Gathbandhan (Nuptial Knot) at Baidyanath Dham, has a very special significance in terms of Hindu Matrimony, know why? Because it’s here and here alone that Shiva resides on the heart of Sati (being a Shatipeeth) this divine matrimony is worth experiencing, and symbolizes love Infinitum.
This divine Matrimony is symbolized within the temple complex by a Red Ribbon being tied atop Baba Baidyanath Temple connecting it to Maa Parvati (Shaktipeetha) Temple.
It is believed that by offering this Gathbandhan, a couple is blessed by Maa Parvati and Lord Shiva, just as Parents do, and are granted a unending and blissful married life. This ritual is for both, the Newly Wed as well as any Married Couple.
Gathbandhan i.e. pact or coalition is meant to stand for the sacramental bond between the two individuals who are going to spend their entire life together with each other, symbolizing the bond of togetherness and harmony, also known as Gathbandhan.
According to Hindu culture, gathbandhan of bride and groom makes them one (physically, emotionally and mentally) and now they are called as one unit.