Earlier when the henna tree was in the backyard of everyone’s ancestral homes, young girls use to pluck the fresh henna leaves and then grind them in mortar and pestle with some lemon juice sprinkled.That’s how fresh henna paste was made.
All the women in the family would take turns to apply the freshly ground Mehendi in the form of moon and stars. They use to let it dry over night for the colour to turn into the sun kissed bright orange in the morning.
Did we bring out all your old childhood memories ? *wink* *wink*. Good old days Isn’t?
From the traditional moon and stars design to the sophisticated portraits of bride and groom, Bridal Mehendi came a long way over the generations.
As Team BE always thrives to introduce fresh fashion to all the to-be Brides, today we wanted to share regarding the new ‘mandala‘ design trend in Mehendi. All thanks to Pratyusha Acharyabhatta, a virtuoso Mehendi Artist who runs Pratysusha’s Mehendi for all the details she excitedly told me about the ‘mandala‘ designs. Now, if you are wondering about what is a mandala, it is a spiritual symbol which represents the universe in the Sanskrit language. These designs have been vividly mentioned in the Rig Veda. Over the time, any geometric design or circular figures were started being called as mandala.
Now, even Mehendi designs are inspired from the geometric patterns and they are so much in vogue that you would have already observed the beautiful designs on the hands of the brides. Though it looks much similar to the moon and stars designs of our childhood, the intricacy in the design is something you would not want to miss.
While heavy Rajasthani designs are still irreplaceable for a bride on her wedding day, Mandala proves to be an amazing choice for Brides on their engagement and also for the Brides maids who would want some simple designs on their hands. Brides too can opt for more sophisticated Mandala designs and we are sure you they would be just fab.
So, if you too want to have these Mandala designs and other Mehendi Packages for your big day, all you would want is to have Pratyusha to design the henna for you. Its not just for brides, she also handles group packages upto about 40-50 people. Pratyusha’s Mehendi is now open for bookings for this wedding season across Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, Bangalore, Kerala. Please give a thumps up on their fb page which is Pratyusha’s mehendi to follow all her works. She would be available on 9944493537, 8297981818.