Published: 07 Dec 2018

Importance of gold in an Indian Wedding #SpeakingOfGold with Devdutt Pattanaik

Devdutt Pattanaik

Indian author and mythologist

Gold plays a recurring role in Indian ceremonies. Acclaimed author and mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik explains the strong symbolism associated with gold in marriage. Beginning with the bedecking of the bride using gold ornaments, the concept of ‘solah shringar’, and  the significance of the golden pendants in the Mangal Sutra, he explores the beliefs behind our traditional practices. He explores the link between the inherent nature of gold with the nature of an ideal marriage, one which stands for resilience, purity and prosperity.