Jasmine and South Indian weddings

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin.

Another post about unique aspects of wedding in my culture (Kerala, South India) is the jasmine garland and jasmine braids on hair worn by the bride. Little girls await eagerly for weddings so that they too can wear the “poovu – mala” (flower chain).


Fun fact : Another word with ‘J’ with an Arabic origin is “Jinn”. Thought I will mention this due to the recent release of the movie by the same name.

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0 Replies to “Jasmine and South Indian weddings”

  1. I think all South Indians love jasmine flowers. It smells divine- the perfume is all pervasive!

  2. Jasmine is one of my favorite scents and favorite Disney characters. What a romantic bridal tradition. My J post is about the J names in our family. Unfortunately we don’t have any J’s that roll off the tongue like “Jasmine”.

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