A turmeric (haldi) mala is primarily used for the worship of Goddess Baglamukhi and Devi Katyayani. Goddess Baglamukhi is one of the ten Mahavidyas and is believed to have the power to paralyze the enemies and grant victory to her devotees.
The haldi mala, when used in Baglamukhi sadhana (spiritual practices dedicated to the Goddess), is said to enhance the effectiveness of the prayers and mantras. Devotees believe that reciting mantras using a turmeric rosary helps in attaining victory over enemies, legal disputes, and other obstacles.
Devi Katyayani is the sixth form of Navadurga, worshipped during the sixth day of Navaratri. She is a prominent deity for those wishing to overcome delays or obstacles in marriage. The haldi mala is also used in mantras and prayers dedicated to her, given turmeric's association with auspiciousness and its traditional use in Hindu marriage ceremonies.
In broader terms, turmeric rosaries can be used for japas and mantras seeking protection, victory over obstacles, and healing. Turmeric, with its anti-inflammatory and purifying properties, has spiritual parallels in its ability to purify the aura, ward off negativity, and bring clarity and focus to meditation.
To ensure the proper use of a turmeric mala and gain the desired spiritual benefits, it is always recommended to consult with a knowledgeable guru or spiritual guide familiar with the nuances of the Vedic tradition.