Jaipur, the wedding: Haldi

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The Haldi ceremony takes place a day or so before the wedding ceremony. Turmeric (haldi), rosewater, and sandalwood are mixed into a paste that is applied on both the bride and groom by their female relatives and friends. The ceremony is considered auspicious and is meant to purify both bride and groom before the big day. Because of the medicinal properties, it’s like a mini-facial/body scrub the day before the wedding.

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