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Mehndi is the application of henna as a temporary form of skin decoration in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as well as by expatriate communities from those countries. The word mehndi is derived from the Sanskrit word mendhikā. The use of mehndi and turmeric is described in the earliest Vedic ritual books. Haldi(Staining oneself with turmeric paste) as well as mehndi are Vedic customs, intended to be a symbolic representation of the outer and the inner sun. Vedic customs are centered around the idea of "awakening the inner light".
Traditional mehndi designs are of representations of the sun on the palm, which, in this context, is intended to represent the mind.
Mehndi is a ceremonial art form which originated in ancient India. Muslims also use it as an up coming of age. Intricate patterns of mehndi are typically applied to brides before wedding ceremonies. The bridegroom is also painted 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, but there are no restrictions on its use by married women.
Henna paste is usually applied on the skin using a plastic cone or a paint brush, but sometimes a small metal-tipped jacquard bottle used for silk painting (a jac bottle) is employed. After about 15–20 minutes, the mud will dry and begin to crack, and during this time, a mixture of lemon juice and white sugar can be applied over the henna design to remoisten the henna mud so that the henna still stain darker. The painted area is then wrapped with tissue, plastic, or medical tape to lock in body heat, creating a more intense colour on the skin.
Bridal Mehndi designs are most sought after thing for every Indian, Pakistani and women’s of sub continent. The craze of bridal mehndi is also seen here in US.
Mehndi looks awesome on hands, shoulders, legs, palms and if use creatively it looks gorgeous on other parts of the body too. Learn how to make henna powder, henna paste, henna cone and how to apply Mehndi (Henna) on your body to look amazing....
There is no denying the popularity of Arabic Mehndi designs similarly Arabic floral Mehndi designs are also very famous which adds charm to women's beauty. Many modern brides prefer Arabic floral Mehndi designs on their most special day to make their hands, feet look unique and extremely attractive.