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Toran – Bandhanwar Benefits And Importance In Hindu Religion

Bandhanwar or Toran is of great importance in Hinduism. It adorns the front door of a Hindu home. Traditional torana or Bandhanwar is made using leaves of mango tree and ashoka trees. The popular belief is that Goddess Lakshmi will be pleased with seeing the decoration and will enter the house.

Bandhanwar or toran is associated positivity, cleanliness, purity, happiness, joy, auspiciousness, peace and prosperity.

Many people prefer make toran or bandhanwar using freshly plucked mango leaves and flowers. The flowers of marigold are mainly used for the purpose.

Toran made using sea shells, pearls, om, swastik and Ganesha are also used to decorate the front door of homes. Bandhanwar with varied motifs like camel, elephant and peacock are also widely used.

Traditionally, bandhanwar are made of mango, ashok, asopalav and genda leaves and flowers. Mango leaves is a symbol of growth and fertility and have antibacterial and antiseptic properties which help in maintaining a happy home, orange and yellow color is considered auspicious for new beginning, festivals and weddings.