Makar Sankranti is known to us Indians. How many of us know about ‘Haldi Kumkum’?
For married ladies, Haldi Kumkum is not just a social occasion, but a special one. It is a gathering in India in which married women exchange two things – haldi (turmeric) and kumkum (vermilion powder). Kumkum as you know is made from saffron or dry turmeric powder mixed with lemon. While haldi is yellow in color, kumkum has a red color and is a sign of respect in Indian cultures.
So why do married women use haldi kumkum? It is a symbol of their married status and wishing for their husbands’ long lives.
Is that all about haldi kumkum?
No. The beauty of this occasion also…