Mehendi Designs of Rajasthan
Mehendi Designs fascinates you?If yes, than just visit the colorful state of
Rajasthan that is famed around the globe for its intricate mehendi or henna
Mehendi is a ceremonial art which was originated from ancient India. But it
is popular in several other countries also like Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh,
Sudan, Morocco, and some other countries of Central Asia.
It is a traditional art form in which intricate patterns of Mehendi or
henna is applied to both the hands and feet of the bride before wedding
ceremonies. As putting up Mehendi on the hands is regarded as a symbol of
good luck. Not only brides, even bride grooms are also decorate their hands
with the Mehendi before marriage.
Indian ladies are very fond of beautifying their hands with Mehendi during
various occasion. Beside wedding ceremonies, Mehendi is also used in other
auspicious occasions or festivals like Karva Chauth, Teej etc.
Famous Rajasthani Mehendi, Among all the Indian states, Rajasthan is famed in the entire country for
its mehnedi. Rajasthani mahendi is considered to be of supreme quality as
because it leaves the darkest color of red on hands and feet. Due to this
Mehendi or henna of Rajasthan is always in great demand for bridal Mehendi.
In the most celebrated wedding of two actors of Indian Film Industry ie
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, more than 15kilos of Mehendi is
procured from Rajasthan. This very well proves that how popular is
Rajasthani Mehendi among both the masses and classes.
Mehendi is the most significant element of Rajasthani wedding. Embellishing
hands and feet with Mehendi does not require much efforts. Even its
preparation is very simple. It is prepared by grinding the dry henna leaves
into a very fine powder and then mixes with the water to make a paste. This
paste is then applied on the hands either with the help of matchsticks or
cones. After the Mehendi gets dry, it is removed.
There are so many designs available in Rajasthan to decorate hands and feet
with the Mehendi. Every occasion has a unique design. The most popular
design of Rajasthani Mehendi is Chowk which means courtyard. This designed
is put up in various forms. One form is applied at the time of Gangaur
festival, others at the time of Teej or Holi and many more. Some other
popular designs that are used in Rajasthan are Chopper (game of dice which
symbolizes the marital love), lahriya(waves), pankhi or beejani(meaning
If you visit Rajasthan, at the time of any fair or festival, than you will
noticed many men and women , standing in queue to decorate the hands of
their customers, with their Mehendi paste and designs. So, whenever you are
in a trip to Rajasthan, don't miss out to adorn your palms with Mehendi or
Henna which will surely bring good luck to your life.