The ancient art of decorating palms and feet with mehendi or henna originated in South East Asia, India and Pakistan mainly some 500 years ago. This art of making intricate mehendi designs is more of like temporary tattoo. Its completely natural and hassle free. Few advantages of applying mehendi are – it has a cooling effect. Ladies living in tropical countries love applying mehendi on their palms, feet & back. Mehendi has a soothing effect.
Mehendi can be applied on any body part using a toothpick or stencil. Now-a-days markets are flooded with ready made mehendi cones. All one needs to do is just prick the mehendi cone and make henna design of your choice. Over the last decade applying latest mehndi designs on festivals like Eid, Teej, Rakhi, Karvachauth, Weddings, etc has gained significant importance.
There are quite a few Henna color variants available like black, brown, dark orange, bright red, etc.
Natural mehendi has herbal properties, it tends to becalm the skin with a gentle cooling effect and has therapeutic tendencies.
There are many latest mehendi design books available in the market. Famous mehendi designs include – Indian, Pakistani, African and Arabic mehendi. Indian mehendi futher has categories like – Dilli mehendi, Mumbai mehendi, Rajasthani mehendi, etc. Dilli mehendi consists more of peacock and ambi designs whereas more intricate designs are done in Mumbai mehendi so on so forth.
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Recently in July 2013 during Gauri Vrat festivities a Vadodara boy called Deeshit Salat applied beautiful mehendi designs on 420 hands (270 women) in just 27 hours. Earlier in 2011, Dipti Desai of Ahmedabad registered her name in Guinnesss World Record book by decorating 140 palms of 70 women in just 24 hours 45 minutes.
Wishing you all Eid Mubarak & Happy Teej.
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