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Why Mango Leaves and flowers thoran for Weddings?

Updated: Apr 20, 2021

Flower Thoran Decoration
Thomala Decor for House

In today’s post let us see the significance of the auspicious mango leaves. Why are mango leaves considered auspicious in Hinduism? It is a strong belief that the mango leaves in bunches absorbs negativity; in another words they are used to eliminate evil eyes (Drishti).

These leaves are considered to be sacred in Hinduism. Five leaves of this tree in a pot that are smeared with sindoor or vermilion is a usual site in any Hindu religious ceremony (Kalasha).

This auspicious mango leaves are embodied with many Gods and Goddesses. According to a legend the significance of tying a mango leaves relates to God Murugan and God Ganesha who are the two sons of Divine Shiva and Goddess Parvati, they were fond of mangoes.

It is said that God Murugan was the one who insisted people to tie green mango leaves, as it symbolizes as a fertile crop and for general well-being. Since then the mango leaves are considered to be very auspicious, apart from the belief that it removes negativity, these sacred leaves are also the symbol of propitiating the Gods and Goddesses and hence these leaves are tied in the entrance of our houses especially during Weddings and festival season.

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Source: Ishtadevata

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