Indian Mehandi Festivals
As we all know India is very well known as a country of cultural and traditional festivals as it has many cultures and religions.
Here the celebration of some of the biggest festivals like Diwali, Teej, Karwa chaut takes place all over the country with great joy and love. As because mehandi is considered to be a symbol of auspiciousness and purity, therefore these celebration seems to be incomplete without the application of mehandi.
In fact, application of mehandi is a custom during any celebration in India, be it Karva Chaut, Teej, Diwali, Ramzan or any other festival.
People of various religions like Hindu, Muslim, Sikh etc. celebrate their festivals in a unique manner with different rituals, significance and its beliefs. All these beliefs and rituals make the application of mehandi a much anticipated and charming tradition.
Over the centuries, mehandi has become so ingrained in Indian tradition that today the mehandi ceremony is one of the major celebrations before the wedding.This ceremony held a couple of days before the wedding ceremony,this ceremony is celebrated with a lot of pomp and honor in both Hindu as well as Islamic religion.
During this ceremony a mehandi expert applies mehandi on the palms and feet of the bride .Also every female member of family gets mehandi done on her hands and feet. The entire celebration of a mehandi ceremony is extremely festive.
There is also one of the tradition to write the name of the groom on the bride's palm. In some regions, this is also a small ritual after the wedding. The groom is made to search for his name, which is usually smartly written so as not be readily visible.
The application of mehandi during auspicious days and various cultural festivals like Diwali, Rakshabandhan, Karwa chaut etc.. is a reflection of the rich Indian culture, bringing together many lovely sentiments and beliefs.