression "tying the knot" is thought to be where the couple had their hands bound in an endless knot as part of the wedding ritual. In India the marriage itself is a divine knot. Once the two individuals are into marital knot, their individual karmas are intertwined. Physically it is expressed in gathabandhan ritual where the knot is tied between the scarves of the bride and groom.
But other knots exist which it is necessary to dissolve.There is an interesting Christian icon. It refer to Saint Irenaeus's words who made a comparison between Eve and Mary, saying:"Eve, by her disobedience, tied the knot of disgrace for the human race; whereas Mary, by her obedience, undid it".
Johann Schmittdner "Mary Undoer of Knots"What are these knots? It's not only karmic blocs from past life. After all, we cannot know it. But there are the problems and struggles we face today. The puzzle for which we do not see any solution, the knots of discord, disrespect, violence, the absence of peace and joy. There are also the knots of anguish and despair of sick or separated, the knots of alcoholism, depression, unemployment, fear, solitude…These knots do not connect but divide us each from other, from Love. How they suffocate the soul, beat us down and betray the heart’s joy and separate us from God. We should be stronger to overcome it. Then, free from our knots, we can be a testimony of the Divine Power in this world, and we can help those who cry without any consolation, those who are lonely or tied with knots.
Up from Earth's Center through the Seventh Gate
I rose, and on the Throne of Saturn sate,
And many Knots unraveled by the Road;
But not the Master-Knot of Human Fate.