Akshata

April, 2015. PA, USA. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.

Akshata, a small amount of rice mixed with turmeric powder and sometimes kumkum or flowers, serves several purposes. It is used as a offering to a Hindu deity, used as a way to receive blessings and/or in this particular instance, it was used to bless the bride and groom during their wedding ceremony. Ultimately, it signifies prosperity, fertility, and bounty.

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