Karwa Chauth, a festival in Hindu community where married women observe a day long fast for their husband’s long life is being celebrated today. Though married women across the nation celebrate this occasion but Karwa Chauth is more popular and celebrated in its actual form in northwestern part of India. Married women on this day keep a day long fast which starts from sunrise and end after moonrise. On Karwa Chauth, married women pray for the healthy and long life of their husbands. Women on the occasion of Karwa Chauth, apply beautiful mehendi (a form of body art) designs on their hands and wear traditional Indian dresses differ by region to celebrate the occasion in full spirit.

By looking at the rising moon through a sieve, the women break their fast. After this, they look at their husbands, who give them water and sweets. While Karwa means clay pot and chauth means fourth, implying that the festival is celebrated on the fourth day of the month of Kartik.

Mehendi, which is a very important part of Karwa Chauth for women is a form of body art from Ancient India, in which decorative designs are created on a person’s body, using a paste, created from the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant (Lawsonia inermis). Ancient in origin, mehndi is still a popular form of body art among the women of the Indian Subcontinent, Africa, and the Middle East.

This Karwa Chauth, while you dress up in your best traditional attire, you should try out these different and trending designs of mehendi which will add more grace to your look. It is said that darker the colour of the mehendi, deeper the love of your husband for you. Here are six popular mehendi designs you can opt for this Karwa Chauth:

1-Indian mehendi designs:

2- Arabic mehendi designs:

3-Pakistani mehendi designs

 

4-Floral mehendi designs

5-African mehendi designs

6-Rajasthani mehendi designs

 

First Published | 7 October 2017 4:12 PM
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