“Chemicals in mehndi leads to its
dark colour..”everyone said…
but deep inside her heart she belives…
It is only the essence of his LOVE !!!!!
- Mehndi is a form of body art originating from the Indian subcontinent, in which decorative designs are created on a person’s body, using a paste, created from the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant .
- Dating back to ancient India, mehndi is still a popular form of body art among the women of the Indian subcontinent, Africa and the Middle East.
- The use of mehndi and turmeric is described in the earliest Hindu Vedic ritual books.
- It was originally used for only women’s palms and sometimes for men, but as time progressed, it was more common for men to wear it.
- Haldi , as well as mehndi, are Vedic customs, intended to be a symbolic representation of the outer and the inner sun.
- Vedic customs are centered on the idea of “awakening the inner light”.
- Indian designs are representations of the sun on the palm, which, in this context, is intended to represent the hands and feet. Mehendi has a great significance in performing classical dance like Bharatnatyam.
- There are many variations and designs.
Women usually apply mehndi designs to their hands and feet, though some, including cancer patients and women with alopecia occasionally decorate their scalps.
- The standard color of henna is brown, but other design colors such as white, red, black and gold are sometimes employed.
- Practiced mainly in the Indian subcontinent, mehndi is the application of a temporary form of skin decoration.
- popularized in the West by Indian cinema and the entertainment industry, the people in Nepal, Bangladesh and the Maldives also use mehndi.
- Mehndi decorations became fashionable in the West in the late 1990s, where they are called henna tattoos.