When in college I used to love Mehandi as my mom always pampered me whenever I have Mehandi on my hands. She would feed me with her hands (ohhh.. I so miss my spinster days 😛 especially my mom’s delicious food for me as my family lives in Nagpur). Anyways gone are the days & my craze for Mehandi started fading.
But this year I thought of getting Mehandi for Diwali as I am going to Mamma’s house ( Yeyyyyy… Happy Dance) & I am sure she will pamper me like anything 🙂
Well, traditionally people applied Mehandi on their hands & feet for medicinal purposes as it acts as a cooling agent & soothes the senses of the body. As the love for Mehandi grown people started applying in various occasions too. It is said that during all these festivities woman has immense pressure to decorate the house, to make various types of delicacies & hence Mehandi is applied to calm the pressure. But now a days it has applied as temporary tattoos also especially in western countries. In India many intricate type of designs are applied. So we have shortlisted a few designs for you. Let’s have a look!
- Arabic Mehandi– it is anonymous the origin of this type of design but I think as name suggests it must have originated somewhere in Arabic Country 😛 (Full marks for my logic :-D). Modern people, I mean, working girls don’t have much of time to sit & apply traditional Mehandi so they opt for this design as it looks very modern & time to put on is very less compared to traditional ones.
- Simple Mehandi – some people just want to apply Mehandi for the sake of religious purpose. Hence they can use designs like flowers. (See below)
- Intricate Mehandi Designs– such designs are mainly used in festivities like Teej, Diwali & Rakshabandhan.
- Bridal Mehandi– as the name suggests it is applied when one is getting married. Generally face of bride & groom is drawn creatively. Also many people draws the faces of deities like Ganesha, Laxmi, etc.
Do share your pics if you are planning to apply Mehandi this Diwali. Till then…….. C Ya!!!!