Betelnut - spiritual
Betelnut and religion
The seeds of betelnut palms are so important that they form an integral part of most rituals from birth to death in Indian society. Offerings of betelnuts are made at social occasions as a lucky token for all relationships. Chewing betelnut is also considered to be a favourite activity of the gods. Betelnut is offered to images of gods as part of religious ceremonies.
|Betelnut forms an integral part of many Indian rituals and ceremonies. Here, paan is being prepared for a wedding.|
In India betelnut seed chewing is a symbol of the Hindu Trinity, and betelnut seeds are believed to delight Brahma.
Sometimes the flowers of the betelnut palm are used in ceremonies such as weddings.