Haldi On The Wedding Day

The Ceremony

Previously Haldi used to be applied for several days, for almost a week, in the Kohbar area. However, with the passage of time, the Haldi ceremony has been restricted only to the day of marriage. The ceremony begins early in the morning, and both the bride and the bridegroom are applied Haldi and Ubtan seven times in the day, by five married woman who have their husband alive, at their respective places. On this occasion, only close relatives apply Haldi, unlike the other occasions where both friends and family members apply the same.

This occasion also allows a lot of interaction between the members of family of both the parties. Teasing, playing pranks and intermingling are very much predominant on this occasion. The teasing and prank game have been handed down for over centuries and thus continues till date.