Hey ladies! Karwa Chauth is here. It’s time to colour your married lives with the joyful hues of mehndi – the ancient Indian beauty art of decorating the hands and feet of women during festive occasions.
The practice of applying Mehndi during weddings and festivals, especially during Karwa Chauth, holds traditional and cultural significance to women in India.
Karwa Chauth is an important festival to Hindu married women. Married women observe fast on this day. It is believed that the fast observed on Karwa Chauth ensures prosperity, longevity and well-being of their husbands. And Mehndi application occupies a special place in the lives of married women on the occasion of Karwa Chauth. During this time, local henna artists in every market corner can be seen applying fascinating traditional mehndi designs and patterns on the palms and feet of women.
Why do women have a special obsession for Mehndi on Karwa Chauth?
Women are touted as more stylish and more conscious when it comes to looking fashionable and presentable on special occasions like Karwa Chauth. And there is hardly any woman who can deny the attraction for this intriguing Indian beauty art.
History traces Indian women’s penchant for adorning her hands and feet with intricate beautiful art. Whatever the design, be it Arabic, traditional, contemporary, geometric, floral or abstract, women will be always attracted to this embellishment more than any other creative decoration on their skin.
The truth of husbands’ expectation from their wives to look gorgeous in all possible ways can not be denied. So, to make themselves appear more attractive and different from usual days, it has always been set- perhaps since the beginning of civilisation, that ladies must decorate their hands and feet during Karwa Chauth. This bright and reddish maroon art commands the attention of hubbies and other people around. The more it grabs people’s attention, the more it becomes appealing to put on.
Women are not only chasing it to look stunning but they want to get praises as well. Mehndi application is a beauty that is skin deep and always subjected to praise.
Traditional beliefs of Mehndi colour on Karwa Chauth
The darker the mehndi colour on the palms, it is believed that women will be loved more by her husband and mother-in-law.
Mehndi application has today become a part of fashion. Besides fashion, mehndi symbolises value for culture and traditions. Henna coloured hands and feet give immense joy to women. For a contemporary woman, mehndi communicates her hidden ethnic personality, conveying to the world that traditional is the new chic.
Being a part of artistic expression, henna is loved by every woman. That’s why, on Karwa Chauth, every woman seeks to have the best mehndi designs by an expert.
Mehndi does not discriminate. It doesn’t matter what size, shape or skin colour you have. You can always find some unique designs that suit you. Don’t miss this stylish beauty art of traditions and culture on Karwa Chauth. The rise of of henna art has been noticed irrespective of geographical boundaries. At this juncture, mehndi artists are making good money by spinning their creativity in beautifying women.
Truly, Mehndi on Karwa Chauth has the power to make you feel a complete woman. Happy Karwa Chauth to all married women.