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Haldi And Hindu Rituals: Significance And Importance

By November 27, 2021October 19th, 2023No Comments
Haldi Or Turmeric

We all have seen Haldi in the masala dabbas of our house. We all know it to be a spice that helps in adding flavour to our food. However, did you know that this spice does not only add flavour to our food but can also help us astrologically? Yes, you read it right. Haldi, as much as it is a medicinal spice, is also known to have astrological benefits. From strengthening your planets to bringing positivity and luck into your life, Haldi does it all. However, there are different ways to use Haldi to gain its benefits. If you want to know about these magical benefits of Haldi, then do read the entire blog for the same. So, let us begin. 

About Haldi

It is the first thing that is used in Hindu rituals and is synonymous with celebration. While it is known for its multiple health benefits in the Western World, what makes it so important in the Hindu traditions? Let’s find out.

Haldi is a member of the ginger family and is a significant part of Hindu culture and traditions. The plant and its roots are considered sacred and used for offering to the Gods and for purifying the human body before any ritual. Starting with the color, the dark-orange root and yellow powder each have their own importance. The orange hue implies virtues like courage and sacrifice. The Yellow color denotes Lord Vishnu and represents the space between chastity and sensuality. It is also the color of Sacral Chakra and helps balance its activity.

Turmeric is also known as the ‘spice of life’ because it symbolizes the Sun God and is said to bring prosperity and abundance to the one using it. The ones who use it are believed to be purified of sin and negativity. Hence it is used to begin all auspicious occasions and puja. The bride and groom have applied ‘haldi’ right before their wedding day to signify fertility and spiritual purity for the upcoming nuptials.

The colourful spice is also an integral part of the Indian Kitchen. It has several health benefits due to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, digestive and relaxing properties. With so many benefits of this one magical spice, surely you would like to incorporate the charm in your everyday life as well.

Use of Turmeric 

There are many uses of Haldi, also known as Turmeric. It is said to have medicinal as well as astrological benefits. Let us have a look at these many benefits of Haldi. These are as follows: 

Astrological Remedies  of Haldi 

  • Use turmeric tea for aligning and balancing the Sacral Chakra.
  • Apply a little on the forehead to have good luck.
  • Use facial treatments (masks and scrubs) to get a Divine glow.
  • Haldi is also known to be beneficial to strengthen Jupiter in an individual’s kundli.
  • Keeping haldi at home can prevent negative energies from coming into your house.
  • Bathing in Haldi water is known to reduce the negative effects of deliberate planets in your kundli. 

Medicinal Uses of Haldi

  • Haldi is known to have a lot of medicinal benefits. One use of haldi is that it helps in reducing the risk of Heart disease.
  • Haldi is also known to be helpful in affecting digestive problems.
  • Moreover, Haldi can also be used to prevent cancer.
  • It is also known to be useful for treating Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Haldi can also help in relieving arthritis pain. 


There you have it, folks! This was all about Haldi. Haldi is a spice that has medicinal as well as astrological benefits. It is known to be one of the best spice to have and consume to get rid of any and almost every negative energy and illness as well If you liked this blog and want to read more such interesting and amazing blogs, then do visit InstaAstro’s website. There you’ll be able to find many more such amazing blogs that will help you extinguish your curiosity. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Which God is not offered Haldi?

According to Hindu traditions, Lord Shiva is not offered Haldi. It is believed that Haldi is related to feminine energy, and on the other hand, Shivalinga is the symbol of masculinity. Thus, it is not offered to Lord Shiva.

2. Is Haldi considered pure?

Yes, in Vedic Astrology, Haldi is considered satvik and pure. It also has medicinal as well as astrological benefits.

3. Does turmeric bring Good luck?

Yes, it is believed that turmeric is a source of good luck and prosperity in the life of an individual. Keeping Haldi in one’s house tends to reduce negative energies and vibes from the place.

4. What Dosha is turmeric good for?

Turmeric is known to be beneficial for all three doshas. These three doshas include Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

5. Who is the goddess of turmeric?

In Vedic Astrology, turmeric is related to Haridra or Kanchani – the Golden Goddess. Thus, haldi is considered to be the Golden Goddess.

6. Which God is pleased by offering Haldi?

Lord Ganesha is known to be highly pleased when offered Haldi. One of the best and most auspicious things to offer Lord Ganesha is Haldi.

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Chetna Kaushik

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