Gaye holud Ceremony

Gaye holud (Bengali: গায়ে হলুদ gaee holud lit. “yellow/turmeric on the body”) is a function watched generally in the district of Bengal (including Bangladesh and Indian condition of West Bengal). It is a piece of an involved arrangement of festivities constituting the Bengali wedding. It begins from the Hindu wedding religious function where Lord Shiva and his lady of the hour Sati were connected with Haldi to cool the couple and make them look much more wonderful.

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Later embraced in the Indian subcontinent as a wedding custom and festivity by various groups (frequently called Haldi in the western Hindu people group), it proceeded in various religions down eras. The gaye holud happens maybe a couple days before the religious and legitimate Bengali wedding functions. The gaye holud might be a joint occasion for the lady of the hour and husband to be’s families, or it might comprise of independent occasions for the lady of the hour’s family and the lucky man’s family.

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Separate occasions are held for the lady of the hour’s gaye holud, the husband to be’s family – less the man of the hour himself – go in parade to the lady of the hour’s home. They convey with them the lady of the hour’s wedding outfit and gems, wedding adornments, for example, the turmeric glue (Bengali: হলুদ holud) and henna (Bengali: মেহেদি or মেন্দি mehedi/mendi), makeup, desserts and different blessings. They may likewise bring new fish dressed as a wedding couple, or sweets formed to take after fish. The parade customarily focuses on the lady of the hour’s (more youthful) female relatives and companions, who generally dress in coordinating garments. The lady of the hour, her participants, and every one of the visitors generally wear red, yellow, orange, or green apparel. These days, different hues might be allowed for gaye holud visitors. The visitors then appreciate a gala, including music, move and a few exhibitions, masterminded by the lady’s family.


The lady is situated on a dais, and the henna is utilized to enhance her hands and feet with elaborate dynamic outlines. The turmeric glue is connected by the visitors to her face and body. Turmeric is known not, mellow and light up the skin, giving the lady’s skin the particular yellow tone that gives its name to this service. The desserts are then nourished to the lady of the hour by every one of the visitors and specialists, piece by piece.


The lucky man’s gaye holud comes next, and has the same structure as the lady of the hour’s holud function. In this function, the lady of the hour does not take part. The man of the hour is joined by his more youthful male relatives and companions, and as with the lady of the hour’s function, the visitors customarily wear red, yellow, green, or orange attire. The lady of the hour’s family brings the presents for the husband to be (normally the wedding outfit and some preparing things, alongside the turmeric and different blessings) to his home. The visitors trade desserts with and apply turmeric glue to the man of the hour, and a dining experience (with sustenance, music, move, and different social exhibitions) is organized the visitors from the lucky man’s family. Not at all like the lady, the lucky man does not get henna connected to his body; henna is just connected to the lady and maybe likewise some of her more youthful female orderlies.

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