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Mangalakshata in Hinduism – Rice or Grain mixed with Kumkum and Turmeric in Hindi Wedding and other Events

Mangalakshata basically consists of uncooked rice or any other uncooked grain which is mixed with turmeric or kumkum. It is a symbol of prosperity, strength and longevity. It also stands for auspiciousness.

Rice it thought to have the power to ward off evil, so in order to remove all types of evil sacred Mangalakshata is showered.

Showering of rice mixed turmeric is the outward expression of wishing someone peace, prosperity and long life.

Showering mangalashtaka on the bridal couple is associated with the symbol of fertility. Rice is a symbol of fertility. Hence people bless the newly wed couple with progeny.