Mehndi or mehendi is a form of body art from Ancient India. Mehndi is derived from the Sanskrit word mendhika.The use of mehndi and turmeric is described in the earliest Hindu Vedic ritual books. It was originally used for only women’s palms and sometimes for men, but as time progressed, it was more common for men to wear it.
Mehendi decoration of palms and feet of a bride,
Mehndi is a ceremonial art form which originated in the ancient Indian subcontinent. It is typically applied during weddings – for brides.
In Assam, apart from marriage, it is broadly used by unmarried women during Rongali bihu.
Mehndi in Weddings
Traditional Hindu or Sikh weddings in India can often be long, ritualistic, and elaborate affairs with many pre-wedding, wedding and post wedding ceremonies. Different countries and regions of a country celebrate the ceremonies in different ways according to their own marriage customs, rituals, and culture.