Indian weddings are well-known for their fun-filled traditions that span over a couple of days. Every ritual followed by Indian families has its own significance and meaning. One such ceremony is the Pithi ceremony, better known as the Haldi ceremony, a ritual filled with a lot of fun and flare celebrated in the most extravagant way. During the Haldi ceremony for groom and bride, a dollop of Haldi(turmeric), curd, and sandalwood are smeared on their body prior to the ceremonial bath.
The Haldi ceremony symbolises happiness and prosperity in the lives of the bride and the new couple. The paste of Haldi is applied to the bride by the friends and relatives, offering her all blessings at the start of the married life. Haldi ceremony is usually done a day before the marriage or on the morning of the wedding ceremony.