Since ages, turmeric has been an integral part of the Indian culture. Often referred to as the ‘spice of life’ because of its extensive healing properties, it can easily be found in any Indian pantry. Its significance amongst the Indian Diaspora can be gauged from the fact that it has an entire ceremony weaved around it during weddings. Yes, we’re talking about the ‘haldi ceremony’, where oodles of turmeric paste is applied all over the bride and groom. Ever wondered what’s special about this ‘golden spice’ that it warrants such honour? Find out here.
- Brides and grooms are prone to nervousness and anxiety before their big day. Turmeric is known for its antidepressant properties and it helps calm nerves. Say goodbye to cold feet with the golden spice!
- In ancient times, this bright yellow spice was considered sacred and associated with the Sun Gods. The ceremony ensures the couple receives blessings from the Sun God for a prosperous married life and it is believed to ward off the evil eye.
- Well, no bride or groom would want to ruin the merrymaking during weddings by falling sick. Turmeric paste with its antiseptic properties ensures that the young couple remains in the pink of health and protects against infections. Such a win-win situation, right?
- You can’t possibly miss the most obvious benefit of applying turmeric; it makes you glow! Having used it as a face pack to look your radiant self, you’re well aware of its bleaching properties. This wonderful herb helps the bride and groom dazzle on their wedding day.
With so much to offer, it is only befitting that the ceremony has become such an important part of wedding traditions.