Pre-Wedding Preparations

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One of the more interesting pre-marriage Hindu rituals is referred to as the Mehndi.  According to Hindu tradition, a young woman must prepare herself for the wedding and prove she is ready to fulfill her duty as a married woman.


The Mehndi is one of the many art forms painted on the prospective bride’s hands and on the feet.  A Mehndi depicts the bride’s transformation from a girl into a woman.  The messages or symbols painted on the hands and feet also speak about the spiritual connection between marriage and Hinduis

Want to go to a Mehndi party? Go to  This website gives further details about the Mehndi and other body art preparations of the bride.




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