Turmeric Finger is one of the ashta mangala vasthu (items) preferred to be kept during auspicious events. Because of its innumerable properties and the natural colour and aroma, turmeric is considered the equivalent of gold.* Turmeric is made from dried turmeric rhizome. It is a substance that has been used by people since the ancient times for various purposes.
* This Pooja Turmeric Finger (Big sized) can be given as part of prasadam, vetrilai paaku or holy offering for any spiritual function. It is believed that Turmeric Finger brings good fortune, health, wealth and prosperity.
* Turmeric Finger greatly enhances a Mangalya thread's ability to absorb energy. The turmeric finger is what turns a thread into a Thirumangalyam.
* It is also generally used as an antiseptic and antibacterial agent by Indian people.
* Doorsteps and entrances are usually decorated with manjal and kumkum during festivals, to mark new beginnings and to act as a natural pest-repellant.