Rituals

Haldi rasam is a pre-wedding ritual of applying haldi (turmeric) to both the bride and the groom to keep the evil eye away.

Haldi rasam is a pre-wedding ritual of applying haldi (turmeric) to both the bride and the groom to keep the evil eye away.

Another fun game for the newlyweds is called Aeki Beki where a tray of water is mixed with milk and sindoor (vermillion) and it is filled with coins and a ring. Whoever finds the ring four out of seven times will rule the household. The day is then concluded with prayers to God requesting happiness and love for the newlyweds.

Another fun game for the newlyweds is called Aeki Beki where a tray of water is mixed with milk and sindoor (vermillion) and it is filled with coins and a ring. Whoever finds the ring four out of seven times will rule the household. The day is then concluded with prayers to God requesting happiness and love for the newlyweds.

A vessel filled with rice is placed at the entrance of the groom's home. The bride is supposed to spill the rice by touching it with her right foot to signify wealth and that the bride accepts her new responsibilities.

A vessel filled with rice is placed at the entrance of the groom's home. The bride is supposed to spill the rice by touching it with her right foot to signify wealth and that the bride accepts her new responsibilities.

Aarti is done by all Hindu's every morning to keep the evil eye away from them

Aarti is done by all Hindu's every morning to keep the evil eye away from them

The tradition of wearing sindoor (vermillion) by married women has been explained in Indian mythology. According to religious scriptures, red is the color of power and sindoor represents the female energy of Sati and Parvati. Sati is considered an ideal Hindu wife because she gave her life for her husband's honor.

The tradition of wearing sindoor (vermillion) by married women has been explained in Indian mythology. According to religious scriptures, red is the color of power and sindoor represents the female energy of Sati and Parvati. Sati is considered an ideal Hindu wife because she gave her life for her husband's honor.

In Hinduism, when a person dies the body is burnt. This is done to rid the departed soul of any attachments to the body it previously resided in.

In Hinduism, when a person dies the body is burnt. This is done to rid the departed soul of any attachments to the body it previously resided in.

Dussehra is celebrated all acrosss India as it marks the death of the demon king, Ravana at the hands of Lord Rama.

Dussehra is celebrated all acrosss India as it marks the death of the demon king, Ravana at the hands of Lord Rama.

Fasting is done by a lot of Hindu's. It is believed that by fasting you attain a close mental proximity with the Lord.

Fasting is done by a lot of Hindu's. It is believed that by fasting you attain a close mental proximity with the Lord.

Karva Chauth is a one-day festival celebrated by Hindu women in which married women fasts from sunrise to moon rise for the safety and longevity of their husbands. .

Why Do Married Hindu Women Fast on Karwa Chauth?

Karva Chauth is a one-day festival celebrated by Hindu women in which married women fasts from sunrise to moon rise for the safety and longevity of their husbands. .

In Indian weddings, the Mangala Sutra is tied around the bride’s neck instead of exchanging rings. The mangala sutra is a cord with two gold pendants and is tied in three knots by the groom to symbolize the bonding of the two souls for 100 years. This necklace lets others know that the bride is married.

In Indian weddings, the Mangala Sutra is tied around the bride’s neck instead of exchanging rings. The mangala sutra is a cord with two gold pendants and is tied in three knots by the groom to symbolize the bonding of the two souls for 100 years. This necklace lets others know that the bride is married.

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