Haldi Ceremony- Colorful Wedding Ritual

The wedding season has begun, and the happy time for the bride and groom has begun. There will be fun, color, and pre-wedding rituals that are significant at an Indian wedding.

It's time to understand the diverse ceremonies that serve as the heart and soul of the celebrations. The 'Haldi ceremony is one such significant ceremony that should be mentioned and honored.

The ceremony is referred to by different names in different wedding cultures, like halad chadavne in Maharashtrian weddings, tel Baan in Jain, Pellikuthuru in Telugu, Pithi in Gujarati, etc. Names might change but Haldi ceremonies across different households have the same essence, tradition, and celebration.

What is Auspicious about It?

According to Hindu rituals and tradition, the color yellow is considered auspicious. The bright, sunny color is said to be auspicious for the couple, who are about to embark on a new life.

Haldi signifies good luck in marriage

Positivity: The Haldi ceremony is believed to bring positivity to the brides and groom's bodies and minds.

Glow: It makes the bride and groom glow and be refreshed for their wedding day.

Prosperity: Red and Yellow have celebrated wedding colors in India. The bride and groom, their friends and family, dress up in yellow costumes to wish the couple peace, prosperity, and happiness.
The yellow color adds a touch of charm and vibrancy to the entire event.

About the Ritual: The Process

The Haldi Ceremony is performed by both the bride's and groom's families, usually a day before the wedding.

The paste is applied to the bride and groom's body, including the face, neck, hands, and feet, during the morning ritual.

Everyone waits their turn to anoint the bride or groom with Haldi paste. Slowly and steadily, the ceremony becomes playful, and everyone begins to apply it to one another.

Following the ceremony, the bride and groom take a ritual bath.


Any wedding ceremony would be incomplete without wedding photography. Wedding photography captures and treasures the memories of a Haldi, Mehandi, engagement, or wedding.

On your Haldi day, make no changes because it is the best day to have the perfect wedding photography team to capture fun-filled moments with friends, cousins, and relatives. Get in touch with Arun Prasad Photography to transform your celebratory moments into magical memories.

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