10 Beautiful Rajasthani Bridal Mehandi Designs
Mehandi is an integral part of our Indian culture and is most commonly used by women on weddings and on some special occasions. Many Hindu ceremonies are considered incomplete without Mehandi.
Festivals like Karva Chauth, Diwali, Rakshabhandhan, Teej and Sinjaare are few occasions when most women necessarily apply mehandi on their palms and even on their feet too.
There are various varieties and designs of Mehandi art and one of the most beautiful and intricate mehandi art form is Rajasthani Mehandi.
Rajasthani Designs are a little complicated and demands for some expertise. These designs are mostly a brideâ€™s first choice for her â€œD- Dayâ€. Not only does a bride get her hands dyed with mehandi patterns but according to Rajasthani customs even Grooms too apply mehandi on his hands and feet.
Rajasthani mehandi designs mainly have the folk dance, tradition, art forms, creativity and the designs that predict the Rajasthani culture.
Rajasthani mehandi designs show the unique representations of henna by the use of flowers, leaves, peacock shaped designs etc which reflect the Rajasthani culture and tradition.
The Rajasthani mehandi designs are very intricate and often the name or initials of the groom are hidden in the mehandi patterns. Not only are the Rajasthani Mehandi designs hold their mark but also is the Mehandi from Rajasthan that is popular for its quality. It is believed that Mehandi from Rajasthan gives the darkest of colors and stays for a longer period of time in comparison to other types of mehandi available in market (without chemical).
To begin with let us first talk about the traditional style of the bride getting, Bride and Groom designed in Mehandi. This type of pattern has some jaali and motifs designs too. This is a common pattern that most Brides follow.
One of the common and easiest forms of Rajasthani mehandi designs is the traditional Motifs. They look like mango leaf border, infact the motifs are designed keeping the Mango leave sin mind since these leaves are considered auspicious according to the Rajasthani culture. The leafy patterns add more elegance to these simple designs. Not just for the bride, but these patterns are equally graceful for any women or girl and for any occasion. These designs can be extended till the entire length of the hand to make the design look heavier.
Peacock Design is yet another gorgeous Mehandi patter from the rajasthani mehandi art. This design portrays the elegant neck of a peacock along with the traditional â€œPanâ€ leave, â€œSwastikâ€ and â€œKalashâ€. They all are considered very auspicious in the rajasthani culture and are designed on a brides hand so that good luck follows her.
Baraat themed design is also a hit among brides. These types of designs show the proper â€œDoliâ€ and â€œBaraatiâ€ that show the wedding theme. This type of pattern is very hard and only a experienced hand can draw these designs.
Rajasthani designs are very famous for their Mirror themed designs. Mirror theme means that mehandi pattern should designed on feet and hands in such a way that they exactly replicate each other and in such a way that it appears as if both hands are mirror to each other.
Complex pattern is a very hard design which usually has a combination of two or more traditional patterns. Here in this design the Peacock, Motifs, Flowers and Jaali patterns are combined with a touch of shading art. Again this pattern too demands for experts.
Angular designs are those designs that follow small angular patterns to make a full hand design. These are simple designs that do not require any expert artist, only a firm hand is all that this pattern demands for.
Circular Motifs are designs that follow a pattern of motifs in a circular manner. Here in this design we see the circular motifs with minor angular designs. These designs are an upper level to the traditional motifs designs.
Intricate designs are designs that have a little extra detailing and may combine many patterns to form a single design. Here in this design we see elephants, flowers, peacocks all combine to form a graceful Mehandi design.
Angular Mirror design is a little step ahead in the angular designs that focuses on mirror designs along with the angular patterns.
So beauties these were few gorgeous designs from my beautiful Rajasthan. I hope that you like them.
Which is your favorite design?
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