Yellow denotes energy, intellect and awakening of new
blooms in the spring season. The sunny yellow gulal looks beautiful on
black and blue faces and presents quite a contrast to the multi-hued
Mix two teaspoons of turmeric powder (haldi) with four teaspoons
of gram flour (besan) and use it as yellow gulal. Both of these are
extremely good for skin. One can also use 'kasturi' haldi, which is
more fragrant and has enhanced therapeutic effects.
Dry the petals of flowers like Amaltas, marigold or yellow
chrysanthemums and grind them to yield different shades of yellow
color powder. They can be used separately or can be mixed with gram
flour to add bulk to the powder.
Boil one teaspoon of haldi in two liters of water to yield deep
yellow color. Dilute to the desired color strength.
Soak 50 marigold flowers in 2 liters of water and boil it to get
yellow Holi color solution. Leave it overnight for deeper shade.