‘We are now husband and wife, and are one. You are mine and I am yours for eternity.’- Indian Wedding Vows


By Diksh Potter

Importance of The Haldi Ceremony Before Wedding


#1. To keep buri nazar (evil eye) away

Most people believe that the reason for applying haldi is to ward off evil spirits from affecting the bride and the groom. This is why, the bride and groom are usually not allowed to leave their home after the haldi ceremony, till their wedding mahurat. In some traditions, they are also tied a sacred red thread or given some small amulets and other items for protection against evil eye.

#2. The colour is auspicious

The yellow colour of turmeric is considered very auspicious in the Indian traditions. The auspiciousness of this ingredient and its colour ushers in a life of prosperity for the couple, who are starting off their new life together. This is why, in many cultures the bride and groom wear yellow clothes on their wedding day as well.

#3. For that extra glow

In the olden days, when cosmetic beauty treatments and parlours were not available, Indians had their own natural beauty secrets to ensure that a couple looked radiant and wonderful on their wedding day. Haldi is known to have properties that leave the skin fair and glowing.

#4. As an antiseptic

Since turmeric or haldi is known for its medicinal properties as well as being antiseptic, an application of this ingredient before marriage would ensure that the bride and groom are blessed with blemish-free skin. It also ensures that the couple is protected against any cuts, bruises or ailments before the wedding.

#5. Purification of the body

Haldi holds such an important place in Indian traditions because it also purifies and cleanses the body. It is known as an effective exfoliating agent. After the haldi ceremony, when the paste is rinsed off, it helps to get rid of dead cells and detoxifies the skin.

#6. Drives away pre-wedding jitters

Apart from its property of beautification, cleansing and detoxification, haldi is also known to alleviate some of the nervousness that the bride and the groom feel. Curcumin, an antioxidant that is present in turmeric, is known to work as a mild anti-depressant and a natural remedy for headaches as well. So, it is a good way to relieve wedding day anxiety and jitters. Haldi is also known to boost immunity, and also helps to soothe an upset stomach.


By Diksh Potter

Get Married in Mauritius

Civil Marriage

A publication of the proposed civil marriage should be made 10 days prior to the proposed date of marriage at the civil status office of the locality within the district where the marriage is to take place.

Two  witnesses  are  required to  be present at time of the marriage ceremony.


Age of Marriage

The  age  at  which  a person  can  civilly  marry is 18 years.  A  minor  over 16  and  under 18  can  contract  civil marriage  with  the  consent of  his/her parents. If one of the parents is dead, the other parent may consent to the marriage on production to the Civil Status Officer, the relevant proof of the death of the other spouse.


Matrimonial Regimes
There are 3 types of matrimonial regimes:-
1. The system of legal community of goods and property
2. The system of legal separation of goods
3. A marriage settlement embodied in a notarial deed


By Diksh Potter

Civil Status Office – Wedding Bureau – Civil Wedding Mauritius – Bureau de l’Etat Civil ; Location & Contact


  • The Central Civil Status Office  which is the Head office is located at the 7th Floor, Emmanuel Anquetil Building, Port Louis. It deals with the administration and control of all civil status offices throughout the island.

Sub Offices

  • Thirty-three Civil Status Sub-Offices are functioning in various localities across the island of Mauritius.

Civil status events occurring in other parts of the Republic of Mauritius are registered in offices located at

(i) Port Mathurin and La Ferme (Rodrigues)

(ii) Ste. Rita (Agalega)

(iii)Petite Raphael (St.Brandon)

District of Port-Louis
Civil Status Office Address Tel Number
Central Civil Status Office


7th Floor, Emmanuel Anquetil Building, Port Louis 201-1727
Dr A.G Jeetoo Hospital Volcy Pougnet Street, Port Louis 210 2322
district of Pamplemousses
Civil Status Office Address Tel Number
Pamplemousses Post Office Building, Pamplemousses 243 3577 /   243 8928
Plaine Des Papayes Royal Road Plaine des Papayes 266 9851
Terre Rouge Royal Road, Le Hochet, Terre Rouge 248 7012
Triolet  1st Floor, NPF Building, Trois Boutiques, Triolet 261-5939


district of Riviere du Rempart
Civil Status Office Address Tel Number
Goodlands 1st Floor NPF Building, Royal Road, Goodlands 283 1501


Grand Gaube 1st Floor, NPF, Grand Gaube 288 7835
Grand Bay La Croisette , Grand Bay 269 6265
Rivière du Rempart Royal Road, Rivière du Rempart 412 8393
 Piton 1st Floor, NPF Building, Royal Road, Piton 264 8605
district of FlacQ
Civil Status Office Address Tel Number
Central Flacq


Dhowtal Building, La Source, Central Flacq 413 2126 /   413 1427
Lallmatie/Brisée Verdière NPF Building, Royal Road, Lallmatie 418-4421
Bel Air Riviere Sèche Royal Road, Bel Air Riviere Sèche 419-6762
Trou D’Eau Douce Choytoa Building, Trou D’EauDouce 480 2128
district of Moka
Civil Status Office Address Tel Number


One Way Street, Saint Pierre


433 2360 /    433 0863
Quartier Militaire


Royal Road, Next to SBM, Quartier Militaire 435-6143


district of PlaineWilhems
Civil Status Office Address Tel Number
Beau Bassin


1st Flr , NPF Building, Royal Road, Beau Bassin 4546931


c/nr Sir William Newton & Remono Streets, Curepipe 6984488
Phoenix Mohess Building, Opposite Tamil Temple, School Lane, Phoenix 686 4199
Quatre Bornes


Royal Road, Quatre Bornes, (near Guy Rozemont Stadium)


425 7580 / 427 0846 /0852


2nd Floor, NPF Building, Moka Road, Rose Hill


464 3312 / 464 6623


2nd Floor, New Municipal Complex, Vacoas




district of Black River
Civil Status Office Address Tel Number


Royal Road, Near State Bank, Bambous 4520877
Case Noyale Royal Road, Case Noyale 451-5334
Petite Rivière

(Tuesday, Thursday)

Petite Rivière Police Station 233 7653


district of Grand Port
Civil Status Office Address Tel Number


2nd Floor, NPF Building, La Passe Street, Mahebourg 631-1486  /   631 2244


Plaine Magnien 1st Flr, NPF Building, Rishi Dayanand Road, Plaine Magnien 637 4034
 Rose Belle Madame Lolo Street, Rose Belle 627-8232
district of Savanne
Civil Status Office Address Tel Number
CheminGrenier Impasse Mungroo, CheminGrenier 622-2388
Grand Bois Royal Road, Grand Bois 617 9362
Riv. Des Anguilles Monciné Rd, Rivière des Anguilles 626 5544
Souillac  Royal Road, Souillac 625 5596/ 6165
Civil Status Office Address Tel Number
Rodrigues Island Port Mathurin

La Ferme

831 2970

831 7249

Agalega Island Agalega Fax No:



By Diksh Potter