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Mehndi Designs

Mehendi Designs

Mehndi is the application of henna as a temporary form of skin decoration in India and Pakistan, as well as by expatriate communities from the country. The word mehndi is derived from the Sanskrit word mendhika. The use of mehndi and turmeric is described in the earliest Vedic ritual books. Mehendi is an important Vedic custom as a symbolic representation of the Outer and the Inner Sun. Traditional mehndi designs draw the sun on the palm, which in this context represents the mind. [… Next …]