What is Vatna?

What is Vatna?

Vatna involves applying a paste made from turmeric powder and mustard oil all over the bride’s body by her female friends and relatives. This is done to make the bride look more beautiful on the most special day of her life.

What do you mix in haldi ceremony?

The perfect haldi paste is made with turmeric which is the main ingredient and a mixture of a few or all of the ingredients mentioned below:

  • Curd.
  • Sandalwood.
  • Gram flour.
  • Rose water.
  • Milk.
  • Mustard oil.
  • Almond powder.
  • Lemon juice.

How do you make Maiyan paste?

Steps to follow:

  1. Take the gram flour (besan), sandalwood powder, cream (malai) and a pinch of turmeric (haldi) powder. If you have very dry skin, you can also add a few drops of almond oil or olive oil.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together to form a smooth paste. Make sure that no lumps are formed while you make the paste.

What is a Kurmai?

Kurmai. The formal engagement ceremony that takes place at the groom’s house or the Gurdwara. Prior to the engagement proceedings kicking off, the priest or Granthi offers a short prayer.

What do I need for Maiyan?


  1. Rangoli – the quantity and range of colours depends on your design choice.
  2. Flour (just a handful)
  3. Rice (just a handful)
  4. Peeri (stool)
  5. Fatti (rectangular piece of wood)
  6. Vatna – made of turmeric powder, mustard oil and flour kneaded to a moist dough.

Why is chooda dipped in milk?

The bangles are first purified with milk and rose petals. Before it is put on the bride’s wrist by her maternal uncle, all the close relatives touch the chooda as a mark of their blessings.

How make Ubtan for bride at home?

In a bowl, take about 1-2 tablespoon of ubtan powder. Now add 2 tablespoon of yogurt, 2 tablespoon of raw milk and lemon juice according to your preference. Keep it in a medium thick consistency and use rosewater instead of lemon juice if you have sensitive skin. Leave this ubtan for 3 to 4 minutes.

Which comes first haldi or mehendi?

After the Haldi Ceremony, the women gather together for the Mehndi Night which is sometimes combined with the ladies’ Sangeet. During the Mehndi Night the bride has to sit still for hours while she gets her bridal mehndi (also known as henna) applied to her arms and feet.

Why is Chooda dipped in milk?

What is a Jagoo?

“Jaggo is a time for singing and dancing where the bride’s female relatives will dance with pots on their heads decorated with oil candles,” Kaur explains. Jaggo literally translates to “wake-up” and this event would have historically happened by alerting the village at night about the upcoming wedding.

Why do we do Maiyan?

A Mayian Ceremony [also referred to as Haldi, Batna or Vatna], is a traditional ceremony taking place a few days prior to your wedding. This ceremony consists of friends and family rubbing a paste on the bride and groom; the traditional meaning of Maiyan is to cleanse the skin and create a glow!