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Mehndi : Henna Designs

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ॐ श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः ॐ श्री शिवानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री चिदानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री दुर्गायै नमः 

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Mehndi is the application of the paste or powder of henna plant as a temporary form of skin decoration in India. This art is practised in Pakistan, Bangladesh, & Nepal as well.. The word Mehndi is derived from the Sanskrit word Mendhikā.The use of Mehndi and turmeric is described in the earliest Hindu Vedic ritual books. Haldi (staining oneself with turmeric paste) as well as Mehndi are Vedic customs. Vedic customs are centered around the idea of awakening the inner light.

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Mehndi decorations became fashionable in the West in the late 1990s, where they are sometimes called henna tattoo. Henna is typically applied during special occasions like wedding & Hindu festivals like Karva Chauth, Diwali, Bhaidooj and Teej and Muslim festivals like Eid. Many women have Henna applied to their hands and feet during these special occasions. Henna was originally used as a form of decoration mainly for brides.

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Intricate patterns of Mehndi are typically applied to the brides before wedding ceremonies. The bridegroom is also painted with henna in some parts of India. In Rajasthan, the grooms are given designs that are often as elaborate as those for brides. In Assam, apart from marriage, it is broadly used by unmarried women during Rongali Bihu.

 
Mehndi : Henna Designs : An Ancient Art-form of India & Pakistan
Mehndi : Henna Designs : An Ancient Art-form of India & Pakistan
Mehndi : Henna Designs : An Ancient Art-form of India & Pakistan
Mehndi : Henna Designs : An Ancient Art-form of India & Pakistan
Mehndi : Henna Designs : An Ancient Art-form of India & Pakistan
Mehndi : Henna Designs : An Ancient Art-form of India & Pakistan
Mehndi : Henna Designs : An Ancient Art-form of India & Pakistan
Mehndi : Henna Designs : An Ancient Art-form of India & Pakistan
Mehndi : Henna Designs : An Ancient Art-form of India & Pakistan
Mehndi : Henna Designs : An Ancient Art-form of India & Pakistan
 

Spread India's Glorious Cultural & Spiritual Heritage

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Though academically trained in modern Western Sciences, Blogger Mala Chandrashekhar is a crazy maniac of India's ageless, timeless ethnic arts, crafts & textiles. The rich & glorious cultural & spiritual heritage of India is a subject extremely dear to her heart, and the whole of this Blog has been dedicated to spreading the immortal glories of ancient India worldwide, to every nook & corner of the globe, through these simple Blog-posts. Any constructive criticisms & suggestions in this regard for improvement of the Blog 'MOST WELCOME'. Also, High-Quality Guest Blog-posts 'MOST WELCOME". LinkedIn Profile : https://in.linkedin.com/in/mala-chandrashekhar-04095917a