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Importance and Value of Haldi Ceremony in an Indian Wedding

Updated: Feb 15, 2023

Haldi Ceremony in an Indian Wedding

Generally, November is taken as the starting of a wedding in India. There are a variety of transitions in India and every tradition and culture has its own importance and value. One of the rituals and ceremonies is the “Haldi Ceremony”.

This is the oldest and very beautiful ceremony enjoyed before the main wedding day. Let’s take look at why this ceremony is as much important and why turmeric/ Haldi is applied to the bride and groom.

First, we will talk about what is the Haldi ceremony?

Haldi Ceremony

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Haldi ceremony is celebrated by the bride and groom both family. This ritual is celebrated before the main wedding day. The family member and relatives grind the turmeric 2-3 days before the wedding and all the women sing a song related to the haldi ceremony. And give a blessing to them for their upcoming life.

If the haldi ceremony is held before just before the wedding day, all the aunties or ladies of the house apply haldi to the bride and groom in their individual house. And if the ceremony is held on the same day of the wedding just because to consume the time at the same place then both the families of the bride and groom will apply haldi to the couples.

Why we Turmeric Used in Indian Weddings

  • Auspicious

Turmeric is considered propitious and optimistic and it is used in many rituals in India. It is taken as a symbol of Purity and Good health.

  • For the Glow

Turmeric has anti-aging and many other properties. It is very good for the skin, it gives a glow to your skin. It is good to prefer to apply it before the wedding to ensures that the bride and groom look fresh throughout the wedding.

  • True Blessings

It shows the symbol of health and prosperity. It gives a blessing to the bride and groom to live a happy, healthy, and prosperous life. All the women of the house apply haldi/ turmeric to the bride and groom and give them a blessing for their bright future.

  • Heart Purifier

Haldi has very good age-proof properties. It said that haldi helps in heart and soul purifying properties. It is said that applying haldi to the bride and groom at their wedding will purify their heart and soul as they are entering their new life.

  • Protection Against Evil

It is said that put in turmeric paste to the couple will protect them from any bad auspice that may create issues in their wedding. After this ceremony, it is said that the bride and groom should not be permitted to leave their home till their wedding day to avoid any bad omen.

  • Health/Skin Benefits

Haldi is taken as one of the best antiseptic remedies. Turmeric always won or comes first when we talk about the medicinal properties. Turmeric contains a compound called Curcumin which fights against issues such as headaches/anxiety which are the issues that generally happened with the bride and groom due to tension.

As far as the 80’s Turmeric was not thought about to be of any use in Allopathy.

There is a fact about turmeric, Sri Sri Shankar Guruji shared one of the incidents that took place in the ’80s at a conference in New Delhi. Then the turmeric comes in highlights, all the allopathic doctors said that turmeric has no value, it is just a pigment. They disband the Ayurvedic doctors who said that turmeric is a Vayosthapan, which means it arrests aging and it generates more Ojus(vitality) in your system. This is that Ayurvedic doctors kept saying but the allopathic doctors said that this is complete rubbish.

Today, allopathy has acknowledged that turmeric does the job of 19 lifesaving drugs included cancer. Turmeric is an anti-viral agent if you have a viral fever. Generally, allopathic doctors say that there is no medicine for viral fever, just take fresh turmeric with fresh lime, and that will do.

In India turmeric has its own value. We make pickles of turmeric, ginger, and lemon and I would like to say this goes best. Turmeric(Haldi) is an anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant. It does the work of alleviation, it is blood thinner, and it stops blood coagulation. It is used in the 19 important lifesaving drugs.


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