MEHENDI DESIGNS

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ABOUT MEHNDI CULTURE
Mehndi or Henna is derived from the Sanskritword mendhikā.[1] The use of mehndi and turmericis described in the earliest Hinduism's 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 Indian designs are of representations of the sun on the palm, which, in this context, is intended to represent the hands and feet.
mehndi also known as henna in the western world is the application of as a temporary form of skin decoration, practiced mainly India and Nepal. Popularized by Indian cinema and entertainment industry Bollywood, the people in Pakistan,Bangladesh and the Maldives as well as by expatriatecommunities from those countries also use Mehandi. This tradition has spreaded to exist among some Arab Women particularly the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf nationals. Mehndi decorations became fashionable in the West in the late 1990s, where they are sometimes called henna tattoos.


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  1. Mehndi is a tradition to apply on special occasions in East Asian countries. There are many beautiful ways of applying mehndi such as arabic designs, Indian mehndi etc. These are beautiful designs.

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