Indian wedding traditions


mehendi on the skin of the bride traditionally applied to senior, experienced relative.The instruments they use metal or wooden sticks, displaying intricate patterns on the hands and feet of the bride hand.On the feet, hands, wrists and ankles henna preserved longest, as the skin in these areas dry and thin.In the process of applying these patterns experienced women tend to devote a bride into the mysteries of the marriage bond.Henna tattoos can be kept for a long time, India has traditionally been considered, as long as the skin of the bride (and wife) visible pattern wedding, she is released from normal duties and hassle. usually henna tattoos last up to two to three weeks.


mehendi primarily designed to keep the love in marriage.Dark, almost b
lack mehendi patterns are talking about a very strong love.Red Tattoo promises power and fertility, made of red henna mehendi usually contain floral designs, images of animals and birds - all this relates to the life cycle of a woman, with the concept of birth, growth, regeneration, death.It is believed that mehndi serves as protection against evil spirits, misfortunes, diseases.That is why the Indian women cover their body such tattoos, not only during the wedding.


in India are very popular complex patterns and ornaments, images of lotus flowers and peacock are luck and love.That is why the hands and feet of the bride often depict these patterns.


Indian girl fervently believe that mehendi will love and care for her husband.Indian girls think that the beauty of painting hands and feet have to admire their future husband and his relatives.In some regions of India decorate their bodies with henna and grooms.

mehendi - a good way to appeal to the gods.Very often in the paintings of hands and feet encrypted prayers and requests.It is often applied to Indian bride at her hands picture of an elephant, which is a symbol of the Merciful Lord Ganesha - God, who always cared about people. Henna considered a good energy protection, as they are applied to the palm of your hand, which go all the energy channels.


Now, not only in India


Increasingly tradition to paint your skin with exotic oriental designs before important events and enters into Western society.Pretty neat to see a young girl of European appearance with flowers or animals, painted with henna on the hands.Many people make a similar list yourself, it takes time and effort to the same patterns do not usually get so thin, like the Indian bride, however, they look impressive, if their creator good taste.