Why Turmeric is Used in Hindu Weddings?

  • 29 Apr 2019

Ever wondered the significance of turmeric in Hindu weddings? It plays a significant role for both the bride and bridegroom and for a good reason too.

Symbol of blessing

It is a symbol of blessing for the couple. The married women in the house would apply turmeric to both bride and bridegroom to bless them with a long and strong relationship.

Glowing skin  

Applying turmeric to the skin will instantly brighten the skin. It helps to exfoliate the skin also protect the skin from any blemishes and potential scarring.

Purification of the heart and soul  

Turmeric is thought to purify and cleanse the bodies of the couple. It also marks an auspicious beginning of a new life together.

Warding off evil  

Turmeric is believed to protect the couple from any evil eye that might harm them before the big day.

Calming effect  

Turmeric has an active compound known as curcumin that is used to control anxiety and headaches. It helps to calm the nerves.
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