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It was about time someone wrote about something important for a change; I thought to myself. It’s hard enough being a writer nowadays when articles are always coming out about the newest trends in makeup or fashion – what with magazines, blogs and social media constantly telling us how we’re supposed to look.
Mehndi, although not many people know this, translates from Sanskrit (which is now used mostly as an Indian language) into Henna which leaves stains on whatever surface it touches – including skin and clothes! And while most modern-day women would rather stay away from anything that even remotely resembles natural – preferring instead store-bought hair dye or artificial nails – mehndi remains popular in many parts of Asia…where they prefer traditions over trendy new looks.
When written in Hindi, it sounds all the same- yet when they are written in English, most spellings and words are unique. Reading both just may sound alike- but they’re nothing more than differences in handwriting style. This is only an introduction to the ‘mehndi’ design itself- there are plenty of other ways mehndi can be applied to the human body, including dyeing hair and nails mehndi colors. More on that later, though. To finish off this section quickly, I’ll go over why men/women wear mehndi every day- and what styles popular around the world come out with!
Why do people Put Mehandi on Hands and Legs
If you hear someone say that this is just tradition, then they’re only half right. My intent in this section is to provide as much information about mehndi (henna) as possible so that we may learn about it for ourselves – if we don’t already know. Mehndi isn’t only a decorative design; its deeper significance can create some terrific health benefits too!
One of the most popular ways for people to stay cool during a hot summer is to apply mehndi. Throughout the year, humans maintain an internal temperature around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit and so they do whatever they can to lower it; drinking water, eating certain types of food and being exposed to cooler temperatures when possible. However, during occasions such as weddings which often carry with them high levels of stress or tension, applying mehndi provides another option for lowering temperature.
Furthermore, applying mehndi not only lowers skin’s temperature but also protects against bacteria or infections that can cause a variety of health problems such as diabetes or cholera outbreaks. Hands are likely to come into contact with other substances more often than any other part of the body (such as cleaning products) therefore many opt for mehndi in summer – typically July through September – for preventing illnesses in those areas where constant exposure poses risks to our wellbeing
Mehndi Design Enahances your Beauty
Not only for the health benefits, Mehandi is also worn to enhance your natural beauty at many different social occasions such as weddings and cultural events such as Diwali or Eid. It may seem strange putting Mehndi on different parts of your body rather than one common area – but it makes sense when you think about how often these hands and legs are seen in public before they’re covered up again.
Not many women have the time to keep themselves looking presentable through temporary Henna designs; however, if they did they would certainly stand out among others who didn’t take this effort during their day-to-day life.
A Social Trend
Mehndi is an Indian religious practice for men and women alike. It is typically applied during weddings, festivals like Karva Chauth, Vat Purnima, Diwali, Navratri, Durga Pooja and Teej etc.; though some Hindu sects do not partake of this. Other Muslim sects too follow this tradition which they believe was started by Hazrat Ali who married Fatimah at a time when Islam was still being established in the South Asian world.
This ink-and-mud pigment can be found all over India but remains strongest in its birthplace – Pakistan. Men sometimes apply Mehndi to their bodies but more often than not it’s reserved for females only because they are traditionally thought of as vessels meant to receive divine inspiration from God while men are thought as protectors of these vessels – Mehindi stands testament to both beliefs simultaneously.
How to Make Mehndi Designs
If you’re just starting out and wanting to do this on your own for the first time then here is a simple guide to help. The most basic design is one that looks like a dot, which in Hindi means ‘Mehndi’. To create this type of design, simply place one dot onto the center of your hands or feet; from there feel free to add more dots around it so they form into what looks like an elegant flower-shaped decoration.
If you’re looking for a style that’s slightly more complicated, try the Spiral Mehndi design. To create this style, start at one point and gradually widen it into an outer spiral pattern. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, give Paisley Mehndi Design a go! Start at the bottom of your wrist or foot before making an outer looping pattern with wavy lines in between each gap.
This design is best suited to people who are seeking something new in their own aesthetics. That said, let’s move on to the next section of our guide so we can explore some designs you may be familiar with along with others you’ve never even heard of yet!
Types of Mehendi Designs by Region
There are eight different types of mehndi styles when you take into account origins.
Indian Mehndi Design (Bharwa Mehndi Design)
Dholki, Palki, Bride, Groom
Pakistani Mehandi Design
Arabic Mehndi Design
Minimal and bold art work
Moroccan Mehndi Design
Typically uses geometric patterns, curves and shapes
African Mehndi Desgin
In this design several
Western / Contemporary Mehandi Design
These designs are treated as tattoos, or it is designed as if like you are wearing some ornaments etc.
IndoWestern Mehndi Design
Mehendi patterns are typically a mixture of both Indian and Arabic designs. Thick borders separate each mehndi pattern from one another while they swirl around the arm or hand.
Types of Mehendi Designs by Application
There are many different Mehndi patterns that differ by culture but there are also some common patterns that can be found across cultures.
Full Hand Mehndi Design
A mehndi, as the name implies, is traditionally done all over someone’s hand. It is done most often when an individual marries themselves or their loved ones, but also sometimes at other life-cycle events such as birthdays and anniversaries.
To give some examples of my work – I have created a variety of full-hand designs that cover themes from Indian traditional patterns to simplistic styles for those looking for something less dramatic – you may find what you’re looking for here on my page!
Below are some of the example of full-hand Mehendi designs:
Back Hand Mehendi Design
When in a rush, sometimes people will just do the front-hand design and leave the back hand mehndi design. But if enough people are willing to put Mehandi on the back hand as well, both hands can have one or even two complete designs or it can also be done in part of the area for each.
Below are several examples of the back-handed mehndi style:
Bridal Mehandi Design
This is the most uncommon of all Henna Designs I’ve ever seen. Normally, women tend to put Henna on their hands and feet before they get married because it symbolizes beauty. Sometimes it involves very complicated designs such as floral, Arabic or Indian ones which can be hard but also make you feel special:
Below are several full-hand and full-leg bridal mehendi designs for you to choose from:
Celebrity Style Mehndi Design
This is not something new! If a new design of clothing (such as a new saree) comes out in movies or popular tv shows then people instantly want it for themselves. And the same goes for Mehndi – whenever celebrities show off their unique designs, people copy them and share them with friends.
I often copy those styles too, because I love showing off my creativity and trying to show other people just how much fun this stuff can be.
In this article, you will find some of the best mehndi designs according to celebrities.
Easy and Simple Mehendi Design
Well, these can be anything. Sometimes the Arabic or Moroccan design looks simple; while at other times they could also look complicated to several people. Essentially these designs are simplistic and only take up a small amount of space – leaving plenty of room for personalization in the design.
Here are some simple yet easy mehndi designs for you to try out:
There are many different Mehndi designs, but these covers only what I believe are the most popular ones. If you know of any more please feel free to leave a comment below! Just keep doing what you’re doing and keep being beautiful!
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