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Gaye Holud

By: admin / December 18, 2019

Gaye Holud

Gaye Holud (“turmeric on the body”) is an event held mostly in the areas of Bengal (covering West Bengal state of India and Bangladesh). It is part of a wide series of pre- and post-wedding rituals comprising the Bengali wedding. Individual functions are observed for the bride and groom. The bride takes her seat on a stage, and henna is used to decorate her palms. The turmeric paste is applied by the guests to her face and body. Though similar events are held in other regions of the Indian subcontinent, the Gaye Holud is a ritual specific to the Bengali people.

The tradition of applying the bride and groom with turmeric paste is common to many parts of India. As the event initiates, the mother of the groom carries the large brass platter with all the required ingredients for the tradition. However, at a point after the ceremony, while peeking through a window, the groom was found to sneak a few shots.

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