In the Indian cuisine, haldi or turmeric holds a special place of honour in our homes. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and other healing properties, because of which it has become popular as a medicine as well. And, one area where it holds the most important place is when it comes to Indian traditions. In Indian weddings, this amazing ingredient has an entire ceremony to its name.
According to the ancient texts, there is significance for every ritual that forms a part of the Indian wedding, including the haldi ceremony. So, take a look at this wedding ritual, and its significance.
Rituals of Haldi Ceremony
The haldi ceremony is the one in which a paste of haldi is applied on the bride and the groom’s body before their wedding. This ceremony is held at both the bride and the groom’s place, on the morning of the wedding day. In a few cultures, this ceremony is also held a day before the wedding, after the mehendi ritual. It is known by different names in different regions, like ubtan, mandha, tel baan, etc.