Mehndi: Applying mehendi to the bride and the groom before the wedding, is one of the oldest Indian traditions. The ceremony, however, entails an elaborate application of mehendi designs on a bride’s hands and feet. As for the groom, a mere token of application of henna is a mark of good omen.
Mehendi represents the bond of matrimony and is therefore, considered a ‘shagun’. It signifies the love and affection between the couple and their families.
Here are some popular beliefs that are associated with this tradition:
The darkness of the mehendi colour on a bride’s hand represents the deep love between the would-be-couple.
The mehendi colour also shows the love and understanding between the bride and her mother-in-law.